Basically I want to go from this:

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To this:

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I know it's weird/unusual thing but it's what I want. I don't care that half the screen gets cut off.

How can I do this on my windows 10 laptop? Thanks.

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    You want to show two of the same screen on a single screen on your laptop? Perhaps if you tell us what you're actually trying to accomplish we'll have a better idea how best to help. Feb 10, 2020 at 22:55
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    What you describe would require third-party software. I am not aware of any software that does what you want.
    – Ramhound
    Feb 10, 2020 at 23:06
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    Nothing native to show two identical screens on the same display. You can open apps and snap to side / top and have two or four app screens quite easily. You can also run a second machine in VMware Workstation and run it in Unity Mode to use both (different) systems simultaneously
    – John
    Feb 11, 2020 at 0:02
  • Hi @music2myear I am trying to stream my laptop screen into a VR headset. So I want to replicate the screen and ideally add some viewpoint distortion. I don't know if this is possible. I am also open to doing this with a Linux (ubuntu) laptop.
    – JDS
    Feb 11, 2020 at 21:11
  • Do you want to duplicate the screen twice, or only move it over to the right? Do you care about what is displayed in the left half? Do you want to use the mouse in both halves?
    – harrymc
    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:56

2 Answers 2


I don't know of a solution for duplicating half of the screen and for both halves to be functional.

The only solution I can think of is to use a magnifier that can be adjusted to mirror the left half over the right half.

An example magnifier that is adaptable enough to more or less fulfill the requirement is Magnifixer:

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The above was created by dragging the magnified area to the upper-right corner of the screen, then resizing it to cover half of the screen. Finally, I moved the cursor to the top-left corner and set "Fixed location" via the shortcut Ctrl+F to stop it following the cursor.

The only problem here is that Magnifixer insists on having white borders around the area.


See if Virtual Desktop helps. From what I understand, you want to view your screen on VR, so this should be able to help you. It's available on Steam here.

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