How do I Add Split Screen on a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Laptop With Two Monitors?

The Lenovo T60 Thinkpad allows users the ability to add an additional monitor to the computer. The monitor is connected to the computer using a VGA connection located on the side of the computer. Once the external monitor is connected, it can be used as an extension of the desktop, independent of the computer's on-board LCD monitor. Using the extended desktop feature of the dual monitor support is helpful when multitasking or using two programs or windows at once, as you can place each window or program on its own monitor, eliminating the need to switch back and forth between windows.

Plug the external monitor's VGA cable into the VGA output on the side of the Lenovo ThinkPad T60. Once connected, the computer will automatically detect the new display.

Open the "Start" menu, then click "Control Panel." Double-click "Display" from within the Control Panel, then click on the tab labelled "Settings."

Click on the external monitor in the "Display" window, then click "Extend The Desktop Onto This Monitor." To make the external monitor the main display and the ThinkPad's display the secondary display, place a check mark in the box labelled "This Is My Main Monitor" with the external monitor selected.

Click "Apply" to save the changes, then click "OK" to close the window and begin using the dual-monitor desktop.

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