Dual Monitor Setup

Modified on: Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 at 9:26 AM

In This Article:

  1. Video Card Configurations for Windows Extended Desktop
  2. Dual Monitor Troubleshooting
  3. Enable Windows Extended Desktop
  4. Setting Up EasyWorship to Use Your Second Monitor
  5. Intel Graphics Monitor Setup

EasyWorship is designed for dual monitor display. That means it can produce two different displays at the same time. The first display--Monitor #1 or the primary monitor--goes to the control screen, which is what the operator sees. The second display--Monitor #2 or the secondary monitor--goes to the output screen that is projected to the congregation (this could be a TV, projector, or LCD screen). This kind of "Dual Monitor Display" makes it possible for an operator to be editing the Schedule Area in EasyWorship while the congregation is viewing only the current song, scripture, video, presentation, or feed.

EasyWorship uses Windows extended desktop to accomplish this. The following are three different video card configurations that will allow you to use Windows Extended desktop:

Video Card Configurations for Windows Extended Desktop

  1. Two video cards with a single output on each card. Works with desktop PCs only. (Not recommended)
  2. A single video card with two outputs. Works with desktop PCs only. (Recommended)
  3. A laptop with a video output (VGA, DVI or HDMI) on the side or back of the laptop.

Common ways to set up a computer for dual monitor output.

  1. EasyWorship may be set up with a single monitor on the desk to control the software (Monitor #1) and with a projector as the secondary output (Monitor #2).
  2. Customers using laptops will use their laptop monitor as the control monitor (Monitor #1) and the output on the side or back of the laptop for output to the audience (Monitor #2).
  3. You may also add a video splitter to the secondary output. This would allow you to have two secondary outputs (live screens) or a second monitor on the desk as well as a secondary output for the audience.

NOTES: See Enabling Windows Extended Desktop for instructions on how to check a computer for Dual Monitor compatibility and for instructions on setting up Dual Monitors to use with EasyWorship.

Dual Monitor Troubleshooting

If your problem cannot be resolved by following the steps below, contact our Customer Support Team via email at support@easyworship.com.

1. I see the same thing on my second monitor as I see on my primary monitor. Your windows desktop has not been extended to the second monitor. Enable the windows extended desktop. See below: Enabling Windows Extended Desktop.
2. I enabled the Windows extended desktop, but it disables itself after I apply the setting. You have an Intel Graphics card, or you do not have your projector connected to your secondary video port, or the projector is not turned on. Use the instructions in Intel Graphics Monitor Setup to enable the windows extended desktop for your Intel Graphics card. Connect your projector or secondary monitor to the secondary monitor port on your graphics card and make sure that the monitor, or projector, is turned on.
3. Windows extended desktop is enabled, but EasyWorship still displays the output on my primary monitor. The secondary monitor is not selected as the output monitor in EasyWorship. Click the Edit menu, then Options. In the Live settings, Select Monitor 2 (Secondary) for the Output monitor. Click OK.

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Enable Windows Extended Desktop

  1. Open EasyWorship.
  2. Click on the Edit menu.
  3. Click Options.
  4. The Options dialog box appears.


  5. Select the Live tab on the upper left.
  6. In the section titled Live Options, click the Monitor Setup button.
  7. EasyWorship will open the Screen Resolution dialog box.

  8. Select monitor 2. (If display 1 and 2 boxes do not appear, your computer does not have dual monitor capability, or you do not have a projector or monitor plugged into the secondary video output on the computer.)
  9. Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor or select Extend these displays from the drop down list.
  10. Set the Screen area resolution.
    • Standard 4:3 - 800x600 or 1024x768
    • Widescreen 16:9 - 852x480, 1280x720 or 1920x1080
    • Widescreen 16:10 - 1280x768, 1280x800 or 1440x900

            (The recommended setting is typically the best to try first.)

  1. Verify the color setting for monitor number 2 is set to 32 bit.
  2. Click Apply then OK. If prompted to keep the settings click Yes.
  3. Now you need to set up EasyWorship to use your second monitor. To do this, follow the instructions below.

Setting Up EasyWorship To Use Your Second Monitor

EasyWorship will normally find the secondary display and automatically send the output to that screen. However, you may need to set up the output screen manually. The instructions below will walk you through the process.

  1. Open EasyWorship
  2. Click on the Edit menu.
  3. Click Options.
  4. The Options dialog box appears.

  5. Select the Live tab on the upper left.
  6. In the section titled Live Options, click the Output Monitor dropdown and select Secondary Monitor.
  7. Click OK.

Intel Graphics Monitor Setup

  1. Right-click on the Windows Desktop.
  2. Click Graphics Properties.
  3. Under Devices or Display Devices, click on the Extended Desktop option.
  4. The Primary Device should be set to Notebook or Built-in-Display.
  5. The Secondary Device should be set to Monitor.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Open EasyWorship
  8. Click on the Edit menu.
  9. Click Options.
  10. Under Live, go to Select Output Monitor and select Secondary Monitor from the drop down list.
  11. Click OK.

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