• Remember, if you're using dual monitors or connected to a projector, you can set different settings on each screen individually. This is particularly helpful in a classroom environment as some display settings are more applicable to large format screens if you're using the device for presentation purposes. 

  • Adjust your Displays

    1. At the bottom right, select the time.

    2. Select Settings .

    3. In the "Device" section, select Displays.

    4. To adjust your Chromebook screen, select Built-in Display. To adjust your monitor screen, select the name of the monitor.

      • Make items on your screen smaller or larger: In the "Display size" section, choose an option.

      • Rotate the screen: In the "Orientation" section, choose an option.

    5. [Optional] Under your monitor tab, you can also:

      • Change screen sharpness: In the "Resolution" section, choose an option.

      • Change frequency of screen updates: Choose a higher refresh rate to refresh content on the screen faster.

    Tip: To quickly move windows or apps from one screen to another, on your keyboard, press Search + Alt + m or Launcher + Alt + m.

  • Show your Chromebook screen on your monitor (mirroring)

    1. At the bottom right, select the time.
    2. Select Settings .
    3. In the "Device" section, select Displays.
    4. Select Mirror Built-in Display. This option will appear when your monitor is connected.

    Tip: To view your Chromebook screen only on your monitor, press and hold Decrease brightness .

  • Rotate in Screen Orientation in Chrome OS

    Sometimes you want your screen to be flipped or in portrait mode.  Follow these steps to rotate your Chromebook/Chromebox screen.

    Press the Ctrl + Shift + Refresh keys to begin the screen rotation process on your Chromebook. A pop-up will ask whether you want to perform the action or not. If you’re here, you probably want to do it, so click Continue. This will rotate the screen by 90 degrees each time you perform the shortcut.


    1. Open your Settings.
    2. Go to Device, then Displays.
    3. Click the orientation dropdown menu.
    4. Choose your preferred orientation.

  • Use an adapter to connect your Chromebook to a monitor

    Sometimes you need an adapter cable to connect your Chromebook to a monitor. To learn what type of cable you need, check the instructions included with your Chromebook.

    1. Find the display output and input ports on your Chromebook. (If you’re not sure which ports to use, check the instructions included with your Chromebook.)
    2. Use these two ports to find the correct adapter (ex. DisplayPort to HDMI).
    3. Plug the adapter into the monitor, then into your Chromebook.

Last Modified on September 4, 2022