Guide for Recording Screen with Multiple Monitors
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Guide for Recording Screen with Multiple Monitors

Last updated on May 10, 2016 by

Instead of recording screen in a single monitor, there are times that you may want to capture screen activity on dual or multiple monitors that connected to your computer. This can be done by moving the recording region from one monitor to another. However, some users have puzzles in doing so. To know how to make multiple monitors recording with Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder or its pro version, you can simple follow the step-by-step guide below.

Note that if you are using the pro version, then please download and use the latest version from below for making sure the version you are using supports multiple monitors.

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I. Ensure that you have extended your displays

When plugging two or more monitors to your desktop or laptop computer, the same image on your computer will be display on all the external monitors. However, this won’t allow you to drag or move windows between those monitors. To achieve this, you need to make sure you have extended your displays first by changing your display settings.

To know how to extend your displays, you can refer to the following steps.

  • Click the “Start” button to open start menu of your computer, then select “Control Panel”.
  • Next, click the “Adjust screen resolution” from the “Appearance and Personalization” list.
  • Then you can choose “Extend these displays” from the drop-down menu of “Multiple Displays” and hit “OK” to confirm the changes.

Once above settings are done, you can move on to the next section for recording.

II. Start region or full screen recording

Now that you have ability to move windows from one to another by configuring above settings successfully, then you can initiate your recording.

Record region

To record multiple screens in region mode, then you just need to run our screen recorder, then choose to capture any rectangular region of your desktop. Then you can move the recording region to the extended monitor. To do this, you just need to hit the pause button, then a cross icon will appear in the middle of your recording region. After that, you can click it and drag the recording region to the extended monitor.

move recording to other monitor

Capture full screen

While if you prefer capturing screen in full screen on the extended display, then you just need to move the recording region and recording toolbar on the monitor that you wish to do make screencast, and then hit the full screen icon on the toolbar. In this way, you can start your screencast in full screen.

record full screen

Tips:
If you still fail to record multiple monitors, then please check whether the DPI of your external displays are the same, if not, please change to the same one, especially when you are using the external monitors of laptop.

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Posted by: Apowersoft on to Online Screen Recorder, Screen Recorder. Last updated on May 10, 2016

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  • I hid the tool bar while recording and have no way of turning it back on. had no idea this would happen. Please help.
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    • Please click the setting icon on the online program, then go to "Recording"--> "Show recording toolbar", you may select it and the tool bar will come out.
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