Connect your Chromebook to a monitor

You can connect your Chromebook to a monitor or TV with an HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA port.

Sometimes you need an adapter cable to do this. 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.

Show your Chromebook screen on your monitor

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Displays.
  4. Click Mirror Internal Display. Your screen will show on all connected monitors.

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

Adjust your screens

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Displays.
  4. To adjust your Chromebook screen, click Internal Display. To adjust your monitor screen, click 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.

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

Correct your touchscreen monitor

Fix issues with your touchscreen monitor, like if your touchscreen isn't responding correctly:

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Displays.
  4. Click the touchscreen monitor you want to calibrate.
  5. Click Calibrate.
  6. Your Chromebook will ask you to tap the corners of your touchscreen. Follow the onscreen steps.
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