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Connect your Chromebook to a monitor

You can connect your Chromebook to a monitor or TV with a 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.

Connect to a monitor

First, plug the monitor into the appropriate port on your Chromebook:

  1. Find the display output and input ports on your Chromebook. (If you’re not sure which ports to use, refer to 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.

Adjust, rotate, or align your screen

To change how the screen looks on your monitor:

  1. Click your account picture.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Display settings.

From here, you can change settings, like the order of your displays.

  • Rotate the image: In the "Orientation" section, choose an option.
  • Center your screen: In the "TV alignment" section, click Adjust, then press the Shift and arrow keys until your screen is aligned.
  • Show the display across multiple screens: Check the box for "Enable Unified Desktop mode."
  • Mirror your screen: Press Ctrl + Full screen Full screen.

Calibrate your touchscreen monitor

If you’re using a touchscreen monitor with your Chromebook, you can make sure it’s working by calibrating it:

  1. Click your account picture.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Display settings.
  4. In the "Manage displays" section, 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 steps as they appear.

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