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.

  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.

Adjust, rotate, or align your screen

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Device" section, click Displays.
    • Change resolution: In the "Resolution" section, choose the screen resolution you prefer.
    • 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.

Mirror or turn off your Chromebook screen

  • Mirror your Chromebook screen: Press Ctrl + Full screen Full screen. If you're connected to two or more monitors, your Chromebook's display will show on all screens. 
  • Turn off your Chromebook screen: To view only your monitor screen, press and hold Decrease brightness Decrease brightness. The Chromebook screen will turn black and the monitor will light up as the main display.

Note: To quickly move windows between your screens, press 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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