Use dual displays with Chromebox

No matter how large your monitor, it can become cramped as you add more participants to a meeting. Attach a second monitor to your Chromebox to make sure everyone can see everyone else (and their documents).

Add a second screen

To add a second screen, simply plug a second display in to your Chromebox display port. The Chromebox automatically recognizes and adds the second monitor as a secondary display. 

During a video meeting:

  • The primary (main) screen displays a background image, the meeting details, and the “filmstrip” thumbnails of meeting participants. The primary screen also shows the active speaker, although you can also pin a specific speaker to the monitor (so they are always shown).
  • The secondary screen displays an image of the local room. This switches to a person who is presenting, or to the active speaker (if a specific attendee is “pinned” to the primary screen). 

Use dual displays

Note: Currently, dual displays are not supported with the Chromebase.

When you first start a meeting

No setup is necessary. On the primary monitor, use the remote control to join a video meeting .

  • The primary (main) screen displays the meeting details, a “filmstrip” of meeting participants, and the active speaker.
  • The secondary screen displays an image of the local room.

Using the remote control

The remote control interacts with the primary screen, not the secondary screen.

If a person is presenting

The active speaker appears on the primary screen, and the document being presented appears on the secondary screen. For details, see Present to a video meeting.

Pin a participant to the primary screen

Use the remote to select a participant and pin them to the primary screen. Their image stays on the screen, no matter who else is speaking or presenting. The secondary screen shows either the person actively speaking or the document being presented.

Note: If only one participant is in the meeting, they are pinned to both screens.

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