Video layouts and screen share content can be displayed on two separate monitors/screens using the dual-monitor display feature. The speaker view or gallery view can be displayed on one monitor while the shared content is displayed on the other monitor. The speaker view or gallery view can be used to hide notes from participants.
- You can use Zoom on Windows, Mac, or Linux
- when you have two monitors set up
- i5: 4 cores or higher
- i5: 2 cores; 2GHz or higher
- 4GB or more RAM
To configure dual monitors for your specific operating system, review the following documentation:
- Windows: Dual monitor setup
- macOS: Dual monitor setup
- Linux: Dual monitor setup for Ubuntu
Enabling dual monitors
Windows | macOS
To enable the dual monitors feature for your own use:
- Log in to the Zoom Client.
- From your profile picture, select Settings.
- Select the General tab.
- Verify that the dual monitor option is enabled by clicking on the Use dual monitors option.
Note: The shortcut Command(*)+Shift+D can be used to activate dual monitor mode on the macOS desktop client. This shortcut is only available on macOS versions 5.8.0 or higher.
Using dual-monitor displays in a Meeting
Each monitor will display a Zoom window after you join or start a meeting. On one monitor, meeting controls and participant videos are displayed, while on the second monitor, participants’ videos are displayed only.
On the other monitor, you can view the video of the participant while you share your screen: