How do I arrange my laptop and monitor?

At Desky, we're committed to finding ergonomic solutions for modern workspaces. One of the crucial aspects of a comfortable and productive work setup is arranging your laptop and monitor.

As you tackle the task of configuring your screens, we're here with expert advice and guidelines for an optimal experience.

What is the best way to position a laptop and monitor?

A common question we encounter is where exactly to place the screen for optimal viewing. By considering human eye behavior, we encourage the positioning of your monitor somewhere within the range of eye level and thirty degrees down, approximately. If your desk is too high, it can increase strain, whereas a well-placed screen can improve focus and productivity.

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Optimal distance

Aside from screen positioning, the distance from your eyes to the screen can also have a significant impact on your comfort. Your monitor or laptop screen should not be too close or too far away.

A good rule of thumb is to position the screen at arm's length, which can greatly reduce the risk of fatigue and ensure an adequate space for your home office desk.

What is the best layout for monitor and laptop?

The arrangement depends largely on your comfort, workflow, and the nature of the tasks you are handling. A vertical alignment may be best for programming or browsing tasks. Alternatively, a side-by-side layout could suit multitasking or wide-screen activities.

For a reliable and ergonomic laptop stand that will support your posture and productivity, we recommend the Desky Adjustable Laptop Stand Riser. This versatile and durable device can fit any laptop size and height. You can easily switch between different layouts and angles while enjoying the benefits of improved ventilation, cable management, and stability.

How do I split screens between laptop and monitor?

Setting up dual monitors with the use of a laptop is straightforward on Windows 10. You can access Windows display options using the shortcut [Windows] + [P] to choose various options for using multiple screens. For example, use the “Duplicate” function to mirror what is on the main screen or laptop onto the second screen.

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How do I display different things on two monitors and laptop?

With the enhanced multitasking capabilities provided by having both a laptop and a monitor, you might want to display different content on each screen. Windows offers an “Extend” function where each screen displays independent content. This is accessible by the same shortcut [Windows] + [P], or by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Display settings.


Arranging your laptop and monitor plays a significant role in creating a comfortable and productive workspace. By considering the natural behavior of our eyes, proper positioning, distance, and effective use of dual-display capabilities can all contribute to enhanced work experience and reduced strain.

Remember, each workplace is unique. We welcome you to explore the setup that works best for you, enhancing not just how you work but also how you feel while doing it.

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