Using Zoom desktop client with dual monitors

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The dual-monitor display feature allows the video layout and screen share content to be placed on two separate monitors/screens. Gallery or speaker view can be displayed on one monitor while the other monitor displays shared content. This is useful for presentations and hiding notes from the participants.


  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • Dual monitors configured on your system
  • CPU:
    • i5: 4 cores or higher
    • i5: 2 cores; 2GHz or higher
  • 4GB or more RAM

Note: Review the following documentation on configuring dual monitors for your specific OS:

Enabling dual monitors

To enable the dual monitors feature for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Navigate to the Use dual monitors option and verify that the setting is enabled.

Note: On the macOS version of the desktop client, dual monitor mode can be enabled with the Command(⌘)+Shift+D keyboard shortcut. You must be on version 5.8.0 or higher to utilize this shortcut. 

To enable the dual-monitor feature for your own use:

  1. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Navigate to the Use dual monitors option and verify it's enabled.

Using dual-monitor displays in a Meeting

After joining or starting a meeting, you will see a Zoom window on each monitor. The meeting controls and participant's video will display on one monitor, while the other monitor will just display participants' video.

When you start sharing your screen, you can continue to view participant's video on the other monitor:

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