It’s also possible to turn off the monitor, but Windows 11 will still be able to recognize it. However, you have an alternative. You can use the Settings app to disconnect a monitor without unplugging the cable. In this guide, you will learn the steps to disconnect a monitor without unplugging the cable on Windows 11.

Disconnect monitor without unplugging on Windows 11

The steps to disconnect a display will depend on the number of monitors connected to the computer.

Disconnect display in a dual-monitor setup

To disconnect a monitor in a dual-monitor setup on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the second monitor will disconnect automatically.

Disconnect display in a triple-monitor setup 

To disconnect a monitor on a setup that uses three or more monitors, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the contents of the desktop will only appear on the display you selected while disconnecting the other monitor.

If you want to re-connect the display, you can use the same instructions, but on step No. 5, select the “Extend these display” or any of the “duplicate” options. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.