How to Turn On or Off Remove Display from Desktop in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off the feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display by removing a display from desktop.

If you are running the Windows 11 Enterprise or the Windows 11 Pro for Workstations editions, you will find a feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display.

A monitor is categorized as “specialized” if it is neither intended to be used as a “desktop” monitor nor as a head-mounted display.

The Specialized Display feature enables a display to be dedicated to a specific purpose, such as:

  • Fixed-function arcade/gaming rigs like cockpit/driving/flight/military simulators
  • Medical imaging devices that have custom panels (e.g. grayscale X-ray displays)
  • Dedicated video monitoring scenarios
  • Monitor panel testing and validation (e.g. in the factory)
  • Video walls

Below is how to turn On or Off Remove display from desktop in Windows 11.

How to enable or disable remove display from desktop in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if you are running the Windows 11 Enterprise or the Windows 11 Pro for Workstations editions, you will find a feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display.

Below is how to turn On or Off.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start menu settings updated

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Display tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 display tile

On the System > Display settings pane, under Related settings, select the Advanced display tile to expand.

windows 11 display advanced display

On the System > Display > Advanced display setting pane, choose the display you want to apply this setting to from the drop-down menu if you have multiple displays.

Then toggle the On and Off switch to turn On or Off Remove display from desktop in Windows 11.

windows 11 remove display from desktop on or off

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on of off the Remove display from desktop feature in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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