Multiple monitors listed

I occasionally run accross PC's that show more than one monitor when you go to display properties\settings\advanced\monitor.  It will list "Default Monitor" and "Plug and Play Monitor".  There is always only one monitor attached so why the two listings?

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

you have more than one ports availiable on the VGA card. for example a laptop having an external port will also show 2 monitor options.
you can configure it to any settings when monitor is not connected .
 Although when you connect and power up a proper monitor, only the supported modes for the second monitor can be used. A nice option is to extend your desktop to the second monitor which really doubles up your workspace.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.