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How to Set Your Mac’s Primary Display

These are instructions on how to set your Mac’s primary display when using multiple monitors. Setting a display as primary will force the menubar and dock to appear on that monitor.

Step One
Click to select System Preferences… from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.

Set Mac Primary DisplayStep Two
Click to choose Displays from the System Preferences window.

Set Mac Primary DisplayStep Three
Select the Arrangement tab from the Displays window.

Set mac primary displayStep Four
Click and drag the white menubar from its current display to the one you would like as your primary display.

Set_mac_primary_display_4Set_mac_primary_display_5Set_mac_primary_display_6Your screens will now refresh to the new setting.

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