How to make discord open on second monitor on startup

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024 by

Discord is a popular communication platform used by gamers, businesses, and communities alike. However, some users have reported issues with Discord not opening on their second monitor when they start up their computer. This can be frustrating, especially for those who use multiple monitors for their work or gaming setup. In this article, we will discuss how to make Discord open on your second monitor on startup, as well as some troubleshooting tips for when Discord crashes on startup.

Setting up Discord to open on second monitor

By default, Discord will open on your primary monitor when you start up your computer. To change this and make it open on your second monitor, follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord and click on the “User Settings” icon in the bottom left corner.
  2. In the “User Settings” menu, click on “Windows Settings” under the “App Settings” section.
  3. Scroll down to the “Advanced” section and toggle on the “Open Discord” option.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu next to “Open Discord” and select your second monitor.
  5. Close the “User Settings” menu and restart Discord.

Now, when you start up your computer, Discord should open on your second monitor. If you have multiple monitors, you can also choose which monitor you want Discord to open on by clicking on the “Open Discord” drop-down menu and selecting the desired monitor.

Troubleshooting Discord crashing on startup

If Discord is still not opening on your second monitor or if it crashes on startup, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try:

  1. Update Discord: Make sure you have the latest version of Discord installed. You can check for updates by going to “User Settings” > “Windows Settings” > “Check for updates” under the “App Settings” section.
  2. Check for conflicting programs: Some programs, such as antivirus software, can interfere with Discord’s startup process. Try disabling any programs that may be causing conflicts and see if Discord opens on your second monitor.
  3. Reinstall Discord: If the above steps do not work, try uninstalling and reinstalling Discord. This can help fix any corrupted files that may be causing the issue.
  4. Contact Discord support: If none of the above steps work, you can reach out to Discord’s support team for further assistance.


By following the steps outlined in this article, you should now be able to make Discord open on your second monitor on startup. If you are still experiencing issues, try troubleshooting using the tips provided. Discord is constantly updating and improving their platform, so it’s always a good idea to keep your app up to date and report any issues you encounter.

Have you had any issues with Discord not opening on your second monitor? Let us know in the comments below.

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