Those 2 tags are exact duplicates : isn’t it ?

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    This is an interesting one. A lot of people use the terms interchangeably, and neither tag has guidance. Some people differentiate adding screen real estate vs. managing multi-screen content, but there isn't consistency in which term is used for each. There are 65 questions between them and only 6 are tagged with both. But in practice, the two tags are used the same way. So people have a preference and both terms should be accessible. Any thoughts on which would be the better primary tag? There are 25 desktops vs. 40 displays, so quantities would favor display.
    – fixer1234
    Dec 26, 2016 at 17:13
  • @fixer1234 : I have no ideas. Dec 29, 2016 at 21:00
  • I would recommend extended-desktop as the primary tag. To me at least it is more immediately apparent as to the point of the question.
    – Burgi
    Dec 29, 2016 at 23:12
  • @Burgi : you should write it in an answer. I have really no ideas of what should be the primary tag. I want action to be taken. Dec 29, 2016 at 23:16

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Although extend-display would be the most correct in my opinion, I feel like a lot of people would use extend-desktop if they didn't think about it. But the tag usage frequency seems to prove me wrong.

When attempting to adjust the settings to extend your display, Windows does use the words 'Extend these displays`.

From all of my own personal experience, I noticed that almost everyone refers to their display as their desktop. "How do I extend my desktop?", "How do I mirror my desktop?", etc.

I went to the almighty Google to solve this and typed a query Extend d and 4 results were:

  1. extend definition
  2. extend display mac
  3. extend display
  4. extend display windows 7

So I vote extend-display.

  • "Display" can refer to either the hardware or the content. "Desktop" refers to the content, and only sort of implies that you need hardware to accomplish it. Display is probably the more universal term, and less likely to look like the "wrong" tag.
    – fixer1234
    Jan 2, 2017 at 21:58
  • @fixer1234 : display doesn’t have to display a windowed system. It can also be a full console. Jan 9, 2017 at 22:52
  • @DrZoo : what about multiple-desktop ? Jan 12, 2017 at 13:53
  • @user2284570 is multiple-desktop the tag that was implemented?
    – DrZoo
    Jan 12, 2017 at 23:13
  • @DrZoo : no, but it looks like to be a third duplicate I forgot in the original question. Jan 13, 2017 at 0:21
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    @user2284570 I got looking into the questions that are tagged multiple-desktop and they are of the same nature as extended-desktop, yet differ enough from the tag multiple-display. The multiple-display tag has more hardware related questions, and multiple-desktop is more related to software. I'd say it could be merged with extended-desktop
    – DrZoo
    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:08

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