Windows 10 – Change Display Numbers / Identity

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I can get to the display setting where I can re-order displays:

Windows -Display Settings

But is it possible to actually re-number them as well?

The reason simply re-ordering doesn't fit my use case, is because other applications, like Skype, will use the original numbers and locations, which leads to some counterintuitive selections

Skype - Select Monitor

All of these threads just suggest using display settings to shuffle monitors around:

Best Answer

The numbering for monitors identity depends on which port of your computer's graphics card the monitor is plugged into. For example, the port that monitor #1 is connected-to will always be #1.

The only solution for changing identities is to swap the monitors, meaning connect them to different ports.