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Windows 7: PowerPoint slideshow freezes when using other programs! Help!

23 Sep 2011   #1
eightysicks86

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
PowerPoint slideshow freezes when using other programs! Help!

At work I set up a computer with dual monitors. One of the monitors is a tv that we want nothing except a powerpoint presentation on it. So I created the powerpoint, ran the slideshow on the tv and minimized it on the other monitor. Works great, unless I open other programs on the pc then the slideshow freezes on the tv! If I open anything, ms paint, firefox, any window or program the slideshow freezes until the program is minimized. Then it continues. How do I get around this?

apparently this is because the slideshow is run in full screen. If I go to "set up slide show" and run by an individual window then all is fine but then I have borders. This is frustrating.


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23 Sep 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you do anything to disrupt the full screen, the PP show stops - even if you only right click on the screen. Does the same on my system.
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23 Sep 2011   #3
eightysicks86

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, why can't I have it all, right? It just doesn't look that professional with the borders on the top and bottom.
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23 Sep 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What you could do is a Video capture of the PP Show and play that with the media player. I have done that quite often. Here is an example:
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