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Windows 7: Presentation Mode - Change



Presentation Mode - Change

How to Change the Windows 7 Display Presentation Mode
Published by Brink
14 Jan 2009
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How to Change the Windows 7 Display Presentation Mode

information   Information
This will show you how to either display the Windows 7 desktop on the Computer only, Duplicate on both computer monitor and external display, Extend to all displays, or show only on a second screen or Projector.

Note   Note
The application file for this is located at:

C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe.





OPTION ONE
To Change Display Presentation Mode in GUI
1. Press the Windows Key + P.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Open the Start Menu, then type displayswitch.exe in the search box and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
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3. Select the option that you want Windows 7 to be displayed on. (see screenshot below)


NOTE: If you wanted to cancel and close this without making or selecting an option, then you can just click on a empty area on your desktop to do so.
  • Computer only - This shows your desktop only on your main display screen.
  • Duplicate - This shows your same desktop on both your computer display screen(s) and a connected external projector.
  • Extend - This extends your desktop from your computer display screen(s) and a connected external projector.
  • Projector only - This shows your desktop only on an external projector.
Presentation Mode - Change-switch.jpg



OPTION TWO
To Change Display Presentation Mode in Command Prompt
1. Open a command prompt.



2. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command in bold below for what you would like to do, and press Enter.
  • DisplaySwitch.exe /internal
    • (Computer only) This shows your desktop only on your main display screen.
  • DisplaySwitch.exe /clone
    • (Duplicate) This shows your same desktop on both your computer display screen(s) and a connected external display or projector.
  • DisplaySwitch.exe /extend
    • (Extend) This extends your desktop from your computer display screen(s) and a connected external display or projector.
  • DisplaySwitch.exe /external
    • (Projector only) This shows your desktop only on an external display or projector.
3. When finished, you can close the command prompt.
That's it,
Shawn




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14 Jan 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Another very nice feature. thanks John.

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17 May 2009   #2
navossoc

6.1.7100
 
 

My windows recognize my displays wrong.

My monitor is the "projector" (2) and my tv is my "monitor" (1), wtf? ^^
Anyone knows a way to change it?

I have tried swap the cables, swap the hdmi entrance, nothing works.

Currently using a ATI graphic card, so don't have the "display manager", driver beta, bla bla bla...

[]'s
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17 May 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Navossoc,

Are you using the 9.4 ATI driver version for Windows 7? I have NVIDIA instead for graphics, but you should have a setting in the Catalyst Center to change the monitor identity somewhere I would think.
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17 May 2009   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

right click the desktop and then click screen resolution...
then on the your main display (the one you say is secondary...)
tick this...
Presentation Mode - Change-display.png
and that should make it your main display...


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18 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That could make a handy tutorial.

Display - Change Main Display

Thank you Mike.
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18 May 2009   #6
navossoc

6.1.7100
 
 

Thanks for the answer guys.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Navossoc,

Are you using the 9.4 ATI driver version for Windows 7? I have NVIDIA instead for graphics, but you should have a setting in the Catalyst Center to change the monitor identity somewhere I would think.
Yes, currently using 9.4...
This feature it's not avaliable at this time on ATI cards...

See capture3.png

Here:
AMD Game Forums - "Display manager" tab - missing

I see another user with the same problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
right click the desktop and then click screen resolution...
then on the your main display (the one you say is secondary...)
tick this...
Attachment 11178
and that should make it your main display...
Yes, i already have made this a long time ago.
Btw when i press WIN+P, i have to select "projector" as my screen, understand my problem? ^^

Isn't a really problem, btw is annoying!

See capture.png and capture2.png.

I think he choose the tv because it has a higher resolution, i don't know...
Swap cables, etc, don't work

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
Ah Windows 7 build 7100

PS: I don't have that "link" connect to a projector, any ideias too? ^^ weird things happen with me hahahaa.


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26 Dec 2009   #7
catdog

Windows 7
 
 
Has anyone solved navossoc's problem?

I have the exact same problem as navossoc. Can anyone help me please?
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26 Dec 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Catdog,

Are you using the latest video driver?

ATI: 9.12 + 9.12 hotfix
NVIDIA: 195.81 beta
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27 Dec 2009   #9
catdog

Windows 7
 
 
updated video drivers

yes i am
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