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Windows 7: Presentation Mode - Change

27 Dec 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


What happens when you use the tutorial to select Computer only?

Could you post a screenshot of your Screen Resolution window to see if it may help?

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29 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

i'm having the same issue. the tv and computer monitors are swapped. windows 7 identifies my tv as the "computer only" and my monitor as "projector only". its not really a problem but its pretty annoying. does anyone know how to change the setting?
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30 Dec 2009   #12

windows ultimate 7 x64

i also have this annoying problem, no solutions?
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30 Dec 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok guys,

See if this may help. :)

If you have a NIVIDIA graphics card or chip, then see if you can do this from the NVIDIA Control Panel (right click on desktop) below. I'm not sure what it would with ATI though.
Presentation Mode - Change-nvidia.jpg
If not, then try this:
  • Unplug the TV cable from the back of the computer.
  • Restart the computer with only the monitor connected and running.
  • While the monitor is running, connect the TV to see if it will make it the second monitor and not the primary one.

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03 Jan 2010   #14

windows ultimate 7 x64

your suggestin works... until the pc is restarted, then the pc monitor goes back to being the secondary display.
I think the problem is windows lists the displays in alphabetical order, that's why Panasonic-tv is number one and Syncmaster monitor is two. very anoying when you use the winkey+p menu.
thanks for your help
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04 Jan 2010   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Um, back to the drawing board.
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05 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

it seems when theres a dual monitor setup with both digital and analog hookups, the identity # of the digital monitor is by default set to 1, regardless of which monitor is set as the primary. in windows 7 id#1 is labeled as the computer and id#2 as projector. for now there doesn't seem to be a way of changing the setting. digital is like a dominant gene over analog in the dna of windows 7.

if it's really bothering you the only solution would be to get a video card that supports 2 digital connections. the onboard geforce 8300 on my asus m3n78em motherboard has hdmi, dvi, and vga outputs, but doesn't support 2 digital connections at the same time. i threw in an old asus gts250dk that i'm not really able to use because after a couple days of use, reason unknown, it dies out. for the time that it did work however, i was able to correctly identify my monitors, and i have to say i enjoyed seeing the proper labels hehe.
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02 Feb 2010   #17

7 x64 (well that's what they claim)

The display switch has the ability to actualy switch to a certain setting.

C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /external
C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal
C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone
C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend

Were in my case external is the screen wich is active during boot.
and internal the TV

Changing videocards (geforce 8800GTS) is not realy an option!
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13 May 2010   #18

windows 7

i have used (win + p) to toggle between my dual monitor setup and my hd forever. now all of a sudden, the console for choosing the display config (disconnect, duplicate, extended, projector only) only shows for a split second then disappears. i have no idea how this happened. i tried restarting, disconnecting... ddnt work. any ideas?
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13 May 2010   #19

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Homamkeh,

Does it work when opening the displayswitch.exe file? If so, you might see if creating a shortcut of it, then assigning your own keyboard shortcut to open this shortcut may work for you instead.

Hope this helps,
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