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    Presentation Mode - Change

    How to Change the Windows 7 Display Presentation Mode
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    How to Change the Windows 7 Display Presentation Mode

       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
    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)
    Presentation Mode - Change-start_menu.jpg
    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







  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    Another very nice feature. thanks John.
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  2. Posts : 3
    6.1.7100
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    That could make a handy tutorial.

    Display - Change Main Display

    Thank you Mike.
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  6. Posts : 3
    6.1.7100
       #6

    Thanks for the answer guys.

    Brink said:
    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.

    darkassain said:
    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...
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Presentation Mode - Change-capture.png   Presentation Mode - Change-capture2.png   Presentation Mode - Change-capture3.png  
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #7

    Has anyone solved navossoc's problem?


    I have the exact same problem as navossoc. Can anyone help me please?
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  8. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello Catdog,

    Are you using the latest video driver?

    ATI: 9.12 + 9.12 hotfix
    NVIDIA: 195.81 beta
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7
       #9

    updated video drivers


    yes i am
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