Windows 7: How to configure a projector



1. Connect a projector device to your computer. This is usually done by plugging a VGA or DVI cable into the video port on your computer. 

2. Choose Start→Control Panel and click the Connect to a Projector link in the Hardware and Sound settings. 

  • A blue panel appears with a variety of display settings. A handy shortcut to connect to a projector is to press Ctrl+Windows logo key+P. This displays the Projector settings window where you can choose how to display your desktop.

3. Choose a display setting. Click one of four display settings:

  • Extend Desktop to Projector splits the image between the two displays. This is useful for displaying your presentation on the projector while displaying speaking notes on the PC.
  • Duplicate Desktop on Projector shows your desktop on both your current display and a connected projector.
  • Show Desktop Only On Computer Display uses your current display (on a laptop, that’s the display in the lid).


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