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Cant mirror desktop between laptop and projector

  1. #1


    starworks Guest

    Cant mirror desktop between laptop and projector

    When I connect my laptop to a projector, the projector becomes my primary
    monitor and my laptop screen goes black. The function key combo won't work to
    switch displays. I can't switch the displays in the change display panel
    (i.e. set up my laptop as the primary monitor - the option is greyed out).
    When I turn the presentation feature on in the control panel it doesn't
    detect another monitor that I can switch the settings for. I need to do my
    presentations with my desktop on both my laptop and the projector. Does
    anyone know a work around? Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Curious Guest

    Re: Cant mirror desktop between laptop and projector

    Contact your laptop vendor.
    On any laptop I have ever used the Fn function key option has always
    permitted Laptop only, Other display only, or both.

    "starworks" <starworks@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:89E86904-DDC4-49DA-8BB6-B4D5B0ABBE4A@xxxxxx

    > When I connect my laptop to a projector, the projector becomes my primary
    > monitor and my laptop screen goes black. The function key combo won't work
    > to
    > switch displays. I can't switch the displays in the change display panel
    > (i.e. set up my laptop as the primary monitor - the option is greyed out).
    > When I turn the presentation feature on in the control panel it doesn't
    > detect another monitor that I can switch the settings for. I need to do
    > my
    > presentations with my desktop on both my laptop and the projector. Does
    > anyone know a work around? Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    spamme0 Guest

    Re: Cant mirror desktop between laptop and projector

    starworks wrote:

    > When I connect my laptop to a projector, the projector becomes my primary
    > monitor and my laptop screen goes black. The function key combo won't work to
    > switch displays. I can't switch the displays in the change display panel
    > (i.e. set up my laptop as the primary monitor - the option is greyed out).
    > When I turn the presentation feature on in the control panel it doesn't
    > detect another monitor that I can switch the settings for. I need to do my
    > presentations with my desktop on both my laptop and the projector. Does
    > anyone know a work around? Thanks
    set the laptop screen and the external screen resolutions to the same
    value and see
    if that makes any difference.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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