Using two monitors in Windows 7
A Second Monitor
When using two monitors, you can move "windows" between screens. Your number one monitor acts like a normal screen. If you want to use the second monitor you need to drag the window to the next screen. Note the following:
- If you move a program/window, like Excel, and drag it to the second screen, it will automatically open in the second screen next time you open it
- The window you want to move cannot be maximised
- Each monitor has its own resolution/display/size settings
To insert a second monitor
- Insert the monitor into the second monitor port in the computer
- Right mouse click the Desktop and choose Screen Resolution
- Select the monitor icon that you want to use as your main monitor
(in this case number 2)
- Click the Make this my main display check box (1)
If this is already setup you will get a This is currently your main display notice in its place
- Click OK to set the changes
PowerPoint 2010 Second Display
You can use this setup to run a slide show on the full screen of a secondary monitor while you view the presentation in normal view on the primary monitor. When using a laptop and data projector, this means the laptop (primary) has the normal view, including notes, and the screen (secondary) has the slide show running.
To setup this display in PowerPoint:
- From the Slide Show, in the Monitors group, choose the following;
- Make sure Use Presenters view is selected
- In the Show On box, choose the monitor you want the Slide Show to appear
(Generally Monitor 2 is the screen).
Note: The computer second screen settings and PowerPoint settings may need to be reversed when finished.