Adjust settings before giving a presentation

Presentation settings are options on your mobile PC that you can apply when giving a presentation. If you've ever had your display screen turn black during a presentation, you'll appreciate that you can automatically turn off your screen saver every time you give a presentation.

When presentation settings are turned on, your mobile PC stays awake and system notifications are turned off. You can also choose to turn off the screen saver, adjust the speaker volume, and change your desktop background image. Your settings are automatically saved and applied every time you give a presentation, unless you manually turn them off.

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To turn on presentation settings

You can turn on presentation settings by using one of the following methods:

  • Open Windows Mobility Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Mobile PC, and then clicking Windows Mobility Center.

    Then, on the Presentation Settings tile, click Turn on.

  • Connect the mobile PC to a network projector.

  • Connect the mobile PC to an additional monitor.

    Then, in the New Display Detected dialog box, select the Turn on presentation settings check box, and then click OK.

    Note

    • To turn presentation settings on or off for the current monitor or projector that the mobile PC is connected to, follow these steps:

      1. Open Windows Mobility Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Mobile PC, and then clicking Windows Mobility Center.

      2. On the Presentation Settings tile, click the Change Presentation Settings icon.

      3. In the Presentation Settings dialog box, click Connected displays.

      4. In the Current Displays dialog box, select or clear the I always give a presentation when I use this display configuration check box, and then click OK.

To turn off presentation settings

Presentation settings automatically turn off when you disconnect your mobile PC from a network projector or additional monitor, and when you shut down or log off from your mobile PC. Or, you can manually turn off presentation settings:

  1. Open Windows Mobility Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Mobile PC, and then clicking Windows Mobility Center.

  2. On the Presentation Settings tile, click Turn off.

To customize presentation settings

  1. Open Windows Mobility Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Mobile PC, and then clicking Windows Mobility Center.

  2. On the Presentation Settings tile, click the Change Presentation Settings icon.

  3. In the Presentation Settings dialog box, adjust settings for giving a presentation, and then click OK.