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Problems Projecting - Simple Tips for Classrooms

Tips for proctor issues in a classroom

Windows Computer

If the projector is on and the VGA (video) cable connected or AirMedia connected and nothing is displaying

  • Windows Key+P to duplicate the laptop screen
    Windows Key + P

  • If in PowerPoint, begin the SlideShow presentation--even if it isn't displaying from PowerPoint, it may project when a slide show is started
  • Reboot with the VGA cable plugged in

 VGA cable

  • If using a display adapter, plug the adapter into the VGA cable before plugging the adapter into the computer

Apple Computer

If the projector is on and the VGA (video) cable connected or AirMedia is connected

  • Command+F1 to mirror (duplicate) the laptop screen (or to turn off mirroring)
    Command Key + F1

  • To add the mirroring to the menu bar open the Apple Menu->System Preferences->Display
    • Click the "Arrangement" tab
    • Set to "Mirror Displays"
    • Show "Mirroring Options" on menu for future use if it is unchecked

Apple Display Preferences

  • If using a display adapter, plug the adapter into the VGA cable before plugging the adapter into the computer
  • Reboot with the VGA cable plugged in


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Keywords:classroom project screen display projector   Doc ID:55983
Owner:Sasha K.Group:UW Stout
Created:2015-09-06 11:42 CDTUpdated:2017-06-14 09:04 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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