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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

  • 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

  • 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:2015-09-22 09:01 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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