Classroom and presentation environments
Use the following steps to show what is happening on the computer to an audience:Turn on the computer. Wait until the Windows desktop opens before continuing.The second display might show the computer screen as the computer starts,depending on the video card.1.If the same image of the Windows desktop displays on both the second displayand the monitor, move the mouse pointer to see if the cursor moves both insidethe monitor and the second display.If the mouse pointer cursor moves in both displays at the same time,you do not have to continue. The video card automatically uses apresentation environment when it detects the second display.However, you might still want to continue to adjust the video imageand see if your video card can reduce flickering, and increasesharpness, and other quality settings for a TV signal.If the mouse pointer moves only in one display, continue using thesesteps to setup up the presentation environment.
If the Windows desktop never displays on the monitor, disconnect thesecond display from the computer and reconnect it again
restarting the computer and opening Windows. If you have a TV, thismust be done on the monitor because a TV does not show enoughdetail, making it difficult to finish the rest of these steps.
2.Right-click anywhere on an open area of the Windows desktop and click
If you are using a TV, you can change the display resolution for thecomputer as low as possible to help the image quality on the TV.Icons and other items display larger and can be seen more easily onthe TV if using a lower resolution, such as 640 by 480 pixels or 800by 600 pixels. Click
if you change the resolution setting.
button.5.This step depends on the options that the video card provides. Click through theadvanced video card display properties screens and look for a display featurethat copies the image from the computer onto both displays.The following table shows video cards that are common to HP and Compaqcomputers, how to find dual display windows from Advanced Display properties,and how to use their display copying features:
Video Card ProcedureATI Radeon- TV
tab.The monitors and TVs are shown. The upper-left corner of each display icon is a button and a status indicator. Ared corner indicates an inactive display; a green corner indicates an active display. (YPbPr displays if componentvideo is selected.)1.To view the display on your monitor and TVsimultaneously, click the upper-left corner of the TV icon.It becomes green. Both the monitor and the TV iconshave green corners.2.
Ensure to select nView Display Settings in the list on theleft side.1.Select
from the nView Display Mode drop downmenu.2.Select the Primary and secondary displays from the dropdown menu.3.
nVidiaGeForce4/FX - Clone
Click the tab that contains the name of the video card.1.Click
nView Display mode
from the list in the left pane .2.Click
in the tab window.3.
You can make more adjustments now to try to increase the quality of the picture on the TV.
6.After making the selection, click
.7.When the image displays on the TV screen, click
to keep the setting. Youhave 15 seconds to accept this new setting before it returns to the previoussetting.8.
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