Can I view the image on my laptop at the same time it is displayed on the projector screen?
Your laptop may support this feature. Try the following.
If you're using a PC notebook:
If you're using Mac OS X:
- Press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It's often labeled with an icon such as , but it may also be labeled CRT/LCD. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Check your laptop's manual or online help.
On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
- If the function key doesn't let you display simultaneously on both screens, you might need to use the Display utility in the Windows Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. From the Windows Control Panel, open the Display utility. Click the Settings tab, then click Advanced. The method for adjusting the setting varies from computer to computer; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary display or enabled. See your computer manual or online help for details.
- Open System Preferences.
- Click Displays.
- Click Detect Displays.
- Do one of the following:
Mac OS X 10.6 users: Click Show displays in menu bar.
Other Mac OS X users: Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected, click the Arrangement or Arrange tab, then make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
Published: January 20, 2011
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