Easily Select External Screen or Projector Mode on Windows 7

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Hi. You're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to easily select external screen or projector mode, on Windows 7 laptops. Let's say, for example, we are using a projector. We want to show a video clip to a group of friends, or we might have a presentation at the university, and so on. We see two screens. The first one is the projection, from the projector itself. The second one is on the laptop. We don't want to close the lid of the laptop because most laptops will go to sleep.

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    We need to press and hold the start menu button on our keyboard, then press 'P'
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    A new screen will appear.
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    From this screen, we have four options
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    They are; "Computer only", "Duplicate", "Extend", and "Projector only". "Computer only" means that the screen will be shown only on our computer, and not on the projector. "Duplicate" mode, means that both screens will have the same image. "Projector only" means that only the projector image will be visible. The laptop screen will no longer get in our way. "Extend" option, means that we have several screens. For example; we have two screens, or a screen and a projector, and we want them to share the screen.
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    We can choose one by tapping "Enter" on our keyboard, or by just clicking on it
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    The screen will flicker, and a couple of things will change. When this happens, we will have several other options.
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    Right-clicking on the screen, and choosing screen resolution, will give us many more options for the resolution
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    Bear in mind, there will be two screens in the selection.
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    We will have to select the resolution for each one
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    To select the resolution for a screen, click on the screen's number, and choose the right resolution for each one.
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    Click "Keep changes" on the box that appears
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to easily select external screen or projector mode on Windows 7 computers or laptops
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the "Comments" section below.
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Recent edits by: Ash0hley, Lukward Thomason

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