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Connecting laptop to screen or beamer resulting multiple desktops?

asked 2012-03-14 10:35:30 -0500

Benjamin gravatar image

I have to give a presentation very soon. For this I will use Libre Office Impress on a Dell Vostro 1510, which connects to a large screen through some routing device (catching sound, video and switching all on / off).

I made a trial today and what I get is a dual-screen set-up, rather than having the large screen cloning the existing LCD view.

Dual Screen

In the above screen-shot, the left half of the image corresponds to the LCD view and the right half to the large screen.

However, I need the detailed view on my LCD and the full-screen view on the large screen. How can I swap the views?

PS: it's a bit confusing: I have two screens each has several desktops? How does this work exactly, a bit of extra information would be nice too.

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answered 2012-03-28 11:34:38 -0500

Benjamin gravatar image

Although FranciscoD_'s answer was good. In the specific case presented above (i.e. using LibreOffice Impress), the best answer is to go to Slide Show > Slide Show Settings ... Under the "Multiple Displays" section, select which display to show the presentation onto.

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answered 2012-03-14 12:10:58 -0500

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You can use the gnome "displays" utility. It has an option "mirror displays". I think that is what you're looking for.

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Nope. But I've used this to present something at FUDCon Pune, so I'm sure it works ;)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-03-14 13:18:11 -0500 )edit

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