How to Turn on Presentation Mode on a Dell Laptop

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How to Turn on Presentation Mode on a Dell Laptop
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Dell is a popular manufacturer of Windows-based desktop and laptop computers. Dell laptops are commonly used in education and business to compose and conduct presentations or watch videos on external displays or projectors. Configuring a laptop to display video on secondary displays can be cumbersome, but Dell laptops have a tool called Quickset that allows users to turn on a presentation mode quickly and easily. Newer Dell laptops running Windows 7 or Vista can use the Windows Mobility Center instead of Quickset.

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    Turn on Presentation Mode with Dell Quickset

  1. 1

    Locate the Quickset icon on the taskbar. The Quickset icon looks like a capital Q and S. Quickset is a feature for Dell laptops running Windows 2000 and XP.

  2. 2

    Click on the Quickset icon.

  3. 3

    Click "Turn On Presentation Mode" in the drop-down list. You can turn presentation mode off by following steps 1 and 2 and then clicking "Turn Off Presentation Mode."

    Turn on Presentation Mode in Windows 7 or Vista

  1. 1

    Click "Start" and type "Mobility Center" into the search box.

  2. 2

    Click "Windows Mobility Center" in the search results.

  3. 3

    Click "Turn on" under "Presentation Settings." The status of the presentation settings box will change to "Presenting." Click "Turn off" to stop presenting.

Tips and warnings

  • On computers with Windows 7 Professional, you can hold down the Windows key and then press "P" to bring up screen setting properties.
  • If you are turning on presentation mode to display a presentation on an external display projector, the display or projector must be turned on and set to the proper video input channel before it will display information from the computer.

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