How immediately change the projection settings when changing your desktop?

Hans Fransen 41 Reputation points

I give presentations regularly. For this I use PowerPoint as presentation tool.
To give 'live' examples during a presentation, I use a 2-de desktop in Windows 10 (So switching during a presentation).
The presentation then goes from desktop-2 and the previews are shown from desktop-1.

When using a beamer, PowerPoint delivers the presentation to the 2nd screen.
Beautiful, the presentation is often behind me.
However, on first screen (laptop screen) I can see what is being presented.
If I go back to the first desktop, this is only shown on the screen behind me (so I can't see well, especially when things change) or
only on a laptop screen so that the rest of the room people does not see it.
The option: Project-Expand is then active.

When switching between Desktop 1 (Setting: Duplicate) and Desktop 2 (Setting: Expand), how can I also adjust the settings directly?
In other words: is it possible to have your own projection setting for each desktop?

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  1. Limitless Technology 37,786 Reputation points

    Hello Hans F,

    Not a Powerpoint expert but I think this article will be helpful for you. It describes the behavior, by design in version after 2013, and also how to create a "patch" file, that can add the setting to the registry when you need it without needing to edit the Set Up Slide Show settings every time.

    Hope you find it useful!
    Best regards,

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  1. Hans Fransen 41 Reputation points

    Hello LimitlessTechnology-2700, Thanks for your reply attempt.
    This just isn't exactly what I mean. PP automatically goes to Presentation-Expand with me. So example on laptop, presentation on beamer.
    So now, when switching desktops, I would also like to switch directly to Present-Duplicate and back to Presentation-Expand.

    For now, I will continue to use the presentation modes: Present-Duplicate on both desktops.

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