Enable Extended Desktop (Windows 7)

Setting up the classroom projector to mirror the display of your computer is common and fairly simple to do. But you can also use the projector as a “second screen” or extended desktop to be able to work on one screen while projecting something else on the other.  With extended desktop, applications can be moved from one screen over to the other. 

Using Extended Desktop is especially helpful to maintain privacy, so that you can display something to your students on the large screen while taking attendance or inputting grades on your screen.

NOTE: Not all configurations may be supported on your computer. Check with the Tech Training Center or the Tech Support Center for more details.


Extended Desktop for Windows 7 Users

Desktop Method

1.  Right-click a blank area of the Windows desktop.

2.  Left-click Graphics Options.

3.  Left-click Output To.

4.  Left-click Extended Desktop.

5.  Left-click one of the configurations listed. For example, select Notebook + Monitor to choose the laptop/notebook display as the primary device and the monitor as the secondary device.


Alternate Method: Use the Control Panel

1.  Open the Control Panel.

2.  Change to Large Icons in the View by: drop-down menu.

3.  Left-click on Display.

4.  Click on the Multiple Displays drop-down menu and set
your display preferences.

5.  Within the boxed area there will be representations of
your two monitors, drag them to the physical arrangement of your monitors.


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