How to Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows


When giving a presentation, you may want to turn on presentation mode.

While presentation mode is turned on, your computer stays awake, system notifications are turned off, and your presentation settings for screen saver, volume, and desktop background are applied. In addition, the presentation settings Name:  Presentation_Settings_icon.png
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off presentation mode for your account when giving a presentation in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

In Windows 7, Presentation Settings and presentation mode is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 8, Presentation Settings and presentation mode is only available in the RT, Pro, and Enterprise editions.

In Windows 10, Presentation Settings and presentation mode is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows Mobility Center
  • Option Two: Turn Off Presentation Mode from Presentation Settings Notification Area Icon
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Presentation Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Command Prompt





Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows
Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows Mobility Center

1. Open the Windows Mobility Center (mblctr.exe).

2. Click/tap on the available Turn on or Turn off button for Presentation Settings. (see screenshots below)

3. When finished, you can close the Windows Mobility Center if you like.

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Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows
Turn Off Presentation Mode from Presentation Settings Notification Area Icon

1. Click on, right click, or press and hold on the presentation settings icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Stop Presentation. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows
Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Presentation Settings

1. Open Presentation Settings (PresentationSettings.exe).

2. Check (on) or uncheck (off) the I am currently giving a presentation box for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Windows
Turn On or Off Presentation Mode in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt (cmd.exe).

2. Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Turn on presentation mode)
PresentationSettings.exe /start

OR

(Turn off presentation mode)
PresentationSettings.exe /stop

3. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn