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    Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10
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    31 May 2018
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    How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10


    Miracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what youíre doing on your PC, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17682, just like remote desktop youíll see a control banner at the top of your screen when youíre in a session. The banner keeps you informed of the state of your connection, allows you to quick disconnect or reconnect to the same sink and allows you to tune the connection based on what you are doing. This tuning is done via the settings gear, which optimizes the screen to screen latency based on one of the three scenarios:
    • Game mode minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
    • Video mode increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
    • Productivity modes strikes a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural, while ensuring videos donít glitch too often.

    By default, all connections start off in productivity mode.

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    This tutorial will show you how to project your Windows 10 PC screen to a wireless TV, projector, or streaming media player with Miracast.

    Both your Windows 10 computer (PC, laptop, or tablet) and device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast to be able to project your computer's screen to the device.

    The device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast, and have Miracast turned on. To see if your device supports Miracast, you will need to check its manual to see if it's a supported feature.

    Miracast requirements:
    • Graphics driver must support Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3 with Miracast support
    • Wi-Fi driver must support Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.30 and Wi-Fi Direct
    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

    How to Check if Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast



    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (Connect), step 3 (Project), or step 4 (Action Center) below for how you would like to open Connect.

    2. Press the Win+K keys, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Press the Win+P keys, or swipe in from the right edge of the touch screen.

    A) Click/tap on the Connect to a wireless display link, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open the Action Center, click/tap on the Connect button, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Do step 6 (connect) or step 7 (disconnect) below to either connect to or disconnect from a wireless display.


     6. To Connect to a Wireless Display

    A) Click/tap on the wireless display you want to project to. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Once connected, you can click/tap on the Change projection mode link to choose one of the options below: (see screenshot below)

    Projection Mode Description
    PC screen only Youíll see everything on your PC. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
    Duplicate Youíll see the same things on both screens.
    Extend (default) You'll see everything spread over both screens, and you can drag and move items between the two.
    Second screen only Youíll see everything on the connected screen. Your other screen will be blank.

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     7. To Disconnect from a Wireless Display

    If you move your PC beyond the range of the wireless display (such as to another room), or if you make your PC sleep or hibernate, the two devices will automatically disconnect.

    A) Click/tap on the Disconnect button for the wireless display you want to stop projecting to. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Kari's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2016 #1

    Nice tutorial Shawn!

    I'm happy that Anniversary Update seems to have solved connectivity issues with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, it was before like a lottery to try to connect to it, sometimes you won but often not. Now with 14393.10 it connects every time, keeping the connection alive.

    Just one small inconvenience: is there a way to change display properties defaults? In my case when connecting to wireless display from this laptop, I need it to be left from laptop display but it will always be placed to right. See screenshot, display 1 is laptop, #2 is external display, #3 MS Wireless Display. I would need it to be placed when connected last at left:

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    Now I need to move it manually every time in Settings.

    Additional question is there a way to make it connect automatically whenever I sign in?

    Kari
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2016 #2

    Hey Kari, :)

    I'm not aware of a way for both either.
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2016 #3

    OK, was worth a try :)
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2016 #4

    Hopefully one day.
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  5.    08 Oct 2017 #5

    I am using Windows 10 on lenovo yoga 500 with touchscreen.
    Sometimes steps 2, 3 and 4 stops working on my laptop and I don't know why. This gets correct when I restart the laptop.
    I have got tired restarting the laptop every time. Can you help avoiding restart to correct the issue?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       08 Oct 2017 #6

    Hello tikeshrane, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the explorer process instead may get it working again for you.

    Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  7.    08 Oct 2017 #7

    Thanks a lot for the response.
    I restarted the "Windows Explorer", but unfortunately it did not help

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello tikeshrane, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the explorer process instead may get it working again for you.

    Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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