Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10  

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10

    How to Change Presentation Mode to Project Display in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    18 Apr 2021
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    How to Change Presentation Mode to Project Display in Windows 10


    Display Switch is used to change the presentation mode of the main display of your Windows 10 PC to project on either the PC screen only, duplicate on second display, extend across all displays, or second screen only.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to project the main display to PC screen only, duplicate, extend, or second screen only for all users in Windows 10.

    Projection Mode Description
    PC screen only Only the current main display is enabled. All other connected displays will be disabled. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
    Duplicate The main display will be mirrored on the second display.
    Extend (default) The main display is extended across the all connected display screens and allows you to have a desktop that spans them.
    Second screen only The current main display will be disabled. All other connected displays will remain enabled with the second screen used as your new main display.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Change Presentation Mode to Project Display in Project flyout
    • Option Two: To Change Presentation Mode to Project Display using Command
    • Option Three: To Change Presentation Mode to Project Multiple Displays in Settings






    OPTION ONE

    To Change Presentation Mode to Project Display in Project flyout


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

    2 Press the Win+P keys, or swipe in from the right edge of the touch screen, and go to step 4 below.

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

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10-project_display-2.jpg

    4 Click/tap on the PC screen only, duplicate, extend, or second screen only presentation mode you want. (see screenshot below)

    You can also press the Down Arrow key until you select a projection mode you want, and press Enter to apply.

    For example: If you have a blank black screen and can't see the menu, you can do this below to restore the default Extend setting.

    Press the Win + P keys, press the Down Arrow key twice, and press Enter.

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10-project_display-1.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Presentation Mode to Project Display using Command


    1 Copy and paste the command below that you want to use into a command prompt or the Run (Win+R) dialog, and press Enter.

    (PC screen only)
    %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal

    OR

    (Duplicate)
    %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone

    OR

    (Extend)
    %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend

    OR

    (Second screen only)
    %windir%\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /external






    OPTION THREE

    To Change Presentation Mode to Project Multiple Displays in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2 Click/tap on Display on the left side. (see screenshot below step 3)

    3 Select Duplicate these displays, Extend these displays (default), or a Show only on <display number> for what you want in the Multiple displays drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10-multiple_displays_in_settings.jpg

    4 Click/tap on Keep changes to apply, or click/tap on Revert to undo this change. (see screenshot below)

    You will only have 300 seconds to click/tap on a button before it automatically reverts back to previous display settings.

    Display Switch - Change Presentation Mode to Project in Windows 10-multiple_displays_in_settings-2.png

    5 You can now close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 64bits
       #1

    @Brink do you know if there is a way to change it via regedit ?
    I fail to indentify command with "DisplaySwitch" in Regedit
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  2. Posts : 64,504
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    CunC said:
    @Brink do you know if there is a way to change it via regedit ?
    I fail to indentify command with "DisplaySwitch" in Regedit
    Hello,

    I'm not aware of a way to change this setting via registry.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 64bits
       #3

    Ok, thank you for your answer
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  4. Posts : 64,504
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Tutorial updated to add option 3.
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  5. Posts : 157
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1586]
       #5

    Device name HPLAPTOPProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHzInstalled RAM 8.00 GBDevice ID 01C2869A-EACD-48CF-ACA6-4CFED37BDFF3Product ID 00325-96176-65479-AAOEMSystem type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processorPen and touch Touch support with 2 touch points Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1110](c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    I have a question I would like to ask before I try resetting the first option of this tutorial as I do not understand the vocabulary and think I might just make matters worse.

    Since my sons did a clean install of Windows 10 for me, I can no longer switch between views of two accessible external hard drives so I can copy and paste files or folders between them. Nor can I access 2 identical views of the same HD to enable transferring files between folders on the same drive. Opening This PC view from Search Windows and clicking on the external hard drive brings up a single window showing the folders on that drive. I have tried the various options available on the Home View Menu but nothing seems to help.

    Is this a search folders problem or a directory problem ? It used to be possible to expand the ext HD entry on a left section of the window to access individual folders and files without affecting the right section tho I did have to keep a careful eye on the address bar to ensure I was still viewing the same HD.

    Any ideas what I have done or can do that will affect this ?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 64,504
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    Device name HPLAPTOPProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.90 GHzInstalled RAM 8.00 GBDevice ID 01C2869A-EACD-48CF-ACA6-4CFED37BDFF3Product ID 00325-96176-65479-AAOEMSystem type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processorPen and touch Touch support with 2 touch points Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1110](c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    I have a question I would like to ask before I try resetting the first option of this tutorial as I do not understand the vocabulary and think I might just make matters worse.

    Since my sons did a clean install of Windows 10 for me, I can no longer switch between views of two accessible external hard drives so I can copy and paste files or folders between them. Nor can I access 2 identical views of the same HD to enable transferring files between folders on the same drive. Opening This PC view from Search Windows and clicking on the external hard drive brings up a single window showing the folders on that drive. I have tried the various options available on the Home View Menu but nothing seems to help.

    Is this a search folders problem or a directory problem ? It used to be possible to expand the ext HD entry on a left section of the window to access individual folders and files without affecting the right section tho I did have to keep a careful eye on the address bar to ensure I was still viewing the same HD.

    Any ideas what I have done or can do that will affect this ?
    Hello mate,

    Just to verify, I believe you are referring to folder view layout settings below instead of what this tutorial is for which mode to project the desktop to another display.

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10
      My Computers


 

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