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Here's a question for those of you who do presentations with your Powerbooks. I connected my Powerbook to an external projector today and the only thing that the screen was showing was my wallpaper. I could see everything on the laptop screen, but my Keynote presentation was not appearing on the screen. Can anyone tell what I am doing wrong?

I bought this thing to do presentations at school and it was a big disappointment to not be able to see the Keynote slideshow I spent so much time on.
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Here's a question for those of you who do presentations with your Powerbooks. I connected my Powerbook to an external projector today and the only thing that the screen was showing was my wallpaper. I could see everything on the laptop screen, but my Keynote presentation was not appearing on the screen. Can anyone tell what I am doing wrong?

I bought this thing to do presentations at school and it was a big disappointment to not be able to see the Keynote slideshow I spent so much time on.


when you detect your displays it automaticlly makes it a second monitor.if you want it to mirror go to system prefs.monitor.then turn mirroring on/off
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You seem to have the settings set that it views your desktop and not the app you wanna display - somewhere in the projector preferences would be my first look
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when you detect your displays it automaticlly makes it a second monitor.if you want it to mirror go to system prefs.monitor.then turn mirroring on/off
Got it! I got the thing to work by doing the mirror thing. I find it fascinating that I can look at one image on my laptop and another on the projector. Way cool

Thanks for the quick replies everyone! For a while, my classmates were telling me that my problem was the fact that I have an Apple. Well, they thought different after seeing the two different displays :p
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You can also hit F7 and it will turn mirroring on and off.
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Yeah, common sense says that if you were able to see your background, it's obviously nothing with the projector preferences. Just hit F7 to switch.

Right now I'm using a borrowed projector from the university, and I'm browsing the web on a six foot wide screen, projected on my living room wall. I love these things. My girlfriend and I have been watching movies like mad with it. I looked online and this particular model is nearly $4,000...so it doesn't look like I'll be buying one anytime soon.

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Hmm.. who said witeshark had any common sense?
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