This mode is called “Duplicate the desktop to the other monitors”.
However, the preferred mode while using VideoPsalm is “Extend the desktop to the other monitors”, so that you can control VideoPsalm on the first monitor, while the presentation is displayed on the second monitor.
To switch to the “Extend” mode, use the built-in Windows feature that enables you to extend your desktop to the video-projector.
One easy way to achieve this is to press the “Windows” + “P” keys...
For detailed instructions and other tips, follow this very well made tutorial.
Another way to do it:
- Right click on the desktop.
- Choose the "Screen Resolution" menu option.
- Select "Extend these displays" in the "Multiple Displays" drop-down:
- Set the resolution of each monitor, in particular the resolution of the presentation screen.
If necessary, you can improve the rendering speed of your presentation by reducing its resolution.
- Drag and drop a monitor to the right or the left, to rearrange them.
Short Microsoft video (1 minute or so) explaining how to setup your monitors
Additional setting On Windows 8, you will want to disable the taskbar on the second monitor/video-projector:
- Right-click on an empty spot on the taskbar.
- Select "Properties".
- Uncheck the box next to "Show taskbar on all screens"
How to move the VideoPsalm presentation to another screen
By default, VideoPsalm shows its control window on the main monitor and displays the presentation on the second monitor.
If ever you want to display the presentation on the first monitor, simply drag the VideoPsalm control window, with the mouse, to the second monitor: VideoPsalm will then “chase” the presentation to the first (or next) monitor.This works identically in a configuration with three or more monitors.
Note In the VideoPsalm settings, there is no specific setting for the monitor layout.
When you open VideoPsalm the next time, it will simply restore the layout from the previous session.