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Enabling presentation settings

Posted by Michael Greenhill
Updated on June 6, 2017

All staff and student laptops are configured with an idle lock timer – after 15 minutes of inactivity, the screen will lock. While some software, such as Windows Media Player when showing a full-screen video, can automatically prevent the screen from locking, other software cannot do this.

To prevent your screen from locking during a presentation, run the “Presentation Settings” shortcut located on your desktop.

This shortcut will appear on your desktop. Double-click it to enable presentation settings.
Shortcut missing?

If the shortcut is missing from your desktop, you can type “presentation settings” into the start menu, and use the “Adjust settings before giving a presentation” option to open presentation settings.

This will open the Presentation Settings application. Check the checkbox next to “I am currently giving a presentation” to enable these settings. Conversely, uncheck it once you have finished your presentation. You can optionally show a different desktop wallpaper during presentation mode. Be sure to click “OK” to enable presentation mode.


Presentation Mode will be automatically disabled when your laptop enters sleep.

Check the checkbox at the top and click “OK” to enable Presentation Mode.
Disabling presentation mode

Presentation mode does not automatically disable after a period of time. Ensure you manually disable it!

Updated on June 6, 2017

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