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# 126972 25-Jul-2013 15:06
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does anyone know how I can set up my laptop/desktop to only show a selected section section of my screen on a projector?

I want to be able to use Windows Media Player or VLC etc. in full screen mode with the play/pause and other buttons at the bottom, but the audience should only see the video (not the buttons)---So how to I project only a selected area of my monitor?

Please help me out
Thanks in advance..

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  # 865944 25-Jul-2013 15:08
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Could you just use the keyboard hotkeys for play,pause?

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  # 865945 25-Jul-2013 15:12
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The way that I usually do it is set it up with display mirroring off setup the video on the projector screen and place the controller on the laptop screen then never move your mouse over to the projector screen

Windows 7 + on the desktop right click -> Screen resolution

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  # 865946 25-Jul-2013 15:16
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Good idea to use the keyboard shortcuts,
but I wanted to know to if there is a software or setting to select the area that I want to project.

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  # 865948 25-Jul-2013 15:19
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OK geocom,
how do I change the controller to be on my screen and not the projector screen?

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  # 865956 25-Jul-2013 15:30
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Soundtech98: OK geocom,
how do I change the controller to be on my screen and not the projector screen?

Go in to settings in VLC there are 2 checkboxes that you will need to de-select. 

Show Controls in Full Screen Mode
Integrate Video In Interface

Restart VLC and it should work.

Dont know how to do this in Windows Media Player thought but VLC should play everything it can anyway.

Geoff E

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