Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I connect my laptop to a projector, it shows everything that is going-on on my computer. However, I want want to show only certain things to users ( like videos, images, etc ). It would be good if my mouse-motions could be hidden as well.

So is there any software using which I can give presentations without sharing my screen with the projector ( that is, it shows what I want it to show rather than mirroring what's going on in my laptop screen ) ?I've serached Google a lot and haven't found a solution as yet.

Update : I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.

Update : Laptop model: HP Probook 4410s

share|improve this question
What is your OS? – soandos Nov 24 '11 at 16:54
What operating system are you using? Have you tried looking at the display options? – Tom Wijsman Nov 24 '11 at 16:55
More info such as what has been asked for above and the make/model of the laptop will help. Video card maker as well. – Dave M Nov 24 '11 at 17:45
Does it have Intel graphics or discrete graphics? – Dave M Nov 24 '11 at 17:55

Most laptops allow you to display the presentation on the external monitor/projector and show whatever on the laptop screen Most are managed by a tool provided by the graphic card maker (nVida for example). Check the control panel for an app from the video maker. There is usually a wizard to walk through setup. NVIDIA nView Desktop manager is one common one. ATI Hydra Vision is another. Also ATI catalyst control center

In other cases the laptop manufacturer has a utility to do this.

Windows Display Manager has some fuctionality as well.

share|improve this answer
Examples are...? – soandos Nov 24 '11 at 16:54
I can't find Windows Display Manager anywhere. Where can I find it? – aakashbhowmick Nov 24 '11 at 17:51
Given your using windows 7 try pressing 'Win' +P which if the drivers are set up correctly will give you the output options. Tap 'p' until 'extend' is selected, this will put you into dual head mode, in which the output screen shows something different to the internal one – Phil Nov 24 '11 at 18:21

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .