Quite offtopic for today’s post. I’ll write this down here so the next time I have to explain it, I share the link of this post.
It’s a raw estimation, bur I think I spend 30% of the time in front of a computer in presentation mode. This is not only sharing slides, it can also be while I’m recording a podcast, or if I am sharing my Desktop for a work video call or while I’m recording a webcast. There are more options, such as giving a live chat. I will not name all the scenarios, too much work.
In any of these scenarios, if a Windows Reminders or a Windows Notifications appear is quite inconvenient. According to the configuration of Windows, this can go from a new email to a reminder to take the cat to the hairdresser.
Since Windows 7 we have a great tool which allows us to change to presentation mode: Presentation Settings. The App allows us to
- Enable or disable presentation mode
- In presentation mode it allows
- Enable or disable the screen saver
- Adjust the volume to a predetermined level
- Change the background
This in addition to disabling system notifications, not entering hibernation mode and another pair of ideal settings for a presentation mode.
In Windows 7, I remember that we could launch the App from the mobility center. Personally, I prefer these steps
- Windows + R, RUN
- Type “presentationsettings.exe”
Happy Screen Sharing!
Greetings @ Burlington