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    Freeze feature on projectors

    Most of our projectors have the freeze feature so the teacher can display the lesson objectives on the projector and then use the freeze feature so they can carry on with other task while the objectives are still displayed.

    Some of our projectors only have a blank features, does anyone know if there is any software that can be used that will enable you to display something on screen say a powerpoint slide that remains on screen while the user can carry on with other task that the pupils don't see?

    Thanks.

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    Only for Dual Output Graphics Cards

    Software would only work if your projectors use a dual display out graphics card. That way the computer could freeze the second display output (going to the projector) whilst the first output (going to the teacher's monitor) remains unaffected.

    If you use a hardware splitter (splitting just one graphics output) then I believe you're out of luck, unless you can find one that has a freeze feature built-in.

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    Rather than cloneing the screen, run the projector as a second screen as if they were side by side. The teacher can then drag powerpoint or whatever program is it into the second window, and carry on working in the first.

    It can be a little confusing to the staff at first, but we've got one or two at this school who do things this way, and actually prefer it now to the normal method. Only drawback, some IWB's won't work properly in this configuration.

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    Might want to speak to someone where you bought them (or another friendly AV specialist) and see if they supply alternative remotes. I know a whole batch of projectors we got came with stupid credit card sized remotes without the freeze function but one or two came with larger remotes that do have the function. Using the bigger remote works on all the same projectors & the freeze function works on all. So it may be a function missing on the remote not the projector.

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    Does anyone know what the software is called where you can have it side by side ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Rather than cloneing the screen, run the projector as a second screen as if they were side by side. The teacher can then drag powerpoint or whatever program is it into the second window, and carry on working in the first.

    It can be a little confusing to the staff at first, but we've got one or two at this school who do things this way, and actually prefer it now to the normal method. Only drawback, some IWB's won't work properly in this configuration.

    Mike.
    This software if it is one or if its not can anyone tell me how to do it thanks
    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladstonePrimary View Post
    Does anyone know what the software is called where you can have it side by side ??
    Yes, it's called "Windows".

    The feature is called 'extended desktop' or 'DualView' and is built in, but you have to have the hardware to support it. Specifically, your graphics card has to have two outputs, instead of one output that is split with a cable or VGA splitter box.

    On desktops, support is limited to those that have higher-end graphics cards. Desktops with integrated graphics on the motherboard almost never support it. However, almost all laptops support it as the VGA output is treated as a second socket, independent of the integrated screen.

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    well i dont get how to do it thats what im asking.....

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    Could this image be any help to telling me if im close

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    Our Sanyo projector remotes have a freeze button on them that does exactly what you require. I'm pretty sure the Casio bulbless ones do too. Check your remotes before investing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladstonePrimary View Post
    Could this image be any help to telling me if im close
    Yes that the screen you want, just change the Multiple displays dropdown to 'Extend these displays'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Our Sanyo projector remotes have a freeze button on them that does exactly what you require. I'm pretty sure the Casio bulbless ones do too.
    Check your remotes before investingI do relise this , But i am trying to do this ,run the projector as a second screen as if they were side by side

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladstonePrimary View Post
    Check your remotes before investingI do relise this , But i am trying to do this ,run the projector as a second screen as if they were side by side
    Sorry - misunderstood you.... my fault... didn't read the whole thread properly.

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    Also , I would like to freeze my computer but i dont know how because its not on my remote

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    sorry - Freeze my projector

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