When hooking up your Windows laptop to a projection system for a presntation there are a few things you should always keep in mind. For example, no one needs to know when you get new e-mail. They’re also not interested in your screensaver. And lastly, if your laptop goes to sleep during the presentation things may completely fall apart, especially when it comes to the projection system.
Luckily, Windows laptops have a little known feature called the Mobility Center that includes a single button that will take care of all these issues.
To find the Mobility Center, click your start button then type mobility center. The program should appear in your results list; just click to run.
Once the Mobility Center appears on screen, click the Turn On button under Not Presenting. This will cahnge your sleep, screensaver, and notification settings accordingly.
When you’re all done, return to the Mobility Center and click Turn Off in the same box and all your settings will be put back the way you had them before.
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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