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Presentation Settings

Many businesspeople use their notebook PCs to give presentations, either on the road or in the boardroom. When you do so, however, you don't want your screen saver activating after a few minutes, or your notebook powering down if you haven't tapped a key for awhile. In other words, you want to turn your notebook computer into a somewhat dedicated presentation machine.

You do this by activating Windows' Presentation Settings mode. In this mode, your notebook always stays awake, the screen saver is disabled, and all system notifications are turned off. In other words, you get no unexpected distractions during your presentation.

You activate the Presentation Settings mode from the Mobility Center's Presentation Settings panel. Just click the Turn On button to enable Windows' presentation settings, or Turn Off to disable them when the presentation is over.

Want to edit the presentation settings themselves? Then click the projector graphic, which opens the Presentation Settings dialog box. From here you can opt to turn on or off your notebook's screen saver, set the volume level during presentations, and show a custom background.

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