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Academic Technology Center

Academic Technology Center

Deputy Hall 151
 Office:(218) 755-2759
Summer Office Hours:
7:30am – 4:00pm
Regular Office Hours:
8:00am – 4:30pm


Windows 8 – Connect to a Projector

This document will describe how to connect a computer running Windows 8 to display on a projector or TV monitor.

1)      Turn on the projector or external TV monitor, and then connect the computer. 

2)      Press Windows key + P or open the Charms bar, click on the Devices charm, and click on Second screen.

Devices screen from Windows 8 Charm bar

3)      Choose Duplicate from the monitor selection panel that pops up to show the same thing on both your monitor and the projector.

  • PC screen only - The second screen is ignored and only the main display is used.
  • Duplicate - The main display is mirrored on the second screen
  • Extend - The second screen is used as a second monitor.  Windows can be dragged between the main display and the second screen.
  • Second screen only - The main display is disabled, and only the second screen is used.

4) To change screen resolution, open the Desktop and right click on the wallpaper, then select Screen Resolution from the pop-up menu.  Select your desired resolution and click OK.  Supported resolutions for the projector in each classroom are listed in the classroom information in the Smart Classrooms section of the ATC website.

If you have any questions please call the ATC at  x2759.