3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 4:05 AM by Gary Scotland
Edward H Level 1 Level 1

I would like to run keynote (or powerpoint) slideshows while still surfing the web...how can i do this?


Thanks in advance for any help!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    use two monitors -


    laptop screen and an external monitor using a video out port

    iMac screen and an external

    two monitors conected to a graphics card in a Mac Pro

  • Edward H Level 1 Level 1

    Hey Gary, thanks for the reply.


    I am currently trying to plug my imac to a 55" TV to run a slideshow with remote, while having the presenter software minimized and google chrome open and functional. The problem is once i switch away from the presenter application the TV goes to an empty screen. The pc this imac was supposed to replace does this without any problems running powerpoint 97.


    My imac with powerpoint '11 and keynote '09 cannot do this simple task it seems

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    have you set displays to dual output ( deselct mirror ) in   system preferences > hardware > displays ?


    also check to see if you have a discrete graphics setting, the higher performance option may allow dual output:


    in menu bar;  click battery indicator > energy saving 


    or go to


    system preferences > energy saving > higher performance