Turning Off PowerPoint Presenter Mode

Starting with PowerPoint 2013, if you are connected to a projector (or monitor), PowerPoint will automatically go into Presenter View, where the audience sees just the slide show, and the presenter sees the slide show plus a lot of extra information about it (notes, timer, etc.). This also means that anything outside the PowerPoint slideshow (web pages, videos, other programs) show only on the computer screen.

To stop Presenter View once the slide show has started:

  1. In the top left corner of the Presenter View screen (on the computer), click Display Settings
  2. Click Duplicate Slide Show

PowerPoint 2013 Display Settings screenshot


To stop PowerPoint from automatically starting a slide show in Presenter View:

  1. Launch PowerPoint
  2. Click on the Slide Show ribbon
  3. Uncheck ‘Use Presenter View’

PowerPoint Presenter View turned off screenshot


Download a PDF handout of these instructions to post in a classroom.

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