Chapter 13: Making the Most of Your Computer’s Accessories
Displays whether you are in presentation mode. In presentation mode, the dis-
play and hard disk do not go into sleep mode due to inactivity. Click “Turn on”
to enter presentation mode.
Displays the current display orientation. Click “Change orientation” to change
from landscape to portrait display or vice versa.
If your mobile PC includes other control tiles, these were probably provided by the
PC manufacturer. You can learn more about these control tiles from the documenta-
tion that came with your mobile PC, or by visiting the manufacturer’s web site.
Connecting to Networked Projectors
At the office, you may find that your meeting rooms and conference centers have net-
worked projectors set up for use during presentations. To use this type of projector,
you must connect your laptop or Tablet PC to the local area network (LAN) and
then connect to the project over the network. In most cases, connecting your com-
puter to the network is as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable or ensuring that
you are using the correct wireless network connection.
Once you are connected to the network in the conference or meeting room you are
using, you can connect to the networked projector by completing the following steps:
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Connect to a
2. The first time you use a network projector with your laptop, you’ll see a warn-
ing prompt about Windows Firewall, as shown in Figure 13-9. To use the pro-
jector, you must allow Windows Vista to communicate through Windows
Firewall, so click Yes.
3. Next, specify how you want to connect to the projector, as shown in Figure 13-10.
4. If you want to select from projectors found on the local network, click “Search
for a projector.” The wizard searches for projectors on the network and returns
its results along with a list of any projectors you’ve used recently. Click the pro-
jector you want to use, provide the access password for the projector if neces-
sary, and then click Connect.
5. If you know the network address of the projector, click Enter the “Projector
address.” On the “Enter the network address of a projector” page, shown in
Figure 13-11, type the network address of the projector, such as http://intranet.
theoffice.local/projectors/projector4. Enter any required access password, and
then click Connect.