How to Deliver Presentations with the Windows Mobility Center

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

The Windows Mobility Center centralizes information and settings most relevant to mobile computers and devices such as laptops, netbooks, Ultrabooks, and 2-in-1s. The Windows Mobility Center isn’t available on desktop computers.

Windows Mobility Center’s role is to help you be mobile and to enable you to take quick actions, such as the following:

  • Change the brightness of the screen.

  • Change the sound volume.

  • Change the active power plan.

  • Connect or disconnect external displays.

  • Set synchronized partnerships with such devices as portable music players and USB removable drives.

  • Set the Presentation mode to either On or Off.

If you’re a typical business user, you’re likely to find that the most useful features of the Windows Mobility Center are the ability it gives you to connect external displays and to turn on Presentation mode. These settings are especially useful when you must switch your presentation from room to room and connect your device to different kinds of external displays. However, before you start using the Windows Mobility Center for presentations, make sure that you connect a second display.

Here’s how to start the Windows Mobility Center and use it to turn on Presentation mode:

  1. Click in the search box on the taskbar.

  2. Type mobility.

    A list with search results appears.

  3. Click the Windows Mobility Center search result.

    The Windows Mobility Center window appears.

  4. Review all the settings that you’re interested in.

  5. In the Presentation Settings section, click the Turn On button.

  6. Minimize Windows Mobility Center.

  7. Deliver your presentation.

  8. When you finish the presentation, click Turn Off in the Presentation Settings section.

  9. Close the Windows Mobility Center.

    The Windows Mobility Center.

    The Windows Mobility Center.