How to Turn on Presentation Mode for Windows

Turning on presentation mode for Windows allows you to give a presentation without worrying that it will be spoiled by interruptions related to the computer settings. With presentation mode active, all system notifications are temporarily disabled, the screen saver is turned off and the computer remains awake. You can also tweak the presentation settings such as the volume and background. Presentation mode is accessed from the Windows Mobility Center, where you can enable or disable this feature.

Businesswoman giving presentation in boardroom
Turn on presentation mode to avoid interruptions from system notifications.
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From Start Button

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Select the "Desktop" tile from the Windows 8.1 Start screen and then right-click the Start button on the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Select "Mobility Center" from the context menu and then select "Turn On" from the "Not presenting" tile.

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Select the presenter icon next to the words "Presenting" to configure the presentation settings.

From Start Screen

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Type "Mobility" (without quotation marks) on the Windows 8.1 Start screen and then select "Adjust commonly used mobility settings."

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Select "Turn on" from the "Not Presenting" tile to enable presentation mode.

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Select the presenter icon next to the words "Presenting" to configure the presentation settings.