Configuring Windows 10
Unlike older versions of the operating system, Windows 10 is the most convenient for working with multiple displays. There are three ways to mirror your computer screen to TV in windows 10.
The first way is the easiest. With the computer turned on, simultaneously press the “Windows” “P” keys. This combination allows you to switch between dual-screen computer modes. It remains only to select the desired mode.
If keyboard shortcuts are confusing to the user, you can use the Windows Action Center. In the lower right corner of the screen, you need to click on the corresponding icon. A window will open in which you need to select the “Send to screen” item. In the appeared menu “Project” select the item “Repeating”.
Enabling Screen Mirroring in Windows 10
If the TV screen resolution is higher than the monitor screen resolution, the picture on the TV display will be centered, surrounded by black borders. In this case, you need to use the following method.
On the desktop, in an unoccupied space, click the right mouse button. A context menu will open, in which you need to select the “Display settings” item. In the window that opens, you need to find the item “multiple displays” and click on the pop-up menu. In it, select the item “Duplicate screen“. After that, be sure to select a TV (screen 2) and check the box “make it the main display”.
Mirroring your computer screen to your TV
There are often situations when the monitor size is not enough for comfortable work with a computer. In this case, the computer is connected to a TV or projector and the image is displayed on it. But what if you want the picture to be displayed both on the main computer screen and on an additional TV connected to it? In this article we will show you how to duplicate a screen from a computer to a TV in windows 10. This will require:
- Computer with an unused VGA or HDMI connector
- Cable connecting computer and TV
- Tv with the above connectors
Connecting a TV to a Computer
The first thing to start with is choosing a cable. It is required to inspect the back of the system unit and determine which free outputs are present on it.
Description of connectors on the PC card
Then the same thing needs to be checked on the TV. It is required that the same connectors are free on the computer and on the TV. If both ports are free, then it is better to give priority in favor of the HDMI connector, since it has a higher bandwidth, and, therefore, better quality. Plus, HDMI connects not only image but also sound.
If the computer will be connected to the TV through the VGA connector, you should note that on most modern TVs when connected through this output, the screen resolution will be significantly lower than the “native” TV resolution, which will negatively affect the image quality. In the characteristics of the TV, the screen resolution is always indicated separately when connected via the VGA connector.
After the computer and the TV are connected with a cable, it remains only to indicate on the TV from which connector to receive the image (usually the source button).
From all of the above, we can conclude that connecting a computer to a TV is not so difficult. The main thing is to follow the instructions and everything will work out. This manual is also relevant for connecting projectors and other devices for displaying images from the computer screen.
Screen mirroring on Samsung how to enable
Call forwarding is a great opportunity to be in touch even when the main phone number is out of range or away from you, and since the advent of dual-SIM smartphones, it also redirects calls from one SIM card to another, giving a signal to the owner of the mobile device about a new one ( parallel) incoming call. How to enable call forwarding on Samsung?
Open the “Phone” application, click on the ellipsis in the upper right corner of the screen and select “Settings” from the context menu options.
The call settings menu will open, where we go to the “Advanced” section and click on the “Call forwarding” subsection.
By clicking on the “Voice call” item, we wait until the system loads the settings of the mobile operator about the forwarding data for each of the individual items.
Call forwarding to Samsung is available in four different modes:
- Always (redirect all calls coming to the SIM card in any case);
- If busy (if there is a conversation on the phone);
- If there is no answer (when a call is in progress, but no one picks up the phone);
- If unavailable (in the case when the phone is out of range or disconnected).
Click on one of the options, enter the forwarding number and click on the “Enable” button (in the event that a number has already been assigned to this forwarding option, after changing it, click on the “Update” button).
How to disable call forwarding to Samsung?
To disable call forwarding, go to the settings and open the required item, click on the “Disable” button.
However, it should be noted that some mobile operators prohibit completely removing call forwarding from the “If busy” and “If unavailable” points by setting their service numbers on them (for example, the Ukrainian operator “Kyivstar” puts the number 380672071003 everywhere).
In this case, you can either set your second number or a non-existent number (380 for Ukraine, 7 for Russia, 375 for Belarus) and click on the “Update” button.
It is important to understand that by enabling call forwarding from one number to another, you will have to pay for an outgoing call from the number to which you are called to the number specified in the forwarding settings. Thus, the SIM card must have funds or package minutes required for an outgoing call.
Screen mirroring to TV
It often happens that you need to duplicate the screen of a computer or mobile devices on a TV. For example, when you have and that you want to share with family or friends on a large modern screen. A few years ago, not everyone would have been able to cope with this difficult task, but today new technologies make it easy to solve it both for modern TVs and for more outdated models. To do this, you must first select the necessary computer devices and applications.
There are three most common ways to transfer images from an external screen to a TV:
- Hdmi cable
Transfer to TV via Wi-Fi
Screen mirroring is easily feasible, if the mobile device and the TV are made by the same manufacturer, they are likely to have a “screen mirroring” function (or something similar) on both devices. This will allow you to immediately see everything on your smartphone on TV without any hassle. If the devices are from different manufacturers, then you need to enable the DLNA (Wi-Fi Direct) function on the TV and download the DLNA application to the smartphone via GooglePlay.
You can use the decent AllCast app (free for iOS and Android). For those with an AppleTV, iPhone, or iPad, you can connect via the AirPlay app to share with your TV. Older brands of TV and mobile equipment do not have such built-in functions, so you will have to use special adapters Chromecast, Miracast and EZcast.
Mirroring to TV via HDMI. Screen mirroring using a Miracast adapter
There is a second way of transferring images through a newer standard called Miracast, which will be especially useful for Windows 10 users. It is often referred to as “HDMI over Wi-Fi” because it allows various devices to connect using wireless networks. First introduced in Windows 8.1 and later. Almost all laptops and modernized operating systems use this technology. Miracast is able to reproduce not only HD- on TV, but also display all current monitor actions.
Miracast connection sequence:
Go to computer settings and click “Devices”.
Unhappy with Screen Mirroring with Miracast? Here’s another wireless solution. Device for transmitting media content to TV EZcast.
Casting an Image to a TV Using EZcast
- Multimedia support: Miracast, DLNA, Airplay for mobile devices and PC;
- Highly integrated SoC (600 MHz);
- Reliable in operation;
- Compact, energy efficient, high-speed H.264 1080P Full HD;
- Automatic channel selection;
- Supports Wi-Fi module;
- Usb TV port.
Chromecast streaming device
Screen mirroring to TV. A very reliable and widely used method all over the world. This is a streaming device designed to connect your PC and any mobile gadgets from 2010 and up to your TV. You can use it to listen to your music or watch photos and online from sites such as YouTube.
Chromecast connection sequence:
Turn on TV
How to enable Mirakast on your LG TV:
Activate this function in the menu:
- Press the “settings” button on the remote control;
- In the “Network” section, activate the Miracast / Intel’s WiDi item.
Run the application to display the image:
- Press the Smart TV button (blue) on the LG button remote, or the Home (house) button on the Magic Remote;
- Select “Screen Share”.
To enable Miracast on Samsung TV, no preliminary manipulations are needed. Press the Source button on the remote control and select “Screen Mirroring“
On Sony Bravia TV, press the source select button and select “Screen mirroring“.
In Philips TV, a separate Wi-Fi Miracast item, located in the network settings, is responsible for this function.
For instructions on connecting your smartphone to TV using Mirakast, see here:
How to enable Miracast on Android: easy instructions for dummies
How to display an image from the display of a smartphone or tablet on a TV? A few years ago, the only way to solve this problem was to purchase a micro USB to HDMI adapter. But the use of an adapter has a number of limitations and inconveniences:
- Not all TVs and smartphones support the MHL standard required for signal transmission;
- The mobile gadget is physically “tied” to the TV.
To solve the problems caused by the physical connection of mobile gadgets to large screens, Wi-Fi Display technology was introduced in 2012. A wireless connection method developed on the basis of the Wi-Fi Direct standard, called Miracast.
The advantages of this method are:
- Lack of wires;
- The absence of an intermediary in signal transmission. The smartphone and the TV are connected to each other directly, without using a router or access point;
- High quality of the transmitted image.
The only condition is that the source and receiver of the signal support Wi-Fi technology. This communication standard has long been an indispensable attribute of even the simplest mobile gadgets. In modern TVs, Wi-Fi support is also common. Its availability can be clarified in the instructions for the TV.
From mobile devices, the standard is supported only by those that run Android OS, starting from version 4.2. For convenience, the name of the technology is often paired with the name of the supported OS. Miracast Android.
For details on adapters, see the following:
Turning on on a smartphone or tablet
To enable Miracast on Android devices, do this:
Check that the Wi-Fi module is turned on:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the quick settings panel;
- If the Wi-Fi icon is white, then the connection is working;
- If not, tap on the icon to enable.
Activate broadcast mode. Some models have built-in support for this technology, others need an additional program (application) for Mirakast to work.
How to check for built-in support:
- Go to the settings menu: swipe down from the top of the display to open the quick settings panel;
- “Tap” the “gear” icon;
- Select the “Screen” item;
- Scroll to the bottom of the page;
- If the line “Broadcast” or “Wireless screen” is present, then no additional programs are needed for the function to work. Just go to this section and activate the function.
In some versions of Android and branded skins from the manufacturer of the gadget, this functionality can be activated in a different way:
- In the settings, go to the “Wireless networks” section, click on “” or “Other networks”;
- Select “Play to” or “Broadcast”;
- Select the “Transfer Screen” icon.
If there are no such lines, to use the technology, download a special application and duplicate the image with it:
- Open the Play Store;
- Type in the search bar “miracast”;
- Install the application you like based on the rating;
- Open the installed application.
After starting the program, a warning will appear on the display that not all devices support the broadcast. Click “Connect”.
On the broadcast screen, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and check the “Enable” box. Then enable “Screen Share” (LG) or “Screen Mirroring” (Samsung).
The found TV will be displayed in the list of devices. Click on its name to connect. After that, the display of the mobile device is duplicated on the TV.
Connection completed! When transferring a dynamic picture such as movies or games, the picture on the TV may lag behind the picture on the mobile device.
If you need help connecting devices, write in the comments. Indicate the brand of smartphone and TV, let’s try to figure it out together.
Projecting Windows 10 how to connect a second screen
Hello! We continue to disassemble the Windows 10 operating system! Today you will learn how to set up projection and connect a second screen on Windows 10. For example, you want to connect a TV or a second computer to your computer, or just an additional screen. You can not only connect an additional screen, but also be able to adjust the projection.
How to connect devices
Projecting Windows 10 how to connect a second screen
To connect the second screen, in the lower right corner of the screen, open the “Notification Center” by clicking on the corresponding icon in the form of a written sheet. In the window that opens, click on the tab. Project. Projection needs to be adjusted only after connecting the second screen.
Further, in the window that opens, you will have a choice of 4 types of projection:
How to connect a second screen
To connect the second screen, at the bottom of the “Projection” window, click on the tab. Connect to a wireless device. Make sure the second device you want to connect is turned on. The device will be automatically searched for. The window should display its name.
How to connect Bluetooth
Open the Action Center window in the lower right corner again. In the window that opens, click on the tab. Bluetooth. After that, the corresponding icon will appear in the taskbar.
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