PowerPoint 2013 (and later versions) now uses Presenter View by default in Slide Show mode on dual-display computers (i.e.classroom projector setups with a lectern computer with a monitor and a projector). To turn off Presenter View, follow these steps before running the presentation in Slide Show mode.

Step-by-step guide


  1. On the ribbon (top menu bar), select the SLIDE SHOW tab.
  2. In the Monitors group on the right, uncheck the box for "Use Presenter View".
  3. On the Monitor drop-down menu, change the selection from "Automatic" to "Primary".
  4. You can now show your presentation in Slide Show mode.


You may need to select these options every time you log in and open PowerPoint.