I would love to be able to use Presenter Console also without a second monitor attached.
I can't always have one (at home, just to say one) just to practice my speech.
I guess it could be in a tab like normal/structure/print...
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ Master
This is an enhancement request - and yes, I see the point. What I usually do (this is for Linux):
Run Xnest like this:
Xnest -scrns 2 -ac :1
Or run Xephyr like this:
Xephyr -br +xinerama -screen 1024x768 -origin 1024,0 -screen 640x480+1024+0 :1 -ac
(and then in a shell export DISPLAY=:1.0; ooffice --impress for both cases)
No idea if a similar multi-screen emulation exists for Windows.
Marking as NEW as Thorsten has already said it's an enhancement request and understands the point.
Leaving priority, seems appropriate.
@Thorsten - this a potential easy hack?
Also marking as ALL for platforms, seems like it's not platform specific
(In reply to comment #2)
> @Thorsten - this a potential easy hack?
More in the sense to look broader for acceptable workarounds - the feature itself is a bit more involved, if implemented inside LibO...
*** Bug 102840 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 122493 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I marked bug 122493 as a duplicate of bug 62179, provided that Rehersal timing is made to look the same as presenter console with Notes.
That solution would satisfy both requests.
I wouldn't put too much effort in display management. PIP is up to the software/driver (see c1) and not the office suite. => out of scope
You can use the macro in https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121873 to use the presenter console with a single monitor.
Macro is a nice WFM solution.
I disagree that some external solution (that majority of users are not aware of) is a final one.
please do not close this bug. Many users need this one and closing makes no favor to anyone.
That is not an "external solution" but only shortened way to switch the settings.
The setting itself is property "StartAlways" in org.openoffice.Office.PresenterScreen in 'Expert Configuration' in Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Advanced.
No way that LO user is aware of some macro on apache.org. So no way to call this WFM because a handful of LO activists can use if for themselves.
Only solution is to have this built-in, so that average user, with due consideration, can use it.
*** Bug 132337 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Disagree that bug 132337 is a duplicate of this bug. In fact, it's precisely the opposite use-case (this bug 62179 requests presenter view on one monitor; that feature request 132337 desires audience view on one monitor, with separately exported presenter notes text script). I've un-marked bug 132337 as a duplicate of this bug.
With StartAlways set "true" per Comment 12, Rehearse Timings opens Presenter Console, now with new Pause/Resume buttons.
Presenter console becomes main screen but Alt+Tab shows also other presentation screen.
Usually, with StartAlways false, Rehearse Timings is of little value, it only has clock.
Seems that fine solution in this bug would be to start Rehearse Timings with StartAlways set true.
*** Bug 134943 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug is very simple, just to set "StartAlways" to True by default, and user would have full control of either behavior (as now or as Console).
But prerequisite is bug 135089 so that configuration/settting of Presenter Console in Slide Show Setting is more obvious than now in Tools-Options.
Rehearsal timing is a special feature, no need for the console.