Bug 62179 - SLIDESHOW: enhancement: Presenter Console also with only one monitor (as Rehearse Timings)
Summary: SLIDESHOW: enhancement: Presenter Console also with only one monitor (as Rehe...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 102840 122493 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Slide-Show Presenter-Console
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Reported: 2013-03-11 15:42 UTC by boicottms
Modified: 2020-01-17 08:34 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description boicottms 2013-03-11 15:42:03 UTC
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...
Thank you

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: Master
Comment 1 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-11 16:18:12 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-03-18 16:26:01 UTC
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?
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-03-18 16:26:44 UTC
Also marking as ALL for platforms, seems like it's not platform specific
Comment 4 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-18 17:35:59 UTC
(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...
Comment 5 Adolfo Jayme 2016-09-29 23:44:03 UTC
*** Bug 102840 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Timur 2019-12-08 10:54:01 UTC
*** Bug 122493 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Timur 2019-12-08 10:55:39 UTC
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.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-08 11:16:57 UTC
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
Comment 9 Regina Henschel 2020-01-08 14:27:34 UTC
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.
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-08 15:07:36 UTC
Macro is a nice WFM solution.
Comment 11 Timur 2020-01-08 15:46:47 UTC
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.
Comment 12 Regina Henschel 2020-01-16 21:15:44 UTC
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.
Comment 13 Timur 2020-01-17 08:34:45 UTC
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.