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To watch videos from desktop to tv I remember I used to

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Hi to watch videos from desktop to tv I remember I used to move the video window towards the tv but did I have to activate something first I don'T remember thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way. I need to gather some more information from you in order to help. Is the computer connected to the TV with a cable?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

correct, S-Video cable

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, and are you using some flavor of Windows or are you using a Mac?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Windows

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so you need to do two things. The first is to set the TV to the correct input. Do you have the remote that came with the TV?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, does it have a button labeled INPUT or SOURCE?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no but TV/VIDEO yes

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, that might work. We need to tell the TV to 'listen' to that SVideo cable.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok we'll try again

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Then you may need to go into your computer's video properties and enable the output to the TV.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok how do I get there

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
It depends. Are you on Windows 7, 8 or something else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

7

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, click on the start button and go to control panel
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Then select Appearence and Personalisation
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Then click on Display.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
There should be an option there to send the signal to a second screen. Do you see that?
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
I have to step away for 10 minutes. I will be back if you are still stuck.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok I got the computer screen on the tv but can't move my mouse pointer to the tv like I used to

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
How did you use to do it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

good question

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, help me out here. Are you saying that the mouse pointer is not appearing on the TV? Or that it doesn't move? Or something else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

not appearing on the tv

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
The image on the TV should be a copy of what is on the computer screen. Are you sure it is not there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'm positive

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure why that would be. Is it on the computer screen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes

The icons are not there on the tv though, just the wallpaper background and a window of Adobe update

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
COuld it be zoomed in too far maybe?
Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
If so you can change that in your Display Settings (we looked at those earlier).
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No not that I got it

Expert:  Steve G. replied 1 year ago.
Oops, sorry, i did not see your last response. So...all good now?