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By default, PowerPoint 2013 starts slideshows in Presenter View when connected to dual monitors. For many, this is an unexpected and un-welcomed change that complicates things in multi-user situations.

When searching online, many sites list how to disable this as an end user, but when you utilize DeepFreeze or similar tools in a domain environment, this isn’t going to help if your profiles are built on-demand.

My work-around was to find the registry key responsible and change it on the fly via a simple batch file dropped into the All Users startup folder (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup in Windows 7).

@echo off
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Options /v UseMonMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Hope this helps others!

– Tim

One Response to “Disable PowerPoint 2013 extended display mode via registry”

  1. Dan

    Tim, this is exactly what I’m looking for. I work for a large hospital and this has become problematic for us. Thanks for sharing.

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