Back when I was in the office, I'd connect my MacBook Pro to a conference room's large display via HDMI cable and, using Keynote, show only the slides on the large display, but the presenter view (with notes) on the laptop display.

Now that I'm working from home, I have only the laptop display, but, when I give a talk via Zoom, I want the same thing, i.e., share only the slides, but see the presenter view on the laptop display.

Is this possible? If so, how?


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The easiest way is to buy a dummy plug that acts as a tiny (but high resolution) external screen. And then you share your slides as usual. I already tried and it works well.

Of course you can use sidecar to make your iPad a second screen but this dummy plug is really easy to carry!

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