ProPresenter 5 Tutorial: Fixing Mirroring Issues in ProPresenter 5

ProPresenter 5 Tutorial: Fixing Mirroring Issues in ProPresenter 5

I got a call from Tullahoma TN (the guy didn’t leave his name, but that’s what the caller ID said) saying he had a problem in Pro5 with mirroring. Basically, he couldn’t see the control screen because the output had taken over the control screen. He asked for how to fix it. If I was in his shoes, this is how I’d go about fixing mirroring issues in ProPresenter 5.

So, here’s how I’d fix it.

First, check system preferences. Under displays, there should be an arrangement tab. Make sure “Mirror displays” is unchecked. It is on mine (and I’m having the same problem, which I suspect is a bug that shows on certain configurations in Pro5).

Anyway, we move on to step 2. Now check preferences in Pro 5. You might have to use the keyboard shortcut “cmd 1” to turn off the output so you can work. Now, go to the ProPresenter 5 menu and click “Preferences”. Again, there’s a tab marked “Displays.” Click on that and make sure your output (which says “Out”) is dragged onto the box which signifies your projector or televisions (whichever you’re using). Again, mine was, so I move on to what I suspect is your actual problem.

Having turned the output back on, tap the button on the keyboard with the little rectangles on it. Mine was F3. Everything should change and all the windows on the desktop will become smaller rectangles. Drag the output screen over to the display that’s the actual output.

Now, click on any of the apps in the rectangle and you’ll return to normal.

Let me know whether it works for you and if not, we’ll try something else.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines.