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Display Mirror Tool

Menu Locator: Media List Editor > Actions > Display Mirror Tool .

Overview

If you do not have a direct line of sight to a secondary display, you can use the Display Mirror Tool to monitor its video. Open the Display Mirror Tool by the button on the Tools tool bar. Pick a display to Mirror, then click the Start button. A scaled duplicate of the secondary display will be shown. You can scale the size of the mirrored video to any size you prefer. If you want to monitor multiple displays, just open multiple Mirror Tools.

The tool saves the settings when you close the tool window. These settings are used the next time you open the tool.

Mirror Tool Actions

Figure 1. Display Mirror Tool
Figure 1. Display Mirror Tool

About CPU Usage: Mirroring a display added an average of 5% CPU usage in our testing (Test machine: i5 dual core CPU @ 2.5 GHz). CPU usage will vary depending on Mirror Tool refresh rate, computer hardware speed and display size (in pixels). When the Mirror Tool is stopped, CPU usage is negligible. Check your own CPU usage via the Windows Task Manager > Performance tab. Alternate between Start and Stop modes to see how CPU usage changes.