Laptop to tv- only background shows Tags: Laptops TV Desktops Sony Last response: November 13, 2012 3:24 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Chloebird November 13, 2012 2:56:00 PM Hello, I have hooked up my laptop to my Sony tv, and all it shows it the desktop background. No icons, so surfing. Do get sound, though. Any suggestions? More about : laptop background shows Reply to Chloebird nukemaster a b D Laptop a b x TV November 13, 2012 3:04:18 PM You are in extended mode and not clone mode. With extended, you can drag a program to the side of the screen(normally the right side) and place it onto the other screen. You should try clone(may effect quality if the screen resolutions do not match) or TV only for best performance. Reply to nukemaster Bejusek November 13, 2012 3:24:22 PM ^That's right. Press windows key + p to switch between different screen modes. Reply to Bejusek Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumPC to TV - only displaying desktop background ForumScreen does blank and only shows desktop background ForumLaptop screen shows nothing but the desktop background ForumPlugged in hdmi cable and now i can only see part of my laptop screen on my tv ForumCrt monitor only shows blue screen and video plays in background ForumThrow away background , retain only moving images - how to? ForumHP Laptop , Broken Screen, Using HDMI to TV only works in safe Mode ForumAIW 9000Pro - Recording a TV program in the Background ? ForumVista crash - a black background with blue square dots everywhere? ForumGame running in background but won't open???? Help! ForumWhen laptop connect to projector then screen show only projector ForumBackground Screw Up ForumOnly 1 thread is hitting 100% and causing laptop to freeze ForumS video only shows desktop ForumMy secondary monitor only shows screensaver only ForumCan I make Windows Media Center use my TV speakers only ? ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumLooking for a sub $500 laptop that is small Forum[Solved] Looking for a Laptop to play Diablo 3, Budget 300-350 ForumLaptop To Play Minecraft Budget 300-350 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !