Tips & Tricks: Hiding the macOS desktop when playing out to a projector

If you're using mimoLive to drive a presentation screen at a conference, you might recognise this problem: If you work outside the app, for example setting up stuff or if mimoLive crashes, your audience sees the macOS Desktop UI instead of what you want them to see. Here is a handy trick (or two) to hide the desktop UI and display a branded message instead.

This is also useful if you're presenting with FotoMagico, Keynote, PowerPoint and other slide show apps.

Go to mimoLive documentation...

Forty-two Dazzling Dahlias

“Can these different looking flowers all be dahlias?” you might ask and Elizabeth Chambers created this FotoMagico slideshow to answer that question. (Check out the description on YouTube for more info on the dahlias shown and some general info about dahlia).

FotoMagico was Elizabeths tool of choice, because she was able to move slides around easily until they were sequenced in the order she wanted and give each slide an individual duration. The music snippets took the headache out of finding and using music that wouldn't present copyright problems. “Snippets allowed me to keep visual interest by periodically putting together slides with two and three photos at a time”, says Elizabeth.

Music Credits: “As I Figure” by Kevin MacLeod