I'm trying to setup the beamer presentation on two screens usings pdfpc. the main screen (HDMI1 -- obtained from xrandr in Linux) is used for the presentation, while the (DP2, secondary monitor) is used for showing me the slide that is next, remaining time, etc.

This reply here shows only a solution for notes.. i also want the timer

Is it possible to do this? Is there some trick in latex to project the next slide on the chosen secondary monitor?

Else, is it possible on Okular or something to just project the "remaining time" on the secondary monitor?

I'm using Ubuntu and here is the configuration on my beamer:


Is there a specific way I need to setup my xrandr for pdfpc

  • With which arguments are you calling pdfpc now? And what do you see? Have a look at the available options pdfpc.github.io/manpage.html – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Oct 18 '16 at 15:45
  • These are the options I'm using: pdfpc --duration=20 --last-minutes=2 -S. It shows me a single slide on a screen without extending the presentation across mutliple monitors. – tandem Oct 18 '16 at 19:55
  • Don't use -S this is short for −−single−screen. How does it look now? (Unfortunately I can't test myself) – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Oct 18 '16 at 19:59
  • Still does not help. :-( – tandem Oct 18 '16 at 20:04
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    I'm voting to close this question as issue with the pdf viewer – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jun 17 '18 at 11:25