If you don’t see these drop-down menus, you should see a message asking if you want to install the wireless projection feature – just follow the on-screen instructions to do so. The function you want is labeled as Wireless display and it shouldn’t take long to download and install. Once this is done, go back to System i Designing on this computer page and the options we mentioned above will be visible.
Finally, find and run the Connect application on the laptop you want to connect to as a second screen. Once you’ve done that, you can focus on the desktop from which you’re projecting. Under Settings, choose System, Show, Multiple screens i Online Next Connect to a wireless display. Choose your laptop when it appears in the list and the connection is established.
You can access all the usual settings for various screens below System i Show in the Windows settings panel, so you can duplicate the two screens or enlarge them so that you have twice as much space. Windows can be dragged between the two screens as if you had an external monitor connected. On the secondary laptop, the second screen runs in a window by default, but you can run it in full screen if necessary.
MacOS desktop and a macOS laptop
With macOS, you also use a wireless streaming protocol, in this case AirPlay Display. It allows you to use a Mac or iPad as a second screen, so it works with Apple-made desktops and tablets, as well as laptops. It works on both Wi-Fi and USB, so you can choose the wired or wireless solution that works best for your particular setup. You have many options to choose from.
The prerequisite is that both Macs must be running macOS Monterey or later, to make sure you have all the necessary technology built into the software. If this is the case, your two Apple computers must also be online and signed in to the same Apple ID account, which we assume is the most likely configuration.