Written by Barry Dysert (last updated May 13, 2019)
If you have pictures in a folder, you can have Windows present those pictures in a full-screen slide show. To do this, navigate to the folder containing the pictures, select what pictures you want for your slide show (if you don't select any, all of the pictures in the folder will be used), and click the Slide Show option near the top of the Windows Explorer window (Windows 7). If you are using a Windows 10 system, after selecting the pictures you wish to have in your slide show, click the Slide Show option on the Picture Tools tab near the top of the File Explorer window. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. Running a slide show.
You can terminate the slide show by pressing the Esc key or by right-clicking the screen and choosing the Exit command from the resulting Context menu. Bringing up the Context menu also reveals some other controls you have over how your slide show operates. (See Figure 2.)
Figure 2. Controlling a slide show.
The Context menu includes the following options for controlling the slide show:
This tip (12555) applies to Windows 7 and 10.
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