System requirements and settings

SlideDog requirements and optimal system configurations

SlideDog supports all screen resolutions and display scaling factors that are available on your operating system, but you might still want to modify your settings for a live presentation setting.

You should always test your presentations on the same system as you plan to use during your live presentation. If your digital projector has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, then test your presentations with a secondary screen that is set to that resolution.

SlideDog should work well on all combinations of resolutions and display scaling factor, but if you experience any unexpected display issues, try setting your Windows font scaling factor to 100% on both your primary and secondary screens.

To play PowerPoint files in SlideDog you need Microsoft Office PowerPoint installed. For PDF documents you need Adobe Reader or Acrobat. We also recommend running SlideDog on a modern laptop with at least 8 GB of RAM. Essentially, it comes down to what files you want to show and how many files you intend to load into your SlideDog playlists. The more files, the more memory you'll need, as SlideDog pre-loads all media before starting your show. Click Read More for a detailed description.

Recommended System Requirements

SlideDog supports Windows 7 and later editions. If you are on 7 or 8, it's recommended that you enable Desktop Composition/Aero if you're planning to use SlideDog's dual screen mode. In Windows 10 this is enabled by default.

SlideDog will pre-load the files you add to your playlists and therefore we recommend having at least 8 GB of RAM and a modern processor.

SlideDog will run on most modern computers with Windows 7 or later, but we recommend using the latest version of Windows which is currently at version 10.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
  • Intel GMA 950 or better (Windows Aero capable graphics chipset)
  • 2 GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 1 GB of free disk space

Software Requirements

SlideDog will use programs on your computer to show presentation files correctly. The list below shows the different software that are needed for specific file types.

  • PowerPoint Viewer 2010 or Office PowerPoint 2013, 2016 or 2019 (for displaying PowerPoints)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro (for displaying PDFs)
  • Google Chrome (for Web pages)

SlideDog also requires the following runtimes/frameworks (that the installer will try to detect and download) installed on your machine: