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Manage Slido directly from Present mode

You can manage live questions and activate polls directly from Present mode. This is super helpful if you're a solo presenter not using a secondary device to control Slido.

In this article:


This feature is available to all users who are logged in.

  1. Log in to your Slido account and select your event
  2. Open Present mode in fullscreen or in a new window (show me)
  3. Move your mouse around the bottom left corner for the controls to appear


Highlight and archive questions

Hover on the question and click highlight to pin it to the top and then click archive to hide it from Present mode to make room for the new ones. This allows you to remove questions that have been already answered.

💡Remember the moderation needs to be turned off. Otherwise, new questions won't be displayed on Present mode.

Activate polls or switch to Q&A

When working with polls or Q&A, a control panel should appear in the lower right when you hover your mouse over the screen., a control panel should appear on hover. It allows you to activate your poll, move to the next one, hide and lock results or switch to Q&A and back.

You can also use your keyboard to control the polls. Use spacebar (or enter) to activate a poll and left/right arrows to move back and forth. You can also move and jump over polls using the arrow keys without having to activate the poll.

If a poll is active, hitting spacebar (or enter) will deactivate the poll. If your live poll is a quiz, this will activate its next phase.


🚀 To activate keyboard control, you first need to click at least once using your mouse in the Present mode


Activate a topic

Finally, you can also activate or deactivate topics that you create in the Ideas feature. Look for a play button labelled "Topic" in the control panel to launch it.

You can also use spacebar (or enter) to activate and deactivate your topics.


How to use the keyboard to manage Present mode

Here's a short summary regarding how to use your keyboard to manage Present mode:

  • To turn on keyboard controls, enter Present mode and click anywhere on your screen
  • To activate or deactivate a poll (or an idea), press the ‘space’ (or enter) key. Once a poll is live, moving the arrow keys will automatically activate the next or previous one.
  • To skip a poll, use the arrow keys. Make sure you do this before a poll is activated.
  • If you have a live quiz, pressing the 'space' (or enter) key will move to quiz's next phase.
  • To hide the control panel, click on the “X” button. Afterwards, it will appear only when you move your mouse closer to this area.


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