How to use the main control panel of Monitors AnyWhere Connect

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Using the Main Control Panel

In this guide we will walk you through the first steps of using Monitors AnyWhere Connect application.

  • How to identify the displays
  • How to change names of displays
  • Resize the thumbnails
  • Set a background image
  • Change the layout


     

Start using the main console

  • Click on one of the display's thumbnail to select it.
    In the Main control panel you can view the thumbnails of all the displays. The snapshots are taken every 5 seconds to show you a status on the content currently running on the screens.
     
  • After selecting a display, you can name it.
    Press Right-click on the screen’s thumbnail and choose the option Rename and Set Color, or by clicking {Options}{Rename and Set Color} or by pressing the shortcut Alt-F2
     
  • Refresh
    If a display gets connected or disconnected, you’ll need to refresh the console: {View}{Refresh} or by pressing the shortcut F5

  • Remote control to a specific display
    To connect to a specific display and control it double-click on its thumbnail or via menu: {Options}{Connect} or by pressing the shortcut F4 or right-click on its thumbnail.

  • Resize thumbnails
    To resize the thumbnail’s size click on the menu item:
    {View}{Resize screen} and select one of the options – 50%, 75%, Default Size, 125%, 150%

  • Save layout
    Once you have arranged thumbnails of each display you can save the layout for future use. To save the layout:
    {View}{Save Layout} or by using the shortcut Ctrl+S.

    Note: The layout is saved automatically everytime you change a thumbnail’s location.
     
  • Reset layout
    To reset the layout configuration click on the menu item: {View}{Reset Layout}

  • Set a background for the main control panel
    You can set an image as a background for the display’s thumbnails. This function is designed to reflect the display’s actual location in a building or a floor plan. To set an image click on the menu item {View}{Set Background…} and choose – Set main background image.

    If you wish to clear the currently set background, uncheck the option:  Enable main background image.
     
  • Set background image for each display
    This feature allows you to set a different background image on each display to be used as a static bulletin board.
    To set an image for a specific display click on the menu item {Options}{Background Image – Set background image} or Right-click on its thumbnail.

    If you wish to clear the background settings, uncheck the option: Enable background image.

  • Set a color for each display
    The software assigns each display with its own color to allow an easy identification of each application that runs on the screens. You can easiliy change the color by right clicking on a display’s thumbnail and selecting: Rename and Set Color > click on the Paintbrush icon and select a color > When done press OK

  • Identify displays
    To allow an easy assignment of names for each screen, use the Identify Screens feature. To start identifying all screens use the menu item View and select Identift all screens, or Right Click on an empty spot on the main control panel.
    You can also identify a specific screen by simply Right clicking on its thumnail and selecting Start/Stop Identify the screen