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Quick Installation Guide

 

 

 

 

Four simple steps to install Monitors AnyWhere
   

Troubleshooting Monitors AnyWhere Installation

 

 

 

 

Basic functionality

 

Using the main window options

Name each monitor, Configure its layout, Set background images, Resize thumbnails

 

Control a specific monitor

Preforming remote control operations on a specific monitor

 

Explanation about Application Planner control pannel

How to use this panel

 

Using Application Planner control pannel features

How to send applications to appear in various screens

 

Special functions

Automatic Start Options, Import/Export, Change user interface language

 

 

 

HOW TO...

 

 

Run different presentations on each screen by using the Native PowerPoint Launcher
   

Run numerous video clips in a multi monitor pc
   

Open different website pages on different screens in a multi monitor PC
   

Use the Simple Playlist feature
   

Use the Scheduled Playlist feature (Calendar)
   
   

How to use screen grouping and content mirroring

   

Play multi-instances of Novisign's player using Monitors AnyWhere
   

Preview and Control a remote screen in a multi monitor PC
   

Set up the host PC and Network for Monitors AnyWhere
   

Set up Monitors AnyWhere in a wireless LAN configuration
   

Activate the license for Monitors AnyWher

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the main window options

 

 

 

 

This window presents a full and live view of all monitors connected to the host computer.

It also contains the Application Planner component.

 

Options for the Main Window:

 

a. Click once on monitor's thumbnail to select a monitor.

 

b. After selecting a monitor, you can name it by using the menu:

 

Press Right-click on the thumbnail and choose the option Rename,

or {Options}{Rename} or by pressing the shortcut Alt-F2

 

c. Drag and Drop each thumbnail on the screen.

 

d. To view the properties of a specific monitor, select it and press:

Right-click on the thumbnail and choose the option Properties

or {Options}{Properties}

 

e. If a monitor is ConnectedDisconnected from the host computer, you'll need to

refresh the window: {View}{Refresh} or by pressing the shortcut F5

 

f. To connect to a specific monitor and to control objects that appear in it press

double-click on the monitor's thumbnail or via menu: {Options}{Connect} or

by pressing the shortcut F4 or Right-click on its thumbnail.

 

 

g. To resize the size of the thumbnail press:

{View}{Resize screen} and select one of the options –

50%, 75%, Default Size, 125%, 150%

 

 

h. Once you have arranged the placements of monitor's thumbnails in

the main windows, you can save the layout for future use. To save the layout:

{View}{Save Layout} or by pressing the shortcut Ctrl+S.

 

Note: The layout will be saved automatically when exiting the software.

 

i. To reset the layout configuration press {View}{Reset Layout}.

 

j. Alternative images can be set as background for the monitor's thumbnails.

This function is designed to reflect the monitor's placements in a building or a floor plan.

To set an image choose {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.

 

 

k. Set background image feature allows you to present different images on

each monitor to be used as a static bulletin board. To set an image for a specific

monitor, choose {Options}{Background Image – Set background image} or

Right-click on its thumbnail.

 

If you wish to clear the currently set background, uncheck the option:

Enable background image.

 

 

 

 

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Control a specific monitor options

 

 

 

 

To connect to a specific screen and to control the objects that appear in it press

double-click on the monitor's thumbnail from the main window or select the monitor

you wish to connect to and press: Right-Click and select Connect or {Options}{Connect}

or by pressing the shortcut F4

 

 

Options for the control window:

 

a. When positioning the mouse cursor in the boundaries of the screen, full and live control is

enabled on all objects. You can drag windows and place them in a new order or drag windows

to a different monitor.

 

b. Send a specific window back to the main monitor by dragging it above the button Back.

 

 

c. By pressing the Back button, the control window will close and you will return to the main

window. This function is also available by pressing the shortcut Esc.

 

d. Using the Application Planner control panel enables you to move applications from one

monitor to the other, as well as to open new applications on any chosen monitor.

 

 

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Explanation about Application Planner control panel

 

 

 

 

Application Planner control panel enables you to build a plan for each monitor, and to automatically

display information.

 

From this window you can send applications that are currently running on the host computer to

a specific monitor. You can also setup an application which can be opened and presented automatically

on any monitor.

 

 

Application Planner control panel has three sections:

 

A. List of all available monitors

 

This table enlists all monitors connected to the PC. Selecting one of the monitors will set table C

to show a list of all application currently running or planned  to run on the selected monitor.

 

More available options:

 

1. Double-click on monitor’s name will Connect you to the selected monitor (same as double-click

on its thumbnail or F4).

 

2. Right-click on a monitor’s name will enable you to preform Rename, Connect and Set background

image operations.

 

3. Multi-Select is enabled to preform several functions over the selected monitors.

 

Note: The ID column notes the operating system screen identifier.

 

 

B. List of all running applications

 

This table enlists all applications currently running on the host computer.

 

More available options:

 

1. Right-click on a specific application or press the button to send it to the selected monitor

from table A.

 

2. Click the Refresh button to refresh this list.

 

3. Right-click on a specific application and select Kill the selected processes to terminate

the running processes. Multi-select is enabled.

 

 

C. List of all applications that are currently running or configured to run on a selected monitor

 

This table enlists all applications that are currently running or configured to run on a selected.

This table is used for configuring each monitor with the data it will be presented with.

 

More available options :

 

1. Browse for application to run on that monitor.

 

2. Set parameters for each application.

 

3. Save applications settings in the Database.

 

4. Send a running application to the Primary monitor. 

 

5. Right-click on a specific application and select Kill the selected processes

to terminate the running process.

 

 

 

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Using Application Planner control panel features

  

 

 

 

1. Send a running application to one of the monitors

 

            a. Choose a monitor from table A

            b. Choose the desired application from table B

  c. Click on the arrow button directed down [↓] or use Right-click

       menu option - “Send to selected monitor” 

 

 

2. Send a running application back to the Primary monitor

 

            a. Choose a monitor from table A

            b. Choose the desired application from table C

            c. Click on the button “Send to primary screen” or use Right-click

                menu option - “Send to primary screen” 

 

 

3. Start application automatically and send it to one of the monitors

 

            a. Choose a monitor from table A

            b. Press on the Browse button in table C. (located at the

                FullPath column)

  c. Write the path of the application you would like to open or use

      the Browse button.

 

 

NOTE:

 

1. Short names of applications can be used as well, for example:

 

Winword – Microsoft Word

Powerpnt – Microsoft Powerpoint

Excel – Microsoft Excel

Iexplore – Internet Explorer

Wmplayer – Windows Media Player

 

2. All applications are saved in the Combo Box drop down list and can be accessed

for later use.

 

3. Cache of the Combo Box can be cleaned by pressing Right-click on the drop down

list arrow. 

 

 

4. Persistence Mode – This feature, found at the Advanced Options sections,

will preform two tasks: 1. Hide the application's Icon in the task bar, 2. Make sure

the application is always running on the configured monitor.  

 

 

d. Fill in the parameters for application’s run time operations. For example:

 

 

* For PDF files we would recommend using Foxit Reader instead of Acrobar Reader

 

 

e. Choose the operation for this configuration:

 

Send – Send application without saving

 

Send and Save – Send and Save application in Database

 

Save – Save configuration in Database without sending

 

Delete – Delete current record from Database

 

Send All – Send all records

 

 

 

4. Move application between monitors

 

          a. Choose the target monitor from table A

b. Choose an application from table B. You can find the desired application by two parameters:

          - PTitle field presents the Header of the application

- ScreenName field presents the monitor where the application is currently running.

          c. Click on the arrow button directed down [↓]or use Right-click menu option -

“Send to selected monitor”.

 

 

5. Terminate selected application

 

a. Choose an application from table B or table C.

b. Press right-click and choose Kill the selected processes.

 

Note: On table B you can use Multi-select feature to terminate several application.

 

 

 

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Special functions 

 

 

1. Automatic Start options

 

This function allows you to choose which operation will be initiated on each monitor separatly

on system startup.

 

To open the Start Options window, go to:

{File} {Start Options}

 

 

 

You can choose from the following functions for each monitor:

 

Simple Playlist - Choosing this option will start playing the applications on the screen according

to the time interval which was set for each application. Read more

 

Calendar - Choosing this option will start playing the applications which were set for a specific

monitor accoding to a scheduled playlist. Read more

 

Send All - Will send all pre-configured tasks which were set for a specific monitor.

 

Send All + Simple Playlist - This function was designed for the Simple Playlist when it's set to

operate in a non-automatic Mode. It will first send all the application to its defined monitor and then

will start the Simple Playlist feature. Read more

 

Please note: You must set the playlist for the monitor to non-automatic mode first.

 

 

To run Monitors AnyWhere using this function, click on the icon (with the clock) on the desktop:

 

 

If you copy this icon shortcut to your startup directory, it will automatically initiate Monitors AnyWhere

and start each monitor with its defined function, according to the Start Option window.

 

 

 

2. Import/Export software configuration

 

Monitors AnyWhere allows you to save the current configuration, including the monitors layout,

names and configured application for each monitor.

 

To save the configuration press on {File}{Export} and select the location to save the output file.

 

You can restore back the saved configuration by using the {Import} option.
 

 

3. Change user interface language

 

You can change the user interface language easily to the following languages:

English, Russian, Spanish (Spain), Portuguese (Brazil), French, Dutch, Chinese (Traditional),

Hebrew. To Change the user interface languages press: {View}{Languages} and select your

preferred language.

 

 

 

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