On this configuration page you can control the behavior of an optional secondary monitor. You can assign different content and how the mouse cursor should operate.
If you turn on the option activate second monitor, the selected content will be played back on the second monitor. If you do not turn on this option, but have set up a second monitor in Windows, the second monitor will display the watchdog background of SiteKiosk. If you want to display a third party application on the second monitor over the watchdog of SiteKiosk you should leave this option disabled, you should also see 1.5 here. It is not possible to display or move a new SiteKiosk browser window to the secondary monitor (to remove this restriction see here)
You can choose to limit the mouse to the main screen. i.e. keep the mouse from being moved onto the second monitor. This option is turned on by default. This option does not depend on whether the you enable the second monitor, i.e. whether you play back content on that monitor that is controlled by SiteKiosk.
Note for usage of Digital Signage (legacy product):
Digital Signage is discontinued and can only be used with existing configuration files. Please use SiteCaster instead.
1. Content for the Secondary Monitor
SiteKiosk versions 9.7 and higher allow you to use the SiteCaster Digital Signage CMS solution to be displayed on an optional secondary monitor.
SiteCaster is a Content Management System (CMS) for kiosk terminals and ad displays. You can use SiteCaster to create and manage content that you can distribute to one or several hundred displays. A versatile editor enables you to make custom designs to show texts, images, videos and also for example weather information. Pre-defined and editable templates allow for a quick access to numerous usage scenarios. A simple but effective rights system makes it easy to specifically allow content editing to certain editors only. This prevents changes by mistake and simplifies usage by hiding unused controls.
If you want to make use of SiteCaster, you have to create a team on www.siteremote.net or run your own SiteRemote server. You will configure all of your SiteCaster content under your SiteRemote team. The configuration under your SiteRemote team includes the management of your content and the creation of projects for the individual computers. Click here to learn more about how to use SiteCaster
1.2 SiteKiosk Player
The SiteKiosk Player lets you view different types of files in full screen mode.
You can view all file formats that your browser is capable of displaying, too. These formats include: .HTML, .HTM, .SWF (Flash), .PDF, .gif, .jpg, .bmp, etc. Furthermore, you can display RSS feeds (XML), videos, and text files.
Use the Settings button to open the configuration options used for SiteKiosk Player.
These buttons will help you fill and manage the play list in SiteKiosk Player.
- Random call sequence
The pages are displayed in the order in which they have been added to the list. You can use the position arrows to specify their positions on the list. Turn on the checkbox "Random call sequence" to start a random generator which will open the added pages in random order. This may be important to you if you, for example, want to display pages of your advertising partners and make sure the pages of your different partners are shown with the same frequency.
- Time interval between pages (seconds)
When adding a file to the list, you can specify how long the pages are supposed to be displayed. If you do not specify a custom interval, the time set here will determine how much time has to pass before the next file on the list is called.
Use the preview to instantly view the adjustments you have made to the settings of SiteKiosk Player.
If you want to use files in the Player that you download from the Internet using a dial-up connection, you must turn off the Connect on Demand Option in SiteKiosk to ensure you are using a permanent connection to download content from the Internet.
Please note that SiteKiosk Player is available as a regular Windows screensaver irrespective of its use in SiteKiosk.
SiteKiosk Player cannot handle SiteKiosk Object Model scripts. If you need this feature, please use the SiteKiosk Start Page option or save your scripts to an external script file and use the OnScreenSaverBegin event.
1.3 Windows Screensaver
You can also select a screensaver that has been installed in the Windows directory "...\Windows\system32"
(on Windows x64 "...\Windows\SysWOW64").
You can only run screensavers on the secondary monitor that also support the so-called preview mode.
Preview allows you to view the screensaver you specified immediately after you have selected it.
Please note that some Windows screensavers have user-specific settings (e.g. custom texts). These settings must be applied under the Windows user who is normally supposed to use SiteKiosk, e.g. the SiteKiosk user.
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