Windows settings

Power Options

Under Power Settings, Never turn off should be checked in cases where the computer is:

  1. Off

  2. Sleep

  3. Hibernate

Screensaver and Display

You need to disable the computer’s screensaver. To do this, follow the steps described below:

  1. At Start select the option Settings. Right-click on the desktop (in this case skip to step 3).

  2. Then select Personalize.

  3. Select Lock Screen

  4. On the Lock Screen (bottom), select Screen Saver Settings.

  5. Finally, in the Screen Saver Settings Panel, select none.

Windows Desktop

Configure desktop with the following features in mind:

  1. Hide desktop icons (accessed by right-clicking the Launch bar).

  2. Hide Launch bar (accessed by right-clicking on Launch bar).

  3. Solid colours (access using right-click, choose Custom and Desktop background).

  4. Desktop background (Set background image to black or a project-specific image).

  5. Ensure that the text scale is set to 100%.

Configure the graphics

Configuring the graphics is, in many cases, an automatic process that is done when a screen is connected to the PC, but it is sometimes necessary to modify the settings, and the resolution and rotation will need to be modified according to the needs of the project.

In which cases do you need to modify the graphics settings?

  • When the automatic configuration is not correct

  • When Videowall is installed with particular formations

  • With screens with special measurements (e.g. 350 x 670px LED screens)

In such cases, it is important to understand the features of the installed graphics model and its limitations.

Time Zone/Date-Time

Set up from the taskbar, Clock/Date option, and check the following:

  • Set time zone according to the location where the player is installed.

  • Set the time via the internet.

Startup and Recovery Options (Optional)

After a power failure, the computer automatically restarts with a 5-second countdown. To set the countdown:

  1. Go to System Properties using the <msconfig> command.

  2. In the Boot tab, set the timeout in seconds.

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