On the left side of the user level screens (Live, Player and Multi View) you can find several softbuttons, some of which have been pre-defined in the factory.
You can customize these buttons in order to facilitate certain work processes or to simplify the access to certain actions or dialogs. For example, you can define a softbutton for calling the URL of an external alarm plan in an emergency or for sending IP Notify messages to other computers or cameras. Also, you can use these buttons to control the features of the pan/tilt head via the serial interface.
In order to edit a softbutton, you have the following possibilities:
Hold [Shift] down and click on one of the softbuttons on the Live, Player or Multi View screens.
Set the function for the softbutton:
|Replace button with||
Specify the action to be performed.
|No function||Select a function for the selected softbutton.|
Execute a command:
Click on this button to temporarily store the configuration of this softbutton.
|Default Menu||Click on this button to reset the menu of this page to its factory default settings.|
|Copy Menu||Click on this button to copy the menu of this page to the other side of the camera.|
|Define Function||Displays the Configure Softbuttons dialog so that you can edit the features in the list as described under Editing Softbutton Features.|
Use the Manage Softbutton Functions dialog to manage the softbutton functions.
|Name||Enter a short unique name that can be selected later on in the feature list of the Define Softbutton dialog.|
|Color||Set the color of the softbutton.|
|Function||Select the desired function.|
|Parameters||Some features require parameters. Once you have selected a feature, the related parameters are displayed here. Use spaces to separate multiple parameters and enter the parameter values with preceding "=" characters.|
|Options||To delete a softbutton, click on the Delete option and confirm your selection by clicking on the Set button.|
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.