Search, Help, and the Options and Domain Menus

On the Broadsign Administrator interface, you will find access to help, a search function, and access to domain properties and application options.

With them, you can search through your domain, switch users, change the interface language and consult our online documentation, among other things.

The search and help icons, options and domain properties

Following are some characteristics of the user menu and control panel:

    • Minimize: If you minimize the ribbons, the Administrator will minimize the search, help and menu icons. See Ribbons – Overview.

Icons and menus, minimized.

    • Fixed: The search, help and menu icons appear at all times, no matter which ribbon you select.
    • Reducing Application Window Size: When you reduce the size of the entire application window, a horizontal scroll bar appears in the ribbons.

Broadsign provides extensive online documentation for our products and features.

You can access help by clicking the question mark icon at the top right of Broadsign Administrator.

The help icon

Once you click on the help icon, Broadsign will direct you to the landing page of the online documentation.

Changes you make to these options will impact the application or installation. In other words, these changes impact your local installation of Broadsign Administrator. Any user that logs in to your application will experience these changes.

You can access the options menu by clicking the icon that displays your username, at the top right of the Administrator.The options menu

The following menu appears:

The options menu

    • Log Out: Logs you out of the current user’s session. You will return to the Administrator log-in page.
    • Switch User: If another user has logged on at the application level, you can switch to that user without logging out and back in.
    • Change Language: If you have configured a language pack for the Administrator, you can change the interface to that language. For more information about installing language packs, contact Broadsign Services.
    • Change Options: Broadsign provides a number of application-level options that you can configure. For more information, see Options.
    • Close All: Closes all open resources in the work area.

Changes you make to these options will impact the application or installation. In other words, these changes impact your local installation of Broadsign Administrator. Any user that logs in to your application will experience these changes.

You can access the domain menu by clicking the small “hamburger” icon, at the top right of Broadsign Administrator.

The domain properties menu

The following menu appears:

    • Edit Domain: You can configure many domain-level properties. Unlike application-level options, which only impact your installation, domain properties impact your entire network. For more information, see Domain Properties.
    • Contact Book: Contains the names and details of any contacts you create in your domain. See Contacts.
    • Show Transfers: Opens the Transfer Manager, allowing you to monitor larger content uploads, e.g., several large videos. To enable it, see Options – The Defaults Section.
    • Restore Default Views: Restores the default views as configured when you first logged on the Administrator, after installation.
    • Hide Inactive Resources: If you set a resource from “Active” to “Inactive”, it remains in your cache. However, the default setting in the Administrator is to hide these resources. You can, if you want, deselect this property so that all resources — both active and inactive — appear in the Administrator.
    • Record Requests to file: Records all requests — from the moment you enable the feature — in a file on your system. Provides developers using Broadsign Open API with a tool to study the operation types used for various requests. See Broadsign Open API – Use Cases.
    • Stop Recording Requests to file: Stops the recording of requests. See Broadsign Open API – Use Cases.
    • Look for Update: Broadsign diligently updates its software to introduce new features, and enhance its performance. Clicking on this property will check the Broadsign server for any updates to the Administrator that you are missing.
    • About: Provides the version number of your installation of the Administrator, your Primary and Secondary MAC addresses, along with copyright and licensing information.

"About" the Broadsign Administrator