Understanding the main screen

Getting started with Touch Portal

When you have onboarded Touch Portal you will start in the main screen. This screen has a lot of information and elements and can be daunting for some users. Fear not, this guide will help you understand what is what.

Touch Portal's main screen

This is the main screen of Touch Portal.

This screen shows a lot of options and for first time users not everything is as clear as water so lets divide the main screen in section that will make you understand better what does what.

We have divided the main screen in 6 parts as you can see. Each part has its own responsibility and we will explain what they are:

  1. The Title bar shows our name and the version number on the left. For Beta and Alpha users it shows the build as well. On the right are all the menu options and the window actions.
  2. The Connection state bar has all the elements and indicators to handle the connection with your device. The first selector is to choose the correct network adapter. The other elements give you information about the connection.
  3. The Page manage section is for doing all the page actions. In Touch Portal we call the layout of a set of buttons a page. On this section you can select the page you want to edit (this does not change the page on the mobile device) and you can manage your pages.
  4. The page button field shows the current selected page to edit. You can select the option to simulate the device aspect ratio of the button field. This will mimic the device so the buttons will look the same size wise.
  5. The Page Settings section shows all the options you can set for the selected page from section 3 showing in section 4.
  6. The Global Objects section shows all the global objects in Touch Portal. Global objects are objects that do not belong to a page or a button but exist always within the Touch Portal context.

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