On the left side of the user level screens (Live, Player and MultiView) 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 down [Shift] and click on one of the softbuttons on the Live, Player or MultiView 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.|
Click on this button to temporarily store the configuration of this softbutton.
Note: Always remember to permanently store any modifications of the configuration in the Store current configuration into flash memory dialog so that the buttons will remain available even after rebooting the camera.
Execute a command:
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.|
|Parameter||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. For more information on the required parameters, see the HTTP API help topic.|
|Options||To delete a softbutton, select the Delete this button 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 next reboot of the camera.
Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).
Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.
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.