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Terminal Actions Settings

In the Terminal Actions settings tab on the MyQ Web administrator interface, you can view and manage embedded terminals features. The features are called actions and can be accessed from action nodes on the terminal. The action nodes correspond to buttons on the printing device display.

You can configure the layout of the display screen, as well as the behavior of each button. This means you are free to choose any combination of available actions and their positions on the screen. The layout is displayed on a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) terminal preview and can be configured there.

Terminal actions settings tab

Terminal actions are arranged vertically in blocks of three. A maximum of eighteen terminal actions per level is allowed. If the number of terminal actions is greater than nine, the buttons are stretched to show arrows that allow switching between pages. This, however, depends on the terminal display and smaller screens have a lesser number of top menu actions per page, as well as either pagination on the left or dotted pagination at the bottom.

Additional layout options are provided by the possibility to create folders and put action nodes inside. Folders can be used to group actions of the same type, such as scanning to different destinations, or to enable users to access a higher number of actions.

Users and groups can be given rights to different actions. This way, you can configure individual home screens for each user or group of users.

The terminal action nodes can be managed either under Home screen in the list of actions or directly on the terminal screen preview.

 

Adding new terminal action nodes

Adding new action nodes from the list of actions

To add a new terminal action node:

  1. Right-click on Home Screen and select Add action into this folder in the shortcut menu. Another sub-menu with a list of available action nodes opens to the right.

  2. On the sub-menu, select the new action node. The new action node properties panel opens on the right side of the screen.

    Adding a new action node from the Home screen list
  3. On the properties panel, you can rename and edit the node. For information about editing options, see Editing terminal action nodes. Once you save your changes, the new action node is displayed on the action nodes list and on the terminal screen preview.

Adding new action nodes from the terminal screen preview

To add a new terminal action node:

  1. Right-click any item in the preview and select Add action behind this action in the shortcut menu. A sub-menu with a list of available action nodes opens to the right.

  2. On the sub-menu, select the action node. The new action node properties panel opens on the right side of the screen.

    Adding a new action node from the terminal preview
  3. On the properties panel, you can rename and edit the node. For information about editing options, see Editing terminal action nodes. Once you save your changes, the new action node is displayed on the action nodes list and on the terminal screen preview.

Editing terminal action nodes

Each action can be edited from its properties panel. To access the panel, double-click the terminal action node on the list of nodes or on the terminal screen preview. On the properties panel, you can see up to three settings tabs (depending on the particular action): General, Destinations, and Parameters. The Destinations and the Parameters tabs are mostly used in Easy Scan action nodes and are described there.

General tab

Editing an action node - General tab

  • Enabled - If you disable the node, it is not displayed on the terminal and cannot be used there.

  • Title - Allows you to change the action node's name. If you do not change it, the default name is used. Depending on the number of additional languages set on the MyQ Web administrator interface, you can use different names in different languages (additional languages can be set on the MyQ General settings tab.)

  • Printers - Allows you to select the printers the action node will be available on. All printers are assigned by default. To add more printers, select them from the Printers drop-down.

  • Rights - Allows you to select the users or the groups of users that will be able to see and use the action node. According to this setting, the layout and available features of the embedded terminal can vary depending on user's rights to particular nodes. By default, the right to see the node is given to all users. To provide an additional user or a group of users with rights to the action node, select the user or group from the Rights drop-down.

 

Changing the terminal action nodes layout

To change the action nodes layout, you can either move the action nodes up and down the order on the list or drag and drop them directly on the terminal screen preview.

Moving an action node up or down

If there are more than ten action nodes defined on the home screen or in any folder, move the scroll bar at the bottom of the preview screen to view the additional action nodes.

 

Deleting terminal action nodes

You can delete terminal action nodes either from the action nodes list or from the terminal screen preview. Both actions have the same result: when you delete the node, it is removed from both locations.

Deleting action nodes from the home screen list

On the list of actions on the Terminal Actions settings tab, right-click the action node that you want to delete, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu. The action node disappears both from the list, and the terminal screen preview.

Deleting an action node from the home screen list

Deleting action nodes from the terminal screen preview

On the terminal screen preview, right-click the action node that you want to delete, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu. The action node disappears both from the screen preview, and the action nodes list.

Deleting an action node from the terminal screen preview

Restoring the original layout

On the bar at the top of the Terminal Actions settings tab, click Tools, and then click Restore defaults. All your layout changes are reverted to the default settings.

 

Vendor Compatibility Specifics

Terminal actions compatibility may different between brands. Check the respective MyQ Embedded terminal guides for details:

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