Can we have the "Stop all" button relinquish control of the main display instead of the black overlay?

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Jun 09, 2019
Jeremiah Sun (Chinese Church In Christ - South Valley) wrote
In our workflow, there will always be a situation when a guest speaker or some activity leader wants to either a:show their own powerpoint file, b:display a web page, c: any kind of misc stuff on the desktop computer. We cannot rely on importing everything into mediashout 7 as images. In previous versions it was possible to minimize the program and it will free up the main display to show other stuff. Now the black screen will not go away and remains on top of everthing, so in MS7 we would have to literally close the program to show anything else, then reopen the program and load our script to resume the mediashout presentation.
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Jun 10, 2019
MediaShout Support agent wrote
I would be happy to help you. You can press the F2 option to disable the display in MediaShout 7, so it would be even easier to cover or uncover the screen for situations like this.
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Jul 13, 2019
Jeff Webber wrote
Along with the Stop button, where did the Hide Text button go? This was finally added in V6 and now I don't find any of it anymore ...
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Jul 13, 2019
Jeff Webber wrote
Is there a list of control keys somewhere? How would we have known to use F2?
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Jul 15, 2019
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Jeff!

The Clear Main Button that was in MediaShout 6 is not in MediaShout 7 just yet. We do plan to add it in a future update, however. The Stop button is in the bottom right corner of MediaShout 7.

Here is a Knowledge Base Article that has the keyboard shortcuts for MediaShout 7: https://support.mediashout.com/672345-Keyboard-Shortcuts-in-MediaShout-7

I hope this helps!

-Ryan
Jun 04 (7 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
Hi Ryan - this is related to my other post about powerpoint. I also did not figure out that F2 (disable the display) meant that it allows other programs used outside of Media Shout to take over the displays. We were fortunate to have someone who remembered that this was what we had to do with our previous version of Media shout. Do you think it would be helpful to expand the tutorial to explain this further?
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Jun 04 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Robyn,

Sure thing! I will pass that along to the team.

Thanks!

-Ryan
Oct 01 (3 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
I noticed someone comment in a Facebook post that turning off the main display allows you to run PowerPoint or a movie without having to close MS. Is this correct?
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Oct 01 (3 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Robyn,

Yes, this is correct. When you tap F2 to disable the main display, you can then show something else entirely on that screen instead.

-Ryan