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How would i invoke a popup after a period of inactivity on an interface?
I have a 2 year old who has just discovered that touching the screen does wonderful things and insects that are causing havock.
You can't invoke a specific template or something like that. If you mean a blanker, you can set the autoblanker to kick in after a certain amount of time.
I did mean a popup, one with a keypad on it to gain access back to the main interface.
I guess i will have to just remember to do it manually.
Dean Roddey Wrote:You can't invoke a specific template or something like that. If you mean a blanker, you can set the autoblanker to kick in after a certain amount of time.

I actually do load a "blank" template based on a timer to make my system more reliable. The weather radar web widget seems to leak memory or something and I would come home and find that the IV had crashed because someone brought up the radar and it sat there until exhausting system resources.

My solution was to set a timer on each template load and in a few key button areas. If the timeout hits, then I use the IV driver to load the "blank" template which is sort of like a home screen. The timeout I use is longer than the screen saver timeout so collisions with user interactions seem to be avoided. This is all running on just the master server with one screen and works well - no more crashed IVs.
OK, I should have said, there's no official way to do it. The remote control interface isn't really designed to work like that, since it's really for driving a 10' interface and doesn't try to prevent any incoming commands from potentially interfering with the user directly interacting with that IV and causing a crash if they both happen at the same time.
Why can't you use a timer to activate a popup? Then you would just have the popup popup after xx seconds (with a keypad on it to go back to the original template) after loading the template. Maybe have the keypad just exit the opoup after the correct code was input.
Dean Roddey Wrote:OK, I should have said, there's no official way to do it. The remote control interface isn't really designed to work like that, since it's really for driving a 10' interface and doesn't try to prevent any incoming commands from potentially interfering with the user directly interacting with that IV and causing a crash if they both happen at the same time.

I knew this wasn't the official way to do this, but it works and solves my problems for now.

If we get template loading ability based on events, then I'll change over to that. By the way, that would be a nice 2.5 item... but maybe it's too hard to fit.
Even if template loading ability based on events was in place wouldnt i still have to configure evey single clickable widget on the screen? that is way to much work.
I'm not sure what you are asking, so you may need to elaborate a bit there... But generally, no. You would just set it up to pop up something when an event came in. That's not doable now, but it's a target to achieve in a subsequent release.