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DW Spectrum User Manual

The Main Menu is where fundamental DW Spectrum client behavior is configured, such as server connections, display characteristics, and the permissions granted to categories of users.

Click on the Main Menu button main_menu in the upper left corner of the Navigation Panel to access the following:

Connect to (Another) Server (Ctrl+Shift+C) – see "Connecting to System from the Welcome Screen".

Disconnect from Server (Ctrl+Shift+D)


oTab – creates a new empty tab in the Tab Navigator (see "Layout Tabs").

oWindow – opens a new window of DW Spectrum (see "Working with Multiple DW Spectrum Windows").

oWelcome Screen – opens the Welcome Screen in a new window of DW Spectrum (see "Working with Multiple DW Spectrum Windows").

oUser – creates a new user (see "Users and User Roles").

oVideo Wall – creates new Video Wall (see "Video Wall Management").

oWeb Page – creates a new layout item for a web page (see "Adding a Web Page as an Item").

oShowreel – creates a new tab containing a Showreel layout (see "Showreel (Tour Cycle)").

oVirtual Camera – creates a new Virtual Camera device (see "Setting Up a Virtual Camera").


oFile(s) and Folder commands open and play back selected local video files or all video files in a folder, respectively (see "Playing Local Video Files in DW Spectrum").

oWeb Client – opens a web browser to an DW Spectrum Web Client login dialog (see "Opening DW Spectrum Web Client").

Start/Stop Screen Recording (Alt+R) – toggles screen recording of an entire window (see "Screen Recording (Windows Only)").

System Administration (Ctrl+Alt+A) – opens a tabbed dialog for System-related settings (see "System-Wide Configurations").

User Management – opens a dialog for managing individual users and defining roles for user groups (see "User and Role Management").

Local Settings – opens a dialog for local client settings (see "Customizing Look and Feel of DW Spectrum").

Audit Trail – opens a log that displays all user sessions, actions, and device activity (see "Audit Trail of User Actions").

Bookmark Log (Ctrl+B)– opens a log where you can view, search and manage Bookmarks (see "Searching Bookmarks").

Add Device – opens the dialog where you can specify or search for a connected device, by server (see "Adding Devices Manually").

Merge Systems – allows for merging of multi-server Systems (see "Configuring Multi-Server Environment").

About (F1)– displays product version, hardware, and driver information (see "Collecting Additional Information").

Save Window Configuration allows for retaining and restoring settings for multiple Desktop Client windows at a time (see "Retained Settings" for more information).

Exit (Alt+F4)closes DW Spectrum client session.