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General Idea

If no one is actively using Linchpin Touch, it will automatically switch to eyecatcher mode after a certain amount of time. In this mode, elements of the main area are zoomed in, creating movement on the display. The idea is that this movement will attract the attention of passersby and draw them to the display.

To access the Eyecatcher mode go to Confluence Administration → Linchpin Touch → Settings

You can configure the duration of events in eyecatcher mode:

  • How long do you want the display to sit idle before it goes to eyecatcher mode?

Don't choose this duration too small, otherwise people reading larger pieces of text might be interrupted too soon.

  • How long do you want to show the complete main area before it zooms in on a quadrant?

  • How long do you want to show the zoomed in quadrant before it zooms back out to the complete main area?

  • After how many complete cycles do you want to let the page reload itself?

This reload will ensure that freshly created news items will show up on the screen automatically. Linchpin Touch is caching contents to ensure high performance while in use. Therefore, the reload is needed to retrieve changed or new contents.

Sometimes within the contents there are links to external resources. In some cases, Linchpin Touch is not able to retrieve those contents, for example if the device is not allowed to retrieve content from anywhere but its own domain.

To prevent a stuck state of the display trying to load contents that will never show up, you can define a timeout.

In this example, Linchpin Touch will try to load the contents for ten seconds before aborting.

This page was last edited on 11/10/2023.