So you have a PanelView Plus, PanelView Plus 6, or PanelView Plus 7, and want to set a .MER runtime application file to be the default to run when the terminal powers on?
Well in today's article I'll show you step-by-step how to use the PanelView Plus Configuration Menu to do just that.
Step 1) Power on your PanelView Plus and return to the main configuration menu as shown below:
Note: If you don't know how to get back to the main configuration menu, check out my previous article on that topic:
Step 2) Next, select Load Application from the main menu, and then select the application from the list that you wish to make the default application. Then select the Load button:
NOTE: Only load the application from External Storage if you have a newer PanelView Plus 6 or 7, however doing so will also require you to leave the external storage plugged into the PVPlus. In most cases it is better to first copy the runtime file to internal storage so no external storage must be left plugged into the PanelView Plus 6 or 7.
Step 3) If you are asked if you want to use the communications settings from the file you are loading, in most cases you will want to answer yes:
Step 4) Now that we have the desired application loaded, to set it to be the default application select Terminal Settings:
Step 5) Next select Startup Options, and then select Enter:
Step 6) Now select FTView ME Station Startup, and then select Enter:
Step 7) Here insure “Run Current Application” is selected and then you must exit this screen by selecting “OK”:
NOTE: Many people see the setting already selected and exit the screen by selecting cancel, however that does not set the newly loaded application as the default application, so be sure to exit this screen by selecting OK, and then your current application will be the default application to run when you cycle power to your PanelView Plus.
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