Setting Up Displays for Digital Boardroom
The right displays help you get the most out of your Digital Boardroom presentations. Follow these instructions to pick a setup and configure your screens and browser.
For recommended hardware, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.
Multiple screen setups
With multiple large 4K touch screens connected to a single PC, you can present several topic pages at once.
You can connect up to three screens to provide an immersive experience. A standard PC can support three monitors, with HDMI or DVI ports.
Single screen setups
You can also use a single large screen, like a Microsoft Surface Hub, a Cisco Webex Board, or a single touch-screen monitor connected to a PC.
Responsive layouts in Digital Boardroom presentations can adjust to the number of touch screens you are using. With a single screen, the visible page can show a preview of pages in the same topic. You can select or swipe from one to the next, or jump from one to another using bread crumbs or other navigation features. For more information, see Presentation Settings and Theming.
Another option is a video wall, where several individual monitors are combined into a single screen. This video shows an example.
Video wall vendors supply the necessary hardware and software to split the standard screen across multiple devices.
Setting up multiple touch screens
- Connect the video cables and the USB cables for touch control to the PC.Connecting monitors to your PC
- On the PC, in Windows 10, right-click the desktop and select Display
You should see all your connected displays.Display settings
- Select a display and specify the following settings:
Set Change the size of text, apps and other items to 100%.
From the Multiple displays list, select Extend the desktop to this display.
- Repeat step 3 for each additional display.
- Select Identify to match the icons shown under Customize your displays to the devices. Drag and drop the display icons into the correct order to ensure you can move the mouse continuously from left to right across all screens.
- Select your left-most display and choose Make this my main display.
- Select Apply.
You may need to log off and back on to Windows again.
- To set up touch control, open the Windows Start menu and search for and then select Control Panel.
- Search for and then select Tablet PC Settings.
- Select Setup….
- When prompted, touch the screen that shows Touch this screen to identify it.
- When prompted, press Enter to change to the next monitor.
- Repeat steps 11 and 12 for all touch screens.
- When prompted, save the settings and then close the Tablet PC
You can now use touch across the multiple screens within Windows.
Configuring Chrome for multiple displays
To show the Chrome browser across all screens edge-to-edge, without an application frame, you can use a community-sourced extension app called Multi Desktop Full Screen for Chrome.
Navigate to the app on GitHub: https://github.com/SAP/digitalboardroom-multidesktop-fullscreen-chrome
- In the Download section, select the link and save the .CRX file on your desktop.
- Open Google Chrome and go to the extensions page: chrome://extensions/. In the top right corner of the window, turn on the Developer mode switch.
- Drag multi-desktop-full-screen-for-chrome.crx from your desktop into the extensions page within Google Chrome.
- When prompted, select Add app.
- Select Multi Desktop Full Screen for Chrome to run the application.
- Delete the .CRX file from your desktop.
The first time you run Multi Desktop Full Screen for Chrome, the options window is shown so you can type the URL to the web page that you want to use. This window also appears if you reset the options.
To get back to the options window, press F10. For a list of keys you can use and other help, press F1.
Create a desktop shortcut to quickly open Multi Desktop Full Screen for Chrome, without opening your browser first:
Within Google Chrome, go to the installed apps page: chrome://apps/
Right-click on the Multi Desktop Full Screen for Chrome app and select Create shortcuts….
- Select Desktop.
Configuring Microsoft Edge for multiple displays
If you need to use Microsoft Edge as your browser, you can use a third-party application to span the browser across multiple screens. While not tested by SAP, applications such as UltraMon are known to work for spanning SAP Digital Boardroom across multiple monitors in Microsoft Edge.