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Option to have Text cleared from Foldback screen when it's cleared on the Live Screen

At present when you clear the text from the Live screen the selected text from scriptures and songs still shows on the foldback screen.  This can confuse a speaker who sees the screen changing when your are pre-cueing the next scripture or searching down a list of scriptures or the pastor deviates from the list and jumps around in the schedule.  This scenario may result in text not related to what the speaker is saying appearing on the screen till it is correct or needed. 

To prevent this confusing scenario it would be great of having the option to clear the text from the foldback screen when the live text is cleared.  This also has the added benefit of letting the pastor know that what he sees on the foldback screen is live behind him on the Live screen so he can reference text when it's up to be seen.  

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Do you know if there's been an update on this?  We're running into the same issue, switching over from propresenter. It would be nice to have the option to clear the foldback screen when the live feed is cleared.

This feature is on our features request list. We will mark it as "Taken" when our development team adds it to a development cycle. 

I would like get more information on how you would like this implemented.

Where would you like the control to turn this feature on and off?

Some customers don't want foldback cleared, so we'll have to provide some way of telling EW to clear foldback and front or just front of house. 

It seems to me that this control would be controlled in the dialog for turning on the Foldback feature.

As far as implementation, I wonder if simply changing the text colour to something such as red or a bold box being drawn around the screen.

This is something I use (read: problem I have) weekly so I would appreciate a quick implementation. Perhaps it could be implemented with consideration that it could be changed as feedback is given with regard to the effectiveness of the method.

I am one of those who would prefer the text visible but marked in a way that clearly indicates a blank / or black main screen. Perhaps that is something that could also be made optional in the main setup dialog box. If it's something people need to change on the fly, perhaps a button on the toolbar could be useful too.

With thanks for your consideration...

You know, what if there was some indication on the foldback that the main screen is cleared. Maybe a bright orange label on foldback that says "Not Displayed" or something? I dunno, just a thought.


To follow with Craig's thought, what about a bright orange X?

It could be at the top-left corner of the Foldback window.

The X would leave more space and be less conspicuous for the speaker/choir/other.

Only problem with the X is that would have to be explained to each person who it might effect. Having a descriptive word or two might be better.


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