Tagboard Support

Tagboard Live Display Controls & Settings

To launch a Tagboard Live Display

Note: To access a Tagboard Live Display, choose your display from the “Display” drop-down menu on your tagboard. If you want to go live right away, either click the "Fullscreen" button to enter fullscreen mode or the "Hide Controls" button to have the display fill your browser.

Tagboard Live Display Control Menu

When you launch Tagboard Live, you will see your display in the center of the screen, with controls along the top. After a short while, your screen will expand and hide the controls. Access these at any time by pressing the “c” key on your keyboard.

Tagboard Live Controls

Tagboard Live Controls

  1. Settings: Quick access to a settings menu where you can change the settings of your display.
  2. Displays: You can easily switch between display layouts (Isolated, Warp, Grid, Lower Third and Ticker) by clicking on this button.
    • Isolated - single-post animated display.
    • Grid - multi-post grid animated display.
    • Lower Third - single-post animated display for lower third of your screen.
    • Ticker - scrolling text and animated post display for the lower crawl area of your screen.
    • Warp - single-post animated display with posts flying in the background.
    • Heatmap - Google Maps powered and single-post animated display with hot spots as indicators for geo-tagged posts.
    • Cinematic - single-post animated display with full-screen media.
    • Waterfall - multi-post display with columns of posts animating continuously.
    • Waterfall Interactive - multi-post display with columns of posts animating continuously. Users can interact with the display by touching and enlarging the posts that are on screen. This display is ideal for a touchscreen TV or monitor.
    • Postcard - single-post animated display that resembles a stack of post cards.
    • Hashtag Battle - display that allows you to visualize and compare up to 4 competing hashtags against each other.
  3. Fullscreen: Select the “Fullscreen” button if you want to take your live display fullscreen.
  4. Hide Controls: This dismisses the controls and fills the browser window with your display.

Press the “c” button on your keyboard to toggle between the Live Display Controls Interface and the display filling your browser window.

Tagboard Live Display Settings

These are the settings of the display layout you have chosen from the Displays dropdown on the previous screen. You can adjust these settings for this display and you will see the changes in the preview window on the right side.

  1. Cancel: allows you to cancel all the changes you have made to the display and brings you back to the Live Display Interface.
  2. Apply: temporarily saves the changes to the display and will only be applied for this one instance on this computer. If you were to close the display on this computer and re-launch, those changes would not be saved to that tagboard display. This also allows two computers to display different versions of the display.
  3. Save: saves all the changes for that display at that time as well as saves these changes as the default for that display. If you were to close the display and re-open it, these changes will still be applied. This also allows you to change the display settings from any computer and have them saved as the default when you open up the display on another computer.

Isolated - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Mute videos - When checked, all videos that come through will be muted.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Grid - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Media only - When checked, only the photo and video content will show. Any text-only posts will be filtered out.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Preserve media aspect ratio - When checked, photos and videos will be displayed in their original aspect ratio. This is a great tool to prevent vertical media posts from being cropped.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Rows - Choose the number of rows to find just the right fit for your screen.
  • Columns - Choose the number of columns to find just the right fit for your screen.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Gutter size - Use this number to adjust the space between the posts.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Lower Third - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Key color - Select the correct color for your chroma key
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Ticker - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Key color - Select the correct color for your chroma key
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Show hashtag - Hide or show the hashtag.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Warp - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Mute videos - When checked, all videos that come through will be muted.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Blur background posts - In the warp layout, the background posts are blurred by default. If you need these to be un-blurred, just uncheck this box.
  • Play videos in background posts - In the warp layout, when this is checked, the videos will play in the background posts. Just uncheck this box if you want to keep these paused (Some will uncheck this for performance reasons).
  • Post ordering- Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Heatmap - Live Display Settings

  • Zoom level - Choices include: Local (default) this positions the map to your location once you enable your browser to use your location, National allows a nation-wide view, or Custom gives the options to show a specific location - i.e. Redmond, WA or Space Needle (if the location comes up in Google Maps then it should come up in your heatmap view.)
  • Cycle locations - This field is available if Custom is selected for Zoom level. Type at least 1 location you want the map to display. If you want more than 1 location, separate each location with a semi-colon - i.e. Redmond, WA; Space Needle; New York, NY - the map will then cycle through each desired location. Maximum of 3 locations.
  • Map cycle speed - This field is available if Custom is selected for Zoom level. If you have typed in multiple locations for Cycle locations, the map will cycle through each of those locations according to this speed.
  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next. It only applies to posts without a shared location within the current map view. Geo-tagged posts with a location visible on the map appear on the display by zooming in and out from their location.
  • Only geotagged posts within view - This feature prevents posts from showing on the displays unless they are geo-tagged and the location is currently visible on the map. This feature can severely limit the number of posts available for display depending on the choice of location, and current contents of the tagboard/ geo-tagged posts.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Mute videos - When checked, all videos that appear on the display will be muted. You can un-check the box if you want the sound to play through the display.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. If you would like these items hidden from your display, simply uncheck this and press "save".
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle. (see below for more info)
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library of posts being shown on the display.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without having to sign into Tagboard to view the display. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings (it's just is intended for running the display.)
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Cinematic - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Show media text - When checked, posts which contain photo or video will have text or caption overlaid on top.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Mute videos - When checked, all videos that come through will be muted.
  • Preserve media aspect ratio - When checked, photos and videos will be displayed in their original aspect ratio. This is a great tool to prevent vertical media posts from being cropped.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Waterfall - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Post insert amount - Use this to choose how posts get inserted into the columns - one column at a time, or all columns at once.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Gutter size - Use this number to adjust the space between the posts.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Waterfall Interactive - Live Display Settings

  • Show header - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up.
  • Always play audio - When checked, videos will always play audio once they start playing.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Gutter size - Use this number to adjust the space between the posts.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Postcard - Live Display Settings

  • Animation - This is the transition animation when going from one post to the next.
  • Manual advance - When checked, posts will not cycle automatically, but instead will wait till you click the mouse or press the spacebar.
  • Mute videos - When checked, all videos that come through will be muted.
  • Preserve media aspect ratio - When checked, photos and videos will be displayed in their original aspect ratio. This is a great tool to prevent vertical media posts from being cropped.
  • Show default header (chrome) - When checked, the hashtag and social icons will show up. Often people who are designing their own hashtag and icons into the background image will uncheck this.
  • Post ordering - Select the order you want your posts to cycle.
  • When finished - After all the posts have cycled through once, this will let you choose what happens next. The default is to loop, but in some special cases, people like it to pause on the last post until a new post gets featured. For more on these two settings, check out our support document: Post Looping and Ordering.
  • Library Size - Tagboard will continue rotating to the most recent posts that are featured to the display. The library size is the number of posts in that rotation. When a new post is featured, it will knock the oldest post out of the library.
  • Cycle speed - This controls how quickly posts rotate onto the display.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Logo image - Use an image here to overlay graphics on your display. This will be a full-screen image, so take care with how and where you place the logos to overlay.
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your Tagboard social posts and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Hashtag Battles - Live Display Settings

  • Call to action - This is the main text above the hashtag battle graphs (labeled "Hashtag Battle" in the picture above) that you can edit from this field. Use it for a call to action, title, or general information.
  • Layout - There are several different types of graphic visualization (including Count Display, Bar Graph, Composite Bar Graph, or Pie Chart) to use for the hashtag battle. They can be found and selected from this menu.
  • Initial Sorting - Set the order of how the hashtags should be displayed on the Hashtag Battle Display, options include Manual (Default) in which the hashtags can be adjusted using the move icons next to the left side of hashtags in the top of the settings area; or can be Ascending or Descending based on the results of the hashtag battle.
  • Units - Select which units you would like to use for displaying results on the Hashtag Battle Display. The hashtag amount can be displayed as a percentage (showcasing the percent of each hashtag compared to the others out of the total amount) or they can be displayed as full counts showing the number of social posts for each hashtag.
  • Animate chart - Select when the Hashtag Battle charts should animate onto the display. Using the "On Click" option can be helpful when you need the animation to happen at an exact time. The "On Launch" option allows for the animation to happen right when the display is launched.
  • Start counting - This sets the time in which you want the battle to start collecting results. Select Now to start when the display is launched on the computer and moving forward; or select a custom date and time that you want the battle to start counting results from, (this is the Default and sets the time from the first launch and moving forward unless you specify otherwise and press save).
  • End counting - This sets the time at which you want to end counting hashtag results. Select Continuous Counting to let the Battle run in real time, or select a specific date/time to stop the Battle. Note that you can display the "Winner" animation at any time by pressing "w" on your keyboard.
  • Show social icons - When checked, the social icons will show up (Default). If you want to remove these icons all you have to do is uncheck that box and press save.
  • Show streaming vote icons - When checked, hashtag activity animates on display with selected vote icon.
  • Vote animation icons - Choose the icon you want to appear when a hashtag is used. Select Hashtag, Heart, Up Arrow, or Thumbs Up from the dropdown menu.
  • Post positioning - Select your screen ratio from the drop down menu to ensure your Tagboard live display will best fit your screen.
  • Background image - Upload a high resolution background graphic with the same dimensions as your screen ratio to create your own design. Minimum file requirements: .jpg or .png only. Size: 1200x350, less than 4MB
  • Background video - As an alternative to an image, you can link to a background video to play behind your posts. Recommended video file types: .mp4 or .m4v
  • Display URL - This display URL is a handy link to send to those in production or anybody who needs to run the tagboard display without needing to sign in. This link will not allow anybody to change any settings, but just is intended for running the display.
  • Interstitial Builder Tool - Make the most of your live display by rotating between your hashtag battle and any graphics or videos files. Showcase advertisements, recognize sponsors, or include your call to action! Learn more about the tool and see it in action here.

Tagboard Live Display Controls & Settings