Chrome Device Manual Wireless Configuration

This article will cover manual configuration of a wireless network on a Chrome device, the pictures below show an AOpen Chromebox Mini, but the process for other devices is the same.

 

 

If your Chromebox is already powered on, press and hold the power button on the Chromebox to turn it off. The button location may vary depending on the model of Chrome device. Simply unplug the power cord if you’re working with a Chromebit.

 

 

Connect a keyboard/mouse to the Chromebox and get prepared to press the key combination: Ctrl + Alt + S. This shortcut will skip Kiosk mode and bring you to the Chrome desktop.

 

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Power on the Chromebox, and press Ctrl + Alt + S when prompted at the white Arreya splash screen. If you do not press the shortcut at the correct time, the Arreya application will not be skipped.

Note: It may help to repeatedly press the shortcut after powering the Chromebox back up, until the Chrome desktop is shown. You have to press all three buttons at the same time.

Do not sign in to the Chrome device!

The first screen that appears when you enter the desktop will either be a login screen or a connection error prompting you to select a network to connect to. If the network selection screen appears, click the dropdown box, select your desired wireless network and enter the password to connect.

 

If the network selection screen does not appear, click the system tray in the bottom right corner of the screen.

 

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Click “No network” to display available networks to connect to.

 

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Click the desired network, a screen will prompt you to input your password. “Allow other users of this device to use this network” should be automatically turned to on.

 

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After successfully connecting to the network, power the Chrome device down with the power button. Power the Chrome device up again and allow the Arreya app to run.

 

The device should now be connected to the internet.

Inserting a RSS feed with the RSS widget

Inserting a RSS feed with the RSS widget

  1. From your Dashboard go to [Content] then [Presentations]
  2. Select the green Edit button the desired presentation
  3. Select [RSS Feed] from the [Widgets] drop down menu
  4. Use the [Feed URL] field to choose the URL for your desired feed
  5. Use the [Widget Format]  drop down to choose how the feed is formatted
  6. Use the  [Item Animation] drop down to choose the transition style between RSS items
  7. Use the [Max Items] field to choose the maximum amount of feed items to be displayed
  8. Use the [Separator] field to select a separator for between feed items
  9. Use the [Title] switch to choose whether to display feed item titles
  10. Use the [Description] switch to choose whether to display feed item descriptions
  11. Click [Ok] to insert the RSS widget
  12. Remember to save your changes by pushing the green [Push Live] button in the top right of the editor
Inserting a Twitter feed with the Twitter widget

Inserting a Twitter feed with the Twitter widget

  1. From your Dashboard go to [Content] then [Presentations]
  2. Select the green [Edit] button on the desired presentation
  3. Select [Twitter] from the [Widgets] drop down menu
  4. Use [Username], [List], & [Search] and the text field to choose what Twitter content to display.
  5. Use the [Options] tab to change the appearance of tweets
  6. Use the [Slideshow] tab to change the transitions between tweets, tweet display time, and image scaling
  7. Click [Ok] to insert your Twitter widget
  8. Remember to save your changes by pushing the green [Push Live] button in the top right of the editor

 

To make a list in Twitter:

  1. In Twitter, click on your profile picture in the upper right, and click on [Lists]
  2. If you don’t already have a list, click on [Create new list] and name it whatever you want
  3. Once created, find all of the users that you want to add to the list and when you are on their page, click the 3 dots next to [Following].  After that select [Add or remove from lists…] and choose the list you created.
  4. After everyone has been added to the list, copy the entire URL for the list and paste it into the Twitter Widget.

Using List-Eez Feature

Using the List-Eez Feature:

  1. From your Dashboard go to [Content] -> [Presentations]
  2. Click edit next to the presentation you would like to change
  3. Click [Widgets] near the top left and select [List-Eez]
  4. Select the desired table and format
    1. Turn on the Title to see the name you typed in for the file
    2. Turn on the Description to see the description information you added
    3. Turn on Headers to see the headers you put on the columns in the spreadsheet
    4. Turn on Use Date to have the table show only the information in the selected timeframe
  5. Choose the desired options and click [Ok] to continue
  6. The new widget will appear in the middle of the presentation
  7. The List-Eez widget can now be moved, resized, or edited just like any other widget
    1. Click and drag the center of the widget to move the widget
    2. Click and drag an edge or corner to resize the widget
    3. Click on the paintbrush to edit font, text color, text size, and much more

Example Donor List

Google Sheet Donor List Example

Excel (.xlsx) Donor List Example

Google Sheet Menu Example

Excel (.xlsx) Menu Example