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How to use a Canvas

A canvas is the basis for displaying and organizing contentimages, videos, documents, and so onon your video wall. Each canvas is extremely large and extends well beyond the physical screen area. Use hand and finger gestures to drag and resize the visible portion of the canvas. 

Info Panel and Canvas Viewer

Pin the canvas

Normally, you can move and resize a canvas. The Pin feature lets you pin or lock the visible area of canvas so that it cannot be moved or resized. To pin the canvas, tap the Pin button in the system menu; tap it again to unpin the canvas. 

Fit to Screen

This feature chooses a zoom to achieve a ‘best fit’ on the screens available. In technical terms, it expands or shrinks the viewport to include all items on the canvas. Tap the Fit to Screen button to zoom the canvas in or out so that all content is visible on the screen. 

Anchor list

Using the touch screen

Hand gestures

The hand and finger gestures recognized by MT Canvus are generally the same as the gestures for using smart phones or tablets. For example, use the familiar pinch and spread gestures to zoom in or out:

You can also use your finger to drag or swipe items on screen. Tap the screen with your finger to ‘press’ buttons and open or close menus.

A ‘long press’ (tap and hold) is equivalent to right-clicking with a mouse.

Infrared pen/Annotations

The pens supplied with MT Canvus have a touch-activated infrared LED in their tip. Use the pens to annotate screen items such as images, or to draw directly onto the canvas itself. You can set the color and weight of the pen stroke.

Finger menu

To open the finger menu, tap and hold any empty area of the canvas.  

Managing your Canvases 

Password Protect a Canvas

USB menu

You can import images, videos, PDFs and other documents onto your canvas from a USB memory stick or similar device (for example, a USB portable hard drive). You can also export items from the canvas onto the USB memory stick. 

  1. Attach your secure USB memory stick to the auxiliary computer

Save a Canvas

Import a Canvas



Workspaces enable you to split the viewport into separate sections so that two or more users can work independently on the screen without interfering with each other’s work. By default, there is a single workspace that extends across the entire screen.  You can split a canvas into three areas and define each area using anchors or designating separate canvases for each workspace. 


Screen Sharing

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