The Sidebar gives you access to Go Button’s settings and provides links to more information, support, and help using Go Button.
Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner of the Home screen or the Show Player while in Edit Mode to reveal the Sidebar panel.
Tap Shows to return to the list of shows. If the Sidebar is revealed while a show is open, tap the name of the show to dismiss the Sidebar.
Tap Unlock Go Button Pro to learn about the Pro License and, if you like, purchase it through an in-app purchase. Once you’ve made the purchase, or if you’ve upgraded from a previous purchase of Go Button 2 or earlier, this item will read “Pro License”. This item does not appear in the standalone app “Go Button Pro”, naturally.
Customize the app-wide settings for your installation of Go Button.
Newly created cues will use the settings of the New Cue Template as their default.
You can prevent unauthorized users from editing your shows by setting a passcode. Note that this passcode only applies to your copy of Go Button and is unrelated to the passcode used for your device’s security settings.
When Edit Lock is activated, you will be prompted to enter the passcode whenever you attempt to enter Edit Mode. Enter the passcode to temporarily bypass the lock. This will give authorized users the ability to make changes until you exit to the Home screen or relaunch Go Button. You can continue to bypass the lock as many times as needed, or you can permanently disable the lock in the Sidebar.
Important: Edit Lock is not a bulletproof security scheme. It is simply meant to deter someone from casually or accidentally making changes to your show. Anyone who reads this documentation can learn how to retrieve the passcode. Ultimately, this passcode cannot replace trust in the person operating your show.
When the passcode is set, the navigation bar Edit button will also display a lock icon.
Edit Lock remains bypassed until the next time you launch Go Button. To immediately re-enable Edit Lock, exit to your device’s Home screen and then re-launch Go Button.
When you enable Edit Lock, Go Button writes your 4-digit passcode to a file named _PasscodeReminder.txt. This file is saved inside your Go Button “Documents” folder. If you forget your passcode, you can use the “Files” app or iTunes File Sharing to recover this file and open it in any text editor to view your passcode.
Note that deleting _PasscodeReminder.txt does not bypass or disable the lock. Edit Lock can only be disabled by tapping Turn off Edit Lock in the Sidebar and entering the correct passcode.
Important: iOS 11 added a new app named “Files” which allows anyone to browse and view the contents of the Go Button “Documents” folder right on the device. As a result, you may wish to delete “Files” from your device to prevent unauthorized users from accessing and viewing the passcode reminder text file. (You can re-install “Files” again later from the App Store.) In addition, you can prevent users from reinstalling “Files” on iOS 11 in Settings > General > Restrictions by disabling the “Installing Apps” option, or on iOS 12 in Settings > Screen Time > iTunes & App Store Purchases > Installing Apps and selecting “Don’t Allow”.
Go Button is compatible with a number of third-party remote controls, which can be configured here. Go Button responds to native iOS remote control commands (e.g. “Toggle Play/Pause”, “Next Track”), External Keyboard, MIDI, and MSC commands.
Go Button’s default remote control settings are defined in the read-only profile “Go Button Defaults”. You can also create your own profiles to assign exactly which Go Button actions are performed when your device receives remote control messages.
You can read more about remote controls in the section Working With Remote Controls.
Go Button can also be remote controlled using OSC messages sent by QLab Network cues or other OSC-capable apps. You can set an optional passcode that clients must use in order to send OSC commands to Go Button. By default, Go Button listens for OSC messages on TCP/UDP port 53100. UDP replies are sent on port 53101. These port numbers can be customized if needed.
You can read more about OSC in the documentation section OSC Dictionary.
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