Information Project Miscellaneous

User Manual - OSD

The OSD is available in two different versions. The basic one can only display texts. The advanced/alternative one requires the .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1 (Download) to be installed and can also display icons and menus.

Information display

Configure Alternative OSD

  • You can activate the alternative OSD plugin by activating the checkbox "Use alternative OSD" in the tab "Settings". Then click "Customize OSD" to see the settings.
  • You can change the position, size, font type, font size and color as well as the back color. Click and drag the OSD with the right mouse button to quickly move it up and down.
  • Activate the checkbox "Automatically hide OSD" to be able to test the display duration.
  • In the main-window tab "Settings" you can also de-/activate different message types. "Userdefined messages" are messages that you directly required (e.g. with an OSD-action) or messages, that are required to control X10Receiver.NET v2.

Display Own Messages

The actions "OSD message" and "OSD message with icon" provide basic OSD functionalities for your own definitions.


Mode Switching

  • To use the OSMenu to switch to another mode, please open the tab "Modes",
  • select the general mode and
  • click "Load selected mode".
  • Open the tab "Current mode" and
  • click at "Special functions".
  • Choose "Choose mode with OSMenu" and click "Next".
  • Press the button on your remote control, that you want to use to open the Menu later, then click "Finish".
  • To test the new function, first click "Save current mode" and then press the button on your remote.

User-defined OSMenu

  • If you want to create your own OSMenu, first open the mode that you want to create the function in. If you want the menu to work in all modes, open the general mode.
  • Open the tab "Current mode" and click "Special functions".
  • Choose "Userdefined OSMenu" and click "Next".
  • In the new window, you can edit the menu items. Use the button "Add item" to create a new item. Then choose the action that the menu item shall execute.
  • The button "Change icon" allows you to set an icon to the selected menu item.
  • The button "Menu templates ..." contains some default menus to save time.
  • The button "Add submenu" allows you to add more menu levels. In theory, you can add as many levels as you want. A new definition will be created per (sub-)menu.
  • When you are done, click "Close". You will then have to press a button on your remote control, that will later open the menu.

Buttons in the OSMenu

  • Arrow up/down: Select items
  • OK: Confirm selection
  • Back/Cancel/Clear: Go one level up (for submenus)
  • Power: Close menu
  • Numbers 1-9: Directly select first to ninth item
  • Number 0: Display item numbers