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Set GoToWebinar Application Preferences

Organizers can set preferences for running GoToWebinar, such as file-save settings, in-session action messages and running a GoToWebinar test connection.

To set GoToWebinar preferences from the system tray icon

  1. Windows users right-click the daisy icon and select Preferences. Mac users, double-click the daisy icon and select Preferences from the GoToMeeting menu bar.
  2. Select the appropriate tab for the set of preferences you want to customize.
  3. Select your preferences.
  4. Click OK.

To set GoToWebinar preferences from the Control Panel during a webinar

  1. When in a webinar, select Preferences from the File menu in the Control Panel.
  2. Select the appropriate tab for the set of preferences you want to customize.
  3. Select your preferences.
  4. Click OK.

Start Up Preferences

The Start Up category enables organizers to determine how to start GoToWebinar. Options include:

  • Automatically after I log in to Windows: This option starts the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar application automatically after you log in to your computer.
  • Manually: This option sets the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar application to start only when you launch the application from your Programs menu.
  • Log in: Selecting the "Remember me on this computer" check box will enable automatic login to the system.
  • Remind me of upcoming meetings and webinars: This check box becomes available if you select the "Automatically after I log in to Windows" check box and provides you with reminders for your scheduled meetings and webinars.
  • Periodically synchronize reminders with My Meetings and My Webinars: This preference option is applicable to users of Citrix Presentation Server and is the recommended setting for optimal use. This check box becomes available if you select the "Remind me of upcoming meetings and Webinars" check box and synchronizes meetings and webinars scheduled from a published Outlook® or Lotus Notes® with a local installation of GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar.

Mac users currently have the Log in option in the Start Up category only.

 

General Preferences

  • File-save settings: These settings allow for data storage for the GoToWebinar Reporting features and enable an organizer to always save Chat Logs to his or her local machine.
  • Security: This option enables/disables the inactivity time-out feature which will automatically stop screen sharing if there is no keyboard input or mouse movement for the specified period of time.
  • Session Identity: This setting remembers an organizer's name and email address as it will appear in the webinar Attendee List.

Mac users only have the Session Identity option in the General Preferences category.

Webinars Preferences

The webinars category enables organizers to determine which action messages are visible to an organizer during a webinar.

Mac users do not have this option in their Preferences menu.

Recording Preferences

  • Audio: Allows you to enable or disable the audio recording feature. To record, choose which audio service you scheduled to use for your webinar.
  • Video: Allows you to select the webinar recording output format and destination for saving the file.

For more information on recording settings, please see Recording a Webinar.

Connection Preferences

The Connection category enables organizers to test the status of the GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar connection.

Note : To ensure a valid connection test, we advise that you refrain from testing your connection unless aGoToMeeting/GoToWebinar Global Customer Support representative directs you to perform the connection test.

Audio Preferences

The Audio category enables organizers to select and test microphone and speaker devices for use with VoIP.

Mac users do not have this option in their Preferences menu but can select and test their audio devices in-session through the Control Panel Audio pane.

 

Webcam Preferences

The Webcam category allows organizers to set up their Webcam and select a display format, either 4:3 (Normal) or 16:9 (Widescreen).

 

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