The Main Menu

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This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.

This is the primary screen on the orbiter. No matter what you see on the screen, you can always touch the 'main menu' button (aka 'home' button) to return to the main menu.

The main menu lists all the scenarios, or activities, for the room you are in. You setup these scenarios using the LinuxMCE Admin web site. Here is **more information** on telling the orbiter what room you want to control.

The scenarios are categorized by: Lighting, Media, Climate, Security, Telecommunications and Other. The categories are really just groupings to make it easier to find the scenario you want. As explained in the documentation, you can make any scenario do anything you want.

To choose a scenario, just touch the appropriate button. Some scenarios will cause the screen to change. For example, if you touch �Watch TV�, the menu will change to the TV remote control. Other scenarios do not change the menu. For example, if you choose a lighting scenario, normally the lighting scenario is executed but the screen does not change.

On the standard orbiter, all the scenarios are there on the main menu. If there are more scenarios than will fit on the screen, you will see a �more� button which will show you the rest of the scenarios. On the mobile orbiter, the main menu just lists the categories. Choose one of the categories to see the actual list of scenarios within that category.

Every category also has a map as explained in the next chapter.

TIP: Press CTRL+SHIFT+F1 to always return to the main menu if you don't have a menu button on the screen.