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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Customize the Home screen, display settings, or language

Learn about the options for customizing the control-panel Home screen.

Introduction

It is quick and easy to configure a printer's control panel. Configure the Home screen to save both time and money on frequently-performed tasks.

The following control-panel Home screen options can be customized:

  • Which menu options display

  • The order in which the menu options display

  • The background that displays.

  • The connection information that displays

  • Language selection and languages that display

  • Keyboard layouts

To restrict the ability to customize the control-panel display only to administrators, assign an administrator password.

Note:

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Navigate to the Control Panel Customization menu

Use the following steps to locate the Control Panel Customization menu.

  1. Using the top navigation tabs, click General.

  2. In the left navigation pane, click Control Panel Customization, and then complete one or more of the procedures that follow in this document.

    Control Panel Customization menu

    Control Panel Customization menu

Change the items that display on the Home screen

Use the following information to change the menu items shown on the control panel Home screen.

  1. Under the Control Panel Customization menu, click Home Screen Customization.

    Home Screen Customization page

    Home Screen Customization page
    Note:

    To use a different application for the Home screen, use the Home Screen App list to select the app, and then click Apply.

  2. Use the Home Screen Arrangement section to hide or show items on Home screen as follows:

    • To hide a menu item: Click and hold the cursor over the menu item to be hidden, drag the item to the Hidden Items section, and then release the mouse button.

    • To show a hidden item: Click and hold the cursor over the menu item to be shown, drag the item to the Home Screen section, and then release the mouse button.

    Example of moving a menu item to Hidden Items

    Move an item to Hidden Items
  3. (Optional) In the Home Screen section, use the Folder and Configuration icons at the bottom of this section to add a folder, move an item into a folder, or access the setup page for an item.

    Folder and Configuration icons

    Folder and Configuration icons
  4. FutureSmart 3: Click the Apply button at the bottom of the EWS window to save the changes.

    FutureSmart 4: The updates are automatically saved.

Note:

The Quick Sets menu item must be displayed on the Home screen to use Quick Sets.

Change the order in which the items appear on the Home screen

Use the following steps to change the order in which menu items appear.

  1. On the Home Screen Customization page, click and hold the cursor over a menu item to be moved.

  2. Drag the menu item to the new location, and then release the mouse button.

    Example of moving a menu item

    Move a menu item
  3. FutureSmart 3: Click the Apply button at the bottom of the EWS window to save the changes.

    FutureSmart 4: The updates are automatically saved.

Change the Home screen background

Use the following steps to change the Home screen background.

  1. On the Home Screen Customization page, locate the Wallpaper Customization section. This section shows you which file types are supported as well as the maximum file resolution.

    Wallpaper Customization section

    Wallpaper Customization section
  2. To set wallpaper, click Set Wallpaper, browse to the image file, and then click Open.

    Note:

    The wallpaper image is placed with the top-left corner of the picture in the top-left corner of the control panel.

    To clear wallpaper, click Clear Wallpaper.

Set the Home screen font color and effect

Use the following steps to set the Home screen font color and text effects.

  1. On the Home Screen Customization page, locate the Wallpaper Customization section.

  2. Select the Enable Wallpaper Customization check box.

  3. Under Home Screen App Font Color, select Black or White.

  4. Under Text Effects, select effects to apply to the text on the home screen.

  5. Click Apply to save the changes.

Change the display settings

The date and time display on many control-panel screens. Information such as fax number, IP address, and HP ePrint address, as well as instructions on how to connect to the product display in the How to Connect menu by default. Use the following procedure to control which information displays in these areas.

  1. Under the Control Panel Customization menu, click Display Settings.

  2. On the Display Settings page, select or deselect the individual options.

    Display Settings page

    Display Settings page
  3. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the EWS window to save the changes.

Change the control-panel language and keyboard layout

Use the following steps to change the language and keyboard layout.

  1. Under the Control Panel Customization menu, click Control Panel Language and Keyboard Layouts.

    Control Panel Language and Keyboard Layouts page

    Control Panel Language and Keyboard Layouts page
  2. Select the radio button next to the preferred default language from the Language column.

  3. Select the preferred keyboard layout from the Keyboard Layout drop-down menu.

  4. Enable or disable the Allow users to choose another language for their session option.

  5. Enable or disable the Show alternate keyboard button on keyboard screens option, and then select the languages to display. If the feature is enabled, select the preferred keyboard layouts.

Create a custom welcome screen

Use this procedure to select the screen-border color and the text that displays while the product is inactive.

  1. Under the Control Panel Customization menu, click Display Settings.

  2. On the Display Settings page, select Show Welcome Message.

  3. Enter a title in the Title: field, enter the message into the Text: field, and then select a color from the Header Background Color choices.

    Welcome Message settings

    Wecome Message settings

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