To learn how to optimally display your Klipfolio dashboard on a large screen, refer to the following steps:
- Review the suggestions described below and apply to your dashboard as needed.
- Set up your chosen display configuration.
- Log in to Klipfolio using the account that is associated with the dashboards you want to display. (We recommend using a non-Admin role account.)
- Switch to Full Screen (TV) mode.
- Activate the browser’s "Full Screen" mode.
Optimizing dashboards for large screen display
This list offers suggestions on how to optimize a dashboard for large screen display, considering factors such as component proportions and viewer distance.
Account. We recommend you run a large screen display using an account that is not assigned the Admin role. If the account used to run the Klipfolio dashboard on a large screen display has the Admin role assigned, banner ads will be displayed on the large screen dashboard.
Platform. There are several options for enabling your dashboard to display on a wallboard (wall-mounted television). Note that a Smart TV or Raspberry Pi (pre-version Pi 3) do not have sufficient memory and processing power to run a Klipfolio dashboard.
Trim content. Typically, due to viewer distance, it is not possible to see as much detail on a TV as on a desktop. Trim content that does not clearly add to the overall information being displayed. If necessary, create another dashboard, and, in full screen mode, adjust your settings to automatically cycle between dashboards.
Adjust your browser zoom level. 150% to 175% is ideal for televisions with viewers within 20 feet of the TV.
Use suffixes on large numbers. Whenever users do not need to know a specific number, consider using a suffix. For example, display $34.2M instead of $34,231,342.23. This saves screen space and makes the display clearer, particularly on charts.
Use smaller gauges. Gauges are designed to be bigger than most other Klipfolio components. On a large screen, consider making them smaller if they consume a disproportionate amount of screen space.
Use Klip titles. Use Klip titles wherever possible to describe the content of a Klip as they scale well with browser zoom settings and also work on mobile devices.
Find clever ways to save space. Remove chart axis labels if they are implied or redundant. Put descriptions in legends. Shorten axis tick mark labels and drop them more frequently. Putting the tick labels on the diagonal may also help.
Make heights consistent. Where possible, size components in adjacent Klips such that the Klip heights are as close to the same height as possible. This works well with charts, images, and tables.
Choosing a display configuration
Your configuration depends on cost and space requirements and the number of dashboards you want to cycle through.
If you want to display one or more Klipfolio dashboards on a single large screen, we recommend a dedicated PC per screen, in adherence with the following specifications:
- A dedicated personal computer running a supported web browser, such as Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Confirm the browser version you are using meets our system requirements.
- A streaming device or dedicated Stick PC, such as the Intel Compute Stick.
You can use Chromecast running on a personal computer to display on multiple screens but this is only recommended if you are going to display a single Klipfolio dashboard (no dashboard switching). When you use this configuration, you are limited to 720p resolution.
By default, casting is limited to one Chrome tab, however, multiple Chrome tabs can be cast concurrently by opening each tab using a unique user profile. Because Chromecast stability decreases with the number of casts, we recommend you don't exceed five concurrent casts.
If you are going to use a streaming device, for example, Google Chromecast, RiseVision, or Airtame, to display your dashboards on a large screen, you can find more information here.