Recorder Start and Stop Options

Recorder provides flexible options to start and stop Recorder depending on your equipment and participant set up. Learn about these options and some ideas for when and why to use them.

See the following topics for more information:

Recording Start Settings

Start Option

Description

Start Button

Manually

Recording starts when you click the Start button or use the hotkey combination
<CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9>.

Recorder Start button

Based on an event

Recording starts when a certain event occurs. Choose one of the event types from the dropdown menu:

  • Mouse Click: Recording starts at the click of the mouse.
  • Application Launch: Recording starts when the specified application launches, for example when the participant launches Internet Explorer.
  • Application Exit: Recording starts when the participant exits a specified application.
  • In an application: Click the Browse button to find the application’s executable name (for example IEXPLORE.EXE).

Start recording on mouseclick.
Mouse click
Start recording on application launch.
Application Launch
Start recording on application exit.
Application Exit

At a specific Date/Time

Recording starts at a particular date and time. Leave the box next to the Date field unchecked if you want the recording to start at that time on any date.

  • Recorder must be running at the time the recording is set to begin.
  • A time-based start only occurs one time. After the recording is complete, you must click Start again to set Recorder to wait for the next time-based start.
  • A time-based start can be set up to 49 days in advance of the recording.
  • If the time has already passed for today, the recording starts at the specified time tomorrow.

Start recording at specific date/time.

Using Observer

Recording starts when an Observer clicks Start the recording button on Observer’s toolbar. Click the Start button in Recorder to wait for the start signal from Observer. 

If you leave the Observer name field blank, any Observer can start Recorder.

You need to return to the Recorder computer between recordings to click Start. To avoid this additional interaction with Recorder, use the Automatically Restart Recorder option.

Start recording with Observer.

AutoPilot

Click the Start button to launch the AutoPilot interface.

Recording starts when the participant clicks Start after reading the study instructions in AutoPilot.

Recorder Start button
Recorder Start
AutoPilot Start Recording button.
AutoPilot Start

Recorder Stop Settings

Stop Recorder Option

Description

Stop Button

Manually

Recording stops when you click the Stop button, use the hotkey combination
<CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9>, or right-click the tray icon and choose Stop from the menu.

You can always stop Recorder manually, even if you selected another stop option.

Recorder Stop button

Based on an event

Recording stops when a certain event occurs. Choose one of the event types from the dropdown menu:

  • Application Launch: Recording stops when the specified application launches, for example when the participant launches Internet Explorer.
  • Application Exit: Recording stops when the participant exits a specified application.
  • In an application: Click Browse to find the application’s executable name (for example IEXPLORE.EXE).

Stop recording on application launch.
Application Launch

Stop recording on application exit.
Application Exit

Time based

Recording stops at a particular date and time.

  • Leave the date field disabled to stop the recording at the specified time today.
  • If this time has already passed for today, the recording stops at the specified time tomorrow.
  • A time-based stop only occurs one time. After that recording is complete, you must click the Start button again to set Recorder to wait for the next time-based start.
  • A time-based stop can be set up to 49 days in advance of the recording.

Stop recording at specific date/time.

After

Recording stops after number of hours entered. The dropdown list only shows durations up to 2.0 hours, you can type in up to 1176 hours (49 days).

Stop recording at specific date/time.

Using Observer

Recording stops when an Observer clicks Stop the recording button on Observer’s toolbar.

 If you leave the Observer name field blank, any Observer can stop Recorder.

You need to return to the Recorder computer between recordings to click Start. To avoid this additional interaction with Recorder, use the Automatically Restart Recorder option.

If you automatically restart, you click Start in Recorder once and then the Observer user who has control of Recorder can start and stop recordings repeatedly, without returning to the Recorder computer.

Stop recording with Observer.

AutoPilot

Recording ends when:

  • You click Stop in Recorder.
  • A participant clicks OK in AutoPilot after completing the session tasks and surveys.
  • A participant clicks Exit Session in AutoPilot to leave a session at any time.

Enable the Start a new AutoPilot recording automatically checkbox to set up AutoPilot for a new recording as soon as one recording ends.

Recorder Stop button
Recorder stop

Stop AutoPilot recording.
AutoPilot stop

Exit AutoPilot during session.
Leave AutoPilot

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