Set Recorder Preferences

The Preferences dialog box in Recorder contains settings for Recorder preferences. These settings are global, and apply to every recording.

Use the following figure to become familiar with the Recorder Preference options.

 Recorder Preferences

Default output folder

Defines where to store recording files. This is a global setting for Recorder, all recording files are saved in this folder.

By default, the folder is C:\...Documents\Morae on the Recorder source computer system.


Temporary output folder

Defines the folder that temporarily holds Recorder output during recording. The temporary files are automatically deleted when the output file is written.

We recommend using a local drive for temporary file storage. Choosing a temporary directory located on a network drive may cause performance problems.


Recorder hotkeys

Defines the hotkey combination to start and stop Recorder and to deliver a survey to participants from the keyboard

Start/stop Recorder hotkey: Choose any combination of CTRL, ALT, SHIFT and any of the keys available in the dropdown menu to create a custom hotkey to start and stop Recorder.
The default hotkey combination is <CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9>.

Display survey hotkey: Choose any combination of CTRL, ALT, SHIFT and any of the keys available in the dropdown menu to create a custom hotkey to deliver a survey to participants.
The default hotkey combination is <CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F8>. .
The F12 key cannot be selected alone as a hotkey.


Observer Communication Port

Shows the currently selected communication ports for communicating with Morae Observer. The port defined for Observer must match the main communication port defined here. If not, they will not be able to connect.


Change Ports

Allows you to change your communication port if the default ports are not available in your network.

If you change the main communication port, be sure to tell all observers. They have to enter this port number before they can connect to Recorder.


Recorder Display Options

Morae provides several display options for Recorder during a session.

Minimize to System Tray: appears as a tray icon when a recording begins. Right-click on the tray icon to access a menu of Recorder control options (Start, Stop, Show Recorder and Exit Recorder). To make Recorder visible again, double-click on the tray icon.

Minimize to Taskbar: Recorder appears on the Windows taskbar while recording.

Hide completely: Recorder is completely hidden. To show Recorder again, use the hotkey combination <CTRL+ALT+SCROLL LOCK>.


Show all tips

Enables the general program tip dialogs that appear throughout Recorder.



Restore Default

Restores the Default and Temporary output folders and Performance options to their default settings.

Title Category Level Format
000 - Getting Started 1: Morae Overview Getting Started I Video
001 - Getting Started 2: Recorder Getting Started I Video
002 - Getting Started 3: Observer Getting Started I Video
003 - Getting Started 4: Manager Getting Started I Video
004 - Analyze Session Data Analyze I Video
005 - Audio Notes Share III Written
006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
007 - Choose and Designate the Task Logger Setup II Written
008 - Choose the Recorder Computer Name or IP Address Observer II Written
009 - Configure Wii™ Remote for Logging Setup III Written
010 - Connect Observer to Recorder Observer II Written
011 - Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV Share III Written
012 - Create a Custom Graph Analyze II Written
013 - Create a Highlight Video Share II Written
014 - Create and Organize a Project Analyze II Written
015 - Create a Report with the Add-In for Word Share II Written
016 - Create a Table of Contents Share II Written
017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
019 - Create Video Clips Analyze II Written
020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
021 - Define Recording Details Setup II Written
022 - Define Study Details Setup II Written
023 - Deliver Surveys with Observer Surveys II Written
024 - Documentation Documentation I Written
025 - Export to PowerPoint Share II Written
026 - Export Videos to Share II Written
027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
030 - Log in Recorder Log II Written
031 - Log with a Wii™ Remote Log III Written
032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
035 - Record Automated Sessions with Autopilot Record II Video/Written
036 - Recorder Start and Stop Options Record II Written
037 - Record More (or Less) than the Main Monitor Record II Written
038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
039 - Search Profiles Analyze II Written
040 - Select Video and Audio Sources for Recording Record II Written
041 - Set Recorder Preferences Setup II Written
042 - Set up an AutoPilot Test Setup II Written
043 - Share Highlight Videos Share II Written
044 - Tasks in Manager Analyze II Written
045 - Task Logging Log II Written
046 - Template Study Configurations Setup II Written
047 - Troubleshooting Observer to Recorder Connection Issues Observer II Written
048 - Using Chat to Communicate with Stakeholders Observer I Written
049 - Video Delay in Observer Observer III Written
050 - View Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
051 - View Survey Answers Analyze II Written
052 - View Your Notes and Markers Following a Session Observer II Written