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Connect the ScreenSteps Desktop App to Browser App

This article will explain the relationship between the ScreenSteps Desktop app and the ScreenSteps Web Browser app. You will also learn about accessing the desktop launch pad.

Download and connect the Desktop Application to the browser app

After you download the ScreenSteps desktop application, open it up, and visit the web browser application.

Sometimes it's difficult to follow along with the video, so the steps are included below:

1. Download the ScreenSteps Desktop App

If you haven't already, download the ScreenSteps desktop application >> Download ScreenSteps

2. Connect it to (and then visit) your ScreenSteps account in the web

2.1. Open up the desktop application

2.2. Enter your company's ScreenSteps account name

This is not the same as your individual username (which is often your email address). Your company's ScreenSteps account name is the name of the overall ScreenSteps account.

2.3. Enter your Username and Password

2.4. Open the Web Browser App

This will take you to your online knowledge base.

2.5. Bookmark your ScreenSteps accout web address

When you are in the ScreenSteps web browser app, book mark the page for future reference. You can also create a shortcut to the website, enabling you to access the web browser app from a shortcut on your desktop >> create a shortcut to a website.

3. Launch the desktop editor from the browser app

3.1. Click the dropdown > select your site (i.e. knowledge base)

3.2. Click on the edit icon for an article

3.3. Click Edit Contents

3.4. Click Edit on Desktop

4. Accessing your ScreenSteps account in the future

Going forward, you can go directly to your ScreenSteps account by typing in http://[your_company_account_name].screenstepslive.com and logging in with your username and password.

4.1. Click on Admin

4.2. Select your site

4.3. Bookmark this page

When you are in the ScreenSteps web browser app, book mark the page for future reference. You can also create a shortcut to the website, enabling you to access the web browser app from a shortcut on your desktop >> create a shortcut to a website.

Activate the desktop Launch Pad

To view the launch pad, you will want to have the desktop application already opened. From there, you can activate the launch pad so that it opens up when you click on the ScreenSteps desktop icon.

1. Open the Launch Pad

With the desktop editor opened, click on Window > Launch pad.

2. Activate the launch pad

Check the box near the bottom of the launch pad. This will activate the launch pad so that when you double click on the desktop icon, the launch pad will open.

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