Using Projector Panel with Controls

Controls is an easy way of configuring the Projector Panel. It's a simple visual, point-and-click interface on the Projector Panel. To activate it, make sure you've selected a session to display, then move your cursor near the bottom of the Projector Panel. You'll see Controls appear automatically. You'll be able to go to fullscreen, switch between sessions, choose how responses are displayed as chart types, and bring up different informative screens like sign-in instructions and more to show your attendees on the projector. This is our recommended way to control your Projector Panel now.

With Controls, your cursor also now auto-hides when there's a couple of seconds of inactivity.

Power users can, of course, continue to use the keyboard shortcuts for cursor-free actions. Learn more about keyboard shortcuts.

To see how Projector Panel Controls work, watch the short video below (40 seconds).

Bringing Up Controls

Controls slides up from the bottom of the Projector Panel when your cursor nears the bottom of the screen. It hides when your cursor is outside the bottom section of the Projector Panel. 

Switching Sessions

Clicking on Sessions in Controls will bring up a list of Q&A and Poll sessions. Simply select the session you wish to display. Once the session has loaded, Controls will update with the relevant options available based on this interactive session type.

Hide or Show Results

Clicking on Hide Results will show an aggregate of Poll answers. 


You can click on the Fullscreen button to enter or exit fullscreen mode for your web browser.

Hide Sidebar

Located to the left of the Fullscreen button, use this option to hide the Sidebar during a presentation.

Note: To use this function, the sidebar must be enabled. In your event Pigeonhole, go to More settings > Appearance > Project Panel display to adjust the settings.

Options to configure the Projector Panel Display

Choosing a Chart Type

Chart types let you display responses in different styles. The chart types available vary between Q&A and Poll sessions.

Displaying Screens

Different screens will be available depending on your interactive session type. A common, useful screen is the Sign-in instructions, which help you inform attendees how to access Pigeonhole Live.