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Schedule as an Overlay Layout to tell Xibo to display the Layout on top of normally Scheduled Layouts. Overlays remain on top while your normal scheduled content changes underneath, particularly useful for logos, important information or emergency notices.
Create an Overlay Layout
Overlay Layouts are created in exactly the same way as all other Layouts. Add Regions to fit around your existing content so that your Overlay Layout can “sit on top” of other Layouts that are Scheduled at the same time as the Overlay. Your Overlay Layout will display its all important content whilst the Layouts “underneath” playout in rotation.
Please note: Layouts that contain Widgets / Media that use the Edge browser cannot be used with an Overlay Layout as content cannot sit on top of other content under these circumstances. This would include HLS and Embedded Youtube. If your content is not a video then the CEF browser can be used instead.
Overlay Layouts are selected as an Event type when Scheduling an Event and will behave differently to standard Layouts when Scheduled as an Overlay.
When an Overlay Layout is scheduled it will render the Media content once and will not show refreshed content.
Overlay Layouts do not appear one after the other in Scheduling but instead will stack.
Take a look at our handy YouTube guide that gives a step by step guide on using Overlay Layouts.