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Changing Time Clock Interfaces

Your Virtual TimeClock has different screens available for the users to see and interact with when the program first starts. These screens are called interfaces. The Virtual TimeClock has five different interface options. The choice of which interface to use is made by the TimeClock administrator to best fit the needs of the users. The default interface for the TimeClock (pictured below) is the "In/Out Board - One List" option; showing all users and their current status.

The second interface (pictured below) is the "In/Out Board - Two Lists" and may be preferred if segregation of users by their status is helpful; displaying clocked-in users on one side and clocked-out users on the opposite side.

The "Individual - User Status" interface below is only available in the Network Edition and is preferred when a person uses the TimeClock on their own computer workstation and needs no access to the status of other users.

The "PIN" (Personal Identification Number) interface, where passwords must be numbers, may be preferred when an individual workstation is used for rapid succession of users punching in/out, for increased TimeClock user anonymity, or when integrating with a barcode or RFID reader. Consider the ease of use when deploying this interface on a workstation that already has touchscreen capability.

The "Passcode" interface below is used for the same reasons as the PIN interface but allows for more complex, keyboard-based, alphanumeric (letter and number) passwords.

It's easy to change your time clock interface to best fit your business needs.

Follow these simple steps:

1. Launch Virtual TimeClock.
2. In the menu bar, select File > Turn Administration On.
3. In the Virtual TimeClock Pro/Pro Client Administration window, select the Configure icon.
4. Select Display Groups.
5. Select Interface and choose from the dropdown menu.

Note: The selected interface will apply to all the users in that display group. Network Edition time clocks may need to be quit and restarted in order to begin using the new interface.