NGists displays information about your TeamSpeak connection on the LCD screen (labelled "S" in the picture).
Interacting with NGists
You interact with NGists by using the four "soft buttons" (1 - 4) and the volume wheel (V).
NGists does not entirely take over the volume wheel. When NGists displays a screen that requires scrolling, moving the volume wheel will cause the display to scroll. On other screens, the volume wheel will change the volume as normal. If you want to use the volume wheel normally, just switch to one of the non-scrolling screens.
Because there are only four soft buttons, NGists enables you to use each button in two different ways (a bit like when you single- or double-click a mouse button). I've invented some terms to describe how to use the soft buttons to interact with NGists:
- Depress and quickly release one of the soft buttons.
- Depress one of the soft buttons, hold it for a short while, and then release it.
When you are connected to a TeamSpeak server, NGists has several screens that display different information. The screens are:
- Shows details of the server that TeamSpeak is currently connected to.
- Player Activity
- Shows information about your status and other players who are speaking or joining / leaving the server.
- Player List
- Shows a list of the players that are in the current channel.
- Channel List
- Shows a list of all the channels on the server, and enables you to change channel.
- Server List
- Show a list of configured TeamSpeak servers, and enables you to connect to or disconnect from a server.
- Activity Log
- Displays a log of certain activity that has taken place on the server, e.g. players joining and leaving the server.
To cycle through the screens, press button 4 to move to the next screen.
When you are not connected to a TeamSpeak server, NGists displays a 'Not Connected' screen, but you can still cycle through the Server List and Activity Log screens.
Every screen has a help panel that displays an icon next to each button that indicates what function the button performs. You can display the help panel at any time by holding button 4. To hide the help panel, hold button 4 again. (There is an icon next to the button to remind you).
By default, the help panel is automatically displayed whenever you switch to a screen. You can disable this behaviour by using the NGists configuration feature.