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This article applies to all blizz users and customer.

General

Blizz offers a range of settings that allow you to customize blizz to your personal preferences or requirements. 

Note: Some of the settings described in this article are specific to Microsoft® Windows. They might not available on other platforms.

Accessing the blizz Options 

In the navigation bar, click on the gear symbol and then on Options

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Hint: If you are logged in, you can also click the pencil icon in the top right corner of your user profile tab to switch to the options 02_blizzOptions.png

 

Profile

On the Profile tab, you can change your general account settings:

Your Name Name that allows participants to recognize you during a meeting as long as you are logged in. For example, this name is visible in chats, and in the blizz panel.
Email Your email address
New Password Password for your blizz account
Your subscription model Shows your current subscription linked to your blizz Account
Notify me of Incoming messages If the checkbox is ticked, you will be notified with a short message when you receive a chat message. The message appears as a pop-up in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Only partners in My list… When activated, your online status is displayed only to those partners who you have in your contact list. Similarly, these partners are the only ones that can send you a chat message. 
Use new user interface When activated, it uses the new interface. If the option is deactivated, exit blizz and reopen it so changes take effect. 

 

Meeting

On the Meeting tab, you can change your general meeting settings from meetings from this computer:

Display  
Quality

Select which display quality level should be used during connection setup from the drop-down list. You can choose between

  • Automatic quality selection,
  • Optimize quality,
  • Optimize speed,
  • Custom settings.

If you select the Custom Settings option, you can adjust the individual display parameters via the Custom Settings button.

Default monitor You can pre-select which monitor you want to share in a meeting per default.
Meeting defaults  
Participant Interaction

Select the extent to which other participants can use the meeting functions from the drop-down list: 

  • Full Interaction: All meeting participants can take part in the meeting and all of the functions are available. 
  • Minimal Interaction (Presentation Mode): Only you as the presenter have the ability to use the meeting functions. All other participants can only watch. However, you can enable meeting functions for participants during a meeting as well. If you select the
  • Custom Settings option, you can adjust the individual interaction parameters via the Details button.
Auto-Start Screen Sharing When activated, your screen will be transmitted as soon as the first participant connects with your meeting.
Share Computer Sounds and Music When activated, the sounds from the presenter's computer will be transmitted to the participants.
Auto-Record Meetings When activated, all meetings are recorded automatically. On the Advanced tab, you can specify a directory where the records will be saved.
Record Participant's Video and VoIP When activated, participants can decide whether to record their video and audio data when a meeting is recorded. When deactivated, only your own video and audio data will be recorded except for the screen.
Enable notification Decide whether you want to see notifications and wh

 

Note: Be sure to observe any statutory provisions on recording communication links!

 

Audio Conferencing

On the Audio Conferencing tab, you can change the settings for audio conferencing:

Voice Playback  
Speakers From the drop-down list, select the playback device or speakers that should be used to playback the sound from a VoIP connection.
Volume Controls the desired audio output volume. If you click on the Play button, you will hear a beep to check the volume level.
Mute When activated, the speakers will be muted.
Voice Input  
Microphone From the drop-down list, select the recording device or microphone that should be used for a VoIP connection.
Signal Displays the speech input signal level as a graphic.

 

Video

On the Video tab, you can change the settings for video source:

Camera settings and preview  
Video Source

From the drop-down list, select the video source that should be used to transmit an image in a video conference.

The camera used must support a resolution of at least 320 x 240 pixels and provide a DirectShow driver. To ensure proper functionality, the use of a webcam is recommended.

Video Driver Settings If you have selected a webcam, you can make the fine adjustments for the current model here.
Quality

You can choose between the following options: 

  • Automatic quality selection (automatically determines the best ratio between quality and speed),
  • Optimize quality,
  • Optimize speed

 

Custom Invitations

On the Custom Invitations tab, you can design your template for meeting invitations:

Subject Text that is used as the subject line for your invitation email. Feel free to be creative.
Invitation Message Template text for your invitation email. You can customize the text. To do this, you can use normal text and placeholders. The placeholders available are accessible via a button underneath the invitation message box.
E-Mail placeholder Opens a list of available placeholders. The selected placeholder is inserted at the cursor position.
Test invitation Opens a dialog box that displays the final form of the text with the placeholders filled in with mock text.
Reset Restores the default template text. Be careful as it will override your customizations.
Phone number Select the country-specific dial-in number for your meetings.

 

Integrations

On the Integrations tab, you can manage the use of Microsoft Office presence integration:

Manage integrations  
Microsoft Office presence Integration The corresponding buttons allow you to install, re-install (only if the integration is already installed) or uninstall the functions for Office integration.
Status The drop-down list allows you to activate or deactivate the installed functions for Office integration. (Only available in case the integration is installed)

 

Manage Contacts

On the Manage Contacts tab, you can change settings for accessing Outlook data and manage the imported address book:

Outlook profile  
Allow Access to Outlook When activated, you can use blizz to access contacts that are saved in Outlook.
Use Profile If you want blizz to access your local Outlook profile, select this option. Use the drop-down list to specify whether blizz is allowed to access all of your Outlook accounts or just one of them.
Use Username and Password If you want blizz to use a username and password to access Outlook, select this option. blizz can use this setting to access Outlook data from different devices.
Imported address book  
Delete Removes all of the contacts from the contact list that have been imported from Outlook.

Advanced

On the Advanced tab, you can change additional settings for how blizz behaves.

Caution: Changes to the advanced settings could cause blizz to stop working properly. Be sure to understand the impact of a change before you make it!

The following settings are available:

Start Blizz with Windows When activated, blizz will start automatically and will run immediately after the Windows startup and before you log in to Windows.
Proxy Settings

In most cases, the default web browser proxy settings will work. You can, however, configure your own settings, for example, in the event that your proxy settings are not stored in your browser. Clicking on the Configure button opens the Proxy Settings dialog box. The following settings are available there:

  • No Proxy: Use this setting if you are connected directly to the internet. 
  • Automatically Detect Settings (Recommended): Use this setting when Blizz should automatically search for an established proxy and then use it. 
  • Use Manual Proxy: Use this setting to manually enter the proxy server data.
Display Language

Select the language that blizz should be displayed in.

The Automatic option causes Blizz to use the operating system language.

This modulation only works when the required language version is available from blizz. Otherwise, the English version will be used.

Keep in mind: Restarting blizz is required for this change to take effect.

Close to Tray Menu When activated, blizz will remain active in the background after the main window is closed. The blizz Symbol will continue to appear in the notification area of the taskbar. You can reopen blizz by clicking on this icon or close it by right-clicking on it.
Use UDP When activated, blizz will attempt to build up fast UDP connections. This function is recommended and should only be deactivated if there are regular connection interruptions.
Session Recording Directory If you enabled the automatic recording of Blizz meetings on the Meeting options tab, specify the directory where you want to store those recordings here.
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