- Basic video training for The Grid 2
- Contacts in The Grid 2
- Using The Grid 2 and a tablet as a dedicated communication aid
- Free email account for Grid 2
- File location placeholders in The Grid 2
- XML Schema for The Grid 2
- Where are my The Grid 2 Users stored?
- What is the Program Control workspace in The Grid 2
- What is the minimum specification for The Grid 2?
- What is compatibility mode in The Grid 2?
- Using the Grid 2 Importer
- Using symbols with typing in The Grid 2
- Using more than one picture library in The Grid 2
- Using Abbreviation Expansion in The Grid 2
- The Grid 2 Workspaces
- The Grid 2 web browser improvements – v.2.3
- The Grid 2 picture editor
- The Grid 2 DVD player
- Sony Ericsson phones with The Grid 2
- Sharing The Grid 2 Users over a network
- Send an instant SMS from The Grid 2
- Saved Phrases in The Grid 2
- Run programs from The Grid 2
- Reports in The Grid 2
- Release notes for The Grid 2
- Prediction in The Grid 2
- Prediction cells in The Grid 2
- Playing music files using the music player workspace in The Grid 2
- Picture viewer in The Grid 2
- Notes on The Grid 2 Importer
- New Switch options for The Grid 2 2.7 update
- Moving and resizing cells in The Grid 2
- How many rows, column and cells can I have in The Grid 2?
- The Grid 2 Grid Explorer and your Users
- Environment Control Workspace in The Grid 2
- Display options in The Grid 2 update 2.7
- Contacts in The Grid 2
- Common on-screen keyboard cells in The Grid 2
- Auto content cells in The Grid 2
What is the Program Control workspace in The Grid 2
The Program Control workspace is a new feature in The Grid 2.4. Program control allows you to create full screen grids that interact with a single program.
A helpful way to think about this is that the Program Control workspace allows you to use any program as a workspace! When you use the “Run a program” command, the program that you start will be used as your workspace.
This means that any text you type will go into that program!
To get started, try creating a cell that changes to the Program Control workspace, and then make a cell to launch a Windows program.
What can Program Control be used for?
The Program Control workspace can be used to provide access to a specific Windows program, without giving access to all programs or Windows itself.
You can use the sorts of grids that are common in The Grid 2 – keyboards, vocab grids, message grids and so on.
Some ideas for using this feature:
Create a grid for accessing a simple (switch activated?) program, such as a game or drawing program.
Introduce someone to Word without having to learn about Windows.
Provide access to a full email program (rather than The Grid 2’s limited email functionality) whilst retaining the “locked in” feel of The Grid 2.
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