How do I adjust my CoughDrop sidebar?

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What is the sidebar?

CoughDrop has a sidebar feature which allows a communicator to have quick, constant access to certain boards while the app is in speak mode.  You may want to add boards like a keyboard, yes/no board, family member, or favorite expressions board to the sidebar so the communicator can access these no matter which other board is being used.  

The sidebar sits to the far right side of the chosen speech board while the app is in speak mode and can be pre-loaded with any boards regularly needed by a user.  The sidebar can stay pinned in place or can be collapsed to rest underneath the user icon and only expanded when it is needed.  

What is the sidebar?

Add a board to your sidebar

You can add any board to your sidebar by selecting the desired board then opening the drop-down menu under "more" and hitting "add to sidebar."

Add a board to your sidebar

Customize your CoughDrop sidebar

You can customize your CoughDrop sidebar to fit your needs or the needs of your communicator.  If you open 'preferences' from the drop-down menu under your username you can hide the sidebar, adjust the board order, delete boards, and more.  

Customize your CoughDrop sidebar

Scroll down until you find the 'manage sidebar' section.  Here you can use the settings to move the sidebar boards, choose to show or hide the sidebar, and more.  

To edit one of the boards pinned onto your sidebar hit the board name in the list of sidebar boards here on your preferences page.  This will open a new "link settings" window.
 
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From here you can click the link next to the "action" heading to open the board in order to edit or adjust it.  You can also check the box to have this board behave as a temporary home board when it is selected or the highlight box if linking this board to a particular location (a particular board which should become available when at a favorite restaurant, movie theater, or activity).

Be sure to save your preferences at the bottom of the page any time you make changes to the settings on your preferences page.
 
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