Elgato Stream Deck XL Review: Simply, A Streamer's Best Friend (Page 4)

| Oct 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ElgatoModel: 10GAT9901

Software Setup

Firstly, the software is really quite simple, and it feels like it has been specifically designed this way so it is widely accessible. Due to the simplicity, this software feels as if it can be used by even the most inexperienced software user.

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Above we have the opening screen of the Stream Deck software, here is where users will be able to choose what each of their buttons will display and how they want to customize their Elgato Stream Deck.

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In the above screenshot, we can see all of the programs and their menus on the right-hand side which users can choose from to add to the buttons in the center. Each of the sub-menus have a list of the different features that can be simply dragged and dropped over a button, solidifying their place.

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If the menu's on the right don't have the program that users want to be featured on the buttons, additional plugins can be downloaded and installed.

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In the preferences section of the software, users can access each of the sub-categories which are: General, Accounts and Profiles.

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Accounts such as Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, Streamlabs and YouTube can also be linked to the software by simply signing in.

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Profiles can also be added to the software for all of the different use cases for the deck. In the above image, I have inputted some example profiles that could be used for general purposes.

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Here we can see a bunch of different buttons that have tasks linked to them. The purple buttons are all for Twitch, and the next five (besides the welcome button) are from the OBS menu. The last two are; web browser and Microsoft Word.

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In this image we are specifically looking at the little arrow that appears in the top-right hand corner of the Twitch chat button at the bottom of the image. Clicking this option allows for users to change the image displayed for that specific button. Users can do this with Elgato's own button icon creator or uploading their own image. The selected image will first change in the software and then on the stream deck.

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In this screenshot we can see an empty web page button added to the deck, the link for the button is located in the 'System' sub-menu. We can also see 'URL' and 'Title', the URL writing option is for the website users want linked to the button, and the title is quite self-explanatory.

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Here you can see what a filled in button looks like with a custom icon image. The URL is filled with the desired website, and no title has been used due there being a logo on the image. Images automatically resize to their LCD counterparts a resolution of 72x72.

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