Facet-Eye Settings

Get to setup page


Fig. 1 Facet-Eye viewer


Fig. 2 Setup


To reach the setup page if you are in the Facet-Eye viewer) click the facet_eye_setup button (fig. 1. Otherwise, select facet_eye_setup from the Facet menu (fig. 2).


Use the edit button marked with a red dot to edit the file (fig. 2), changing the values lying within matching tags along left hand side. After edit, make sure to save the file. To return to the viewer, hover over or click the "Facet" menu and select "facet_eye_viewer". You may also use the up and dn buttons to change the order of urls.

The settings have the following meaning:

  • browse-width and browse-height we recommend that facet-eye be run full screen. After you have facet-eye set full screen, set the number of pixels wide and high available for facet-eye screen. You may have to experiment some. As a starting value, deduct 20 from the screen width and 260 from the height (varies considerably based on browser). You should only have finding preferred setting once.

  • num_of_rows and num_of_cols here you set how many rows and columns are displayed. The capacity of the display is the product of these two numbers. While there is no built in limit, our feeling is 4 columns and 2 rows is a comfortable upper limit on a 1600x1200 screen. If the pages are mobile optimized, more columns are realistic.

  • scan_interval_in_sec this is the repetition interval between accesses. We urge you to be conservative, especially if the web pages accessed do not belong to you. Web owners may not appreciate rapid refreshes of their web pages and you stand the possibility of being banned. Over the period of a day, even a 5 minute scan interval shows 12*24 = 288 accesses from the same IP and this will stand out as abusive when the web site owner reviews access records. We do not condone use of facet-eye to monitor sites you do not own.

  • urls here is a list of urls to scan and display. The list is accessed from the top until num_of_rows*num_of_cols urls have been accessed.