The Quick Menu is an interface designed for Shadow that allows you to adjust your settings and connect new devices without having to return to the launcher. This article is here to help you understand the uses and benefits of this feature.
💬 Note: The Quick Menu is only available on Windows and macOS applications. Linux, the Shadow Ghost, and the Shadow Box will receive an update with the Quick Menu in the future.
To open the Quick Menu, log into the Shadow launcher, then Start Shadow.
Once Shadow starts, click the Shadow logo in the upper-right corner or press the Quick Menu shortcut:
- For Windows: ALT + WIN + O
- For macOS: ALT + CMD + O
For more information about the Quick Menu options, continue reading or choose from the following topics:
Allocated bandwidth allows you to choose how much data Shadow can use from 5 - 70Mb/s. Adjusting Shadow's bandwidth can help reduce latency if your stream appears to be lagging or freezing.
Low bandwidth mode is recommended for connections with download speeds of lower than 15Mb/s. See our article on Using Low Bandwidth Mode (H.265).
Hide Quick Menu toggle icon removes the Shadow logo from the upper-right corner of your screen. To hide the Quick Menu, check the box next to Hide Quick Menu toggle icon.
|Enter or exit full screen||Choose to display Shadow in full screen or windowed mode.|
|Lock or unlock cursor||Choose to display Shadow full screen or view
a smaller window. Shadow locks the mouse automatically in full screen.
|Restart streaming||Stops and starts Shadow's stream. Best used after changing Shadow's settings.|
If you've connected a microphone to your computer, check the box next to Enable microphone, then choose your microphone from the Quick Menu. Shadow may detect your microphone automatically in a pop-up window.
💡 Tip: Having trouble connecting a USB microphone to Shadow? Try connecting it as a USB Peripheral following the instructions below.
If you've enabled USB Peripherals, the Quick Menu allows you to manage the USB devices connected to your Windows or macOS or computer. For help enabling USB Peripherals, see our article on how to add USB devices on Shadow.
Select the USB device you'd like to connect to Shadow from the Quick Menu. See the example below for reference.
The Help tab includes a list of shortcuts to use within the Shadow application. For more information about these shortcuts and what they do, see our list of shortcuts on Windows or shortcuts on macOS.
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