4. Start or exit MT LauncherΒΆ

MT Launcher is designed to run on video walls and provide end-users with a simple method for launching products such as MT Canvus or MT Showcase. It is not designed to allow end-users to easily exit to the desktop from MT Launcher.

However, administrators can use a keyboard shortcut to exit from MT Launcher if, for example, they want to access the OS desktop. It is also possible to display an Exit tile in MT Launcher.

To start MT Launcher:

  • Ubuntu systems: Do one of the following:

    • Right-click the desktop and click MT Launcher in the menu.

    • Right-click the desktop and launch a terminal emulator. Then run this command:

  • Windows systems: Double-click the MT Launcher desktop shortcut

To subsequently exit MT Launcher and access the OS desktop:

Ubuntu or Windows systems: Do one of the following:

  • Click MT Launcher and press Ctrl+Q.
  • Tap the Exit tile (if enabled).


If you installed MT Launcher as part of the MultiTaction base image, the Exit tile is disabled by default. To enable it, you must edit the allow-exit setting in the custom version of launcher.ini; see Edit the custom version of launcher.ini.

MT Launcher exit tile

Example MT Launcher menu with Exit tile (1). This tile is for administrators and allows them to quickly exit MT Launcher and access the OS desktop.