Cart Layout

The Cart Layout organize all the cues in grid-like tabs, cues are shown as buttons, as in the following image:

Linux Show Player - Cart Layout

If the cue provides a duration, the current cue time is shown at the bottom of the button.

Layout Operations

Adding/Removing Pages

Pages will be added automatically when needed (this behavior can be disabled), or manually, to do so two options are provided, in the top-bar Layout > Add page and Layout > Add pages, the first will add a single page (at the end), the second will show a dialog that allow to insert a custom number of pages.

To remove a page, select the page to be removed, then Layout > Remove current page, a confirmation dialog will be shown, if Yes is clicked, then the page (and cues) will be deleted.

Change page

Pages can be switched using the tab bar on top of the layout or directional keys.

Cues Execution

A cue can be start/stopped simply Left-Clicking on it.

Cues Editing

The setting dialog for a cue can be opened in two ways: Right-Click > Edit cue or SHIFT+Right-Click.

Cues can be selected/deselected for multi-editing with Right-Click > Select or CTRL+Left-Click.

Move and Copy Cues

Cues can be copied or moved (into free spaces) inside a page or between different pages:

  • Move: cues can be moved with CTRL+Drag&Drop
  • Copy: cues can be copied with SHIFT+Drag&Drop

Layout Options

In the application settings (File > Preferences) various options are provided:

  • Countdown mode: when enabled the current cue time is displayed as a countdown
  • Show seek-bars: when enabled a slider able to change the current playing position of media cues (for media cues)
  • Show bB-meters: when enabled, a db level indicator is shown (for media-cues)
  • Show accurate time: when enabled the cue time is displayed including tens of seconds
  • Show volume: when enabled a volume slider is shown (for media-cues)
  • Automatically add new page: when enabled new pages will be created when the current pages are full and new cues are added
  • Grid size: define the number of rows & columns per page. (require to reload the session)


When the grid size is changed, cues will be visually shifted to keep their logical positioning.

Linux Show Player - Cart Layout settings


Cart Layout does not support cues “next-action”.