This Information Applies To: Agilent OpenLab CDS, OpenLab CDS ChemStation, OpenLab CDS EZChrom.
Process for creating a desktop shortcut for your instruments, with OpenLab software, to enable quick access to your acquisition window.
Different versions of OpenLab behave slightly different, but broadly the process to create the shortcuts is the same. The differences between; OpenLab CDS, OpenLab CDS ChemStation, and OpenLab CDS EZChrom, are explained in the following sections.
Steps to Follow
If you are not using an authentication provider, you will access the Control Panel directly. (Figure 2)
Confirmation: You should see a desktop shortcut of the instrument you selected in Step 2. This is an online version, meaning the instrument will need to be turned on and connected to the CDS for Acquisition to open.
Offline shortcuts are not supported in OpenLab CDS 2.x, only in OpenLab CDS ChemStation and OpenLab CDS EZChrom.
OpenLab CDS ChemStation and OpenLab EZChrom:
Click the Create Desktop Shortcuts icon. (Figure 5)
Confirmation: No Confirmation screen appears for OpenLab CDS ChemStation and OpenLab CDS EZChrom, the shortcuts will be created automatically.
There are now two shortcuts created, one for the online version of the instruments, and one for the offline version. For the offline version, you will not need the instrument to be turned on and connected.