Product Documentation

Events and bookmarks

Oct 09, 2015

You can use events and bookmarks to help you navigate through recorded sessions.

Events are inserted to sessions as they are recorded, using the Event API and a third-party application. Events are saved as part of the session file. You cannot delete or alter them using the SmartAuditor Player.

Bookmarks are markers you insert into the recorded sessions using the SmartAuditor Player. Bookmarks are associated with the recorded session until you delete them, but they are not saved as part of the session file. By default, each bookmark is labelled with the text Bookmark, but you can change this to any text annotation up to 128 characters long.

Events and bookmarks appear as dots under the Player window. Events appear as yellow dots; bookmarks appear as blue dots. Moving the mouse over these dots displays the text label associated with them. You can also display the events and bookmarks in the events and bookmarks list of the SmartAuditor Player. They appear in this list with their text labels and the times in the recorded session at which they appear, in chronological order.

You can use events and bookmarks to help you navigate through recorded sessions. By going to an event or bookmark, you can skip to the point in the recorded session where the event or bookmark is inserted.

To display events and bookmarks in the list

The events and bookmarks list displays the events and bookmarks inserted in the recorded session that is currently playing. It can show events only, bookmarks only, or both.
  1. Log on to the workstation where the SmartAuditor Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose All Programs > Citrix > SmartAuditor > SmartAuditor Player.
  3. Move the mouse pointer into the events and bookmarks list area and right-click to display the menu.
  4. Choose Show Events Only, Show Bookmarks Only, or Show All.

To insert a bookmark

  1. Log on to the workstation where the SmartAuditor Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose All Programs > Citrix > SmartAuditor > SmartAuditor Player.
  3. Begin playing the recorded session to which you want to add a bookmark.
  4. Move the seek slider to the position where you want to insert the bookmark.
  5. Move the mouse pointer into the Player window area and right-click to display the menu.
  6. Add a bookmark with the default label Bookmark or create an annotation:
    • To add a bookmark with the default label Bookmark, choose Add Bookmark.
    • To add a bookmark with a descriptive text label that you create, choose Add Annotation. Type the text label you want to assign to the bookmark, up to 128 characters. Click OK.

To add or change an annotation

After a bookmark is created, you can add an annotation to it or change its annotation.
  1. Log on to the workstation where SmartAuditor Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose All Programs > Citrix > SmartAuditor > SmartAuditor Player.
  3. Begin playing the recorded session containing the bookmark.
  4. Ensure that the events and bookmarks list is displaying bookmarks.
  5. Select the bookmark in the events and bookmarks list and right-click to display the menu.
  6. Choose Edit Annotation.
  7. In the window that appears, type the new annotation and click OK.

To delete a bookmark

  1. Log on to the workstation where SmartAuditor Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose All Programs > Citrix > SmartAuditor > SmartAuditor Player.
  3. Begin playing the recorded session containing the bookmark.
  4. Ensure that the events and bookmarks list is displaying bookmarks.
  5. Select the bookmark in the events and bookmarks list and right-click to display the menu.
  6. Choose Delete.

To go to an event or bookmark

Going to an event or bookmark causes the SmartAuditor Player to go to the point in the recorded session where the event or bookmark is inserted.
  1. Log on to the workstation where the SmartAuditor Player is installed.
  2. From the Start menu, choose All Programs > Citrix > SmartAuditor > SmartAuditor Player.
  3. Begin playing a session recording containing events or bookmarks.
  4. Go to an event or bookmark:
    • In the area below the Player window, click the dot representing the event or bookmark to go to the event or bookmark.
    • In the events and bookmarks list, double-click the event or bookmark to go to it. To go to the next event or bookmark, select any event or bookmark from the list, right-click to display the menu, and choose Seek to Bookmark.