DAKboard can work on your Windows device. Follow the instructions below to use your Windows device as a DAKboard display in Kiosk Mode or as a Wallpaper.

Set Your Power Settings and Link your Windows Device:

The first step is to make sure your Windows Device will not go to sleep while running your DAKboard Screen, and then Link your Windows device to your DAKBoard account. You will need to complete these steps before you use any of the methods described below to display your Screens.

Log in to your Windows device. This can be any account but it is suggested to log in to a locked-down account with limited access to other applications if this is public or customer-facing as the desktop can be accessed. Next, click on the search icon located on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen and type power, sleep. Then select Power, sleep, and battery settings.

You can change settings based on how you plan to use the Windows device. For this example, our Windows PC will remain plugged in at all times. We will need to change the settings to ensure when the PC is plugged in, the screen does not turn off and the PC does not go to sleep. To do this, under the Power section, click on Screen and Sleep, then set the 2 options below to Never.

Next, open your browser of choice. You will need to log in to your DAKboard account and link your device. In your DAKboard account, go to Displays & Devices, click the Add button, give it a name, and click SAVE:

Next, click the three dots '...' to the right of the device and select Link with Device or TV:

Now, on your Windows Device, open the web browser and go to This will generate a code on the Monitor. Enter this code in the popup back in your DAKboard account. Once the Windows device is linked, it will begin showing your default screen in DAKboard. 

From here, you can either bookmark the page with your DAKboard Screen on it, or open a browser to your DAKboard account, and click on Displays & Devices to the left of your main page. Click the three dots to the right of your Display and choose Settings. From here you can copy the URL you will need for the method of displaying the Screen that you choose from our options below. You can do this by Highlighting and coping the URL or clicking the Copy button to the right of the URL as seen below:

Setup Your Windows Device In "Kiosk Mode":

Once you have completed the changes to your Windows Device and copied your URL, to set up your Windows device to always show your DAKboard Screen or Loop in "kiosk mode" follow the steps below. In this example, we will set up a Windows 11 PC to always display a screen once logged into an account.

Open the browser of your choice (we recommend Google Chrome for the best performance), and enter your URL. Once you can see your Screen or Loop, you can enter Kiosk mode by hitting F11 on your Keyboard. You can also do this by clicking on the browser settings, and then clicking on the full-screen option. In Chrome, you can click the 3 virtual dots in the top right of the window, then click on the full-screen icon next to Zoom. 

NOTE: To exit full-screen mode in Chrome you can hit the F11 key to exit or scroll with your mouse to the top of the screen and click the X to exit full-screen mode.

You are all done! Enjoy your Screen or Loop on your Windows device!

Setup your Windows Device with a DAKboard Wallpaper:

To set up your DAKboard Screens, Loops, or Schedules as a Live Wallpaper on your Desktop, just download the app called Lively WallPaper from the Microsoft Store. This is a free app that works well with our systems. Search for it as seen below.

Open the App, click the Add Wallpaper Button, and paste the URL from Step 4 into the URL Bar. Click the Arrow next to the URL to add your Wallpaper

Once added, right-click the image of your Screen or Loop and select Set as Wallpaper.

From here you can click on the Active Wallpaper(s) and set the Wallpaper to a specific monitor, or have it span several monitors.

You are all done! Enjoy your Screen or Loop on your Windows device as a Wallpaper!


  • Will the DAKboard work with Touchscreens on Windows? - If the browser you are using supports touchscreens on Windows, all the touchscreen features will work. If you are using the Lively Wallpaper option to display your DAKboard, everything works except the Scrolling through lists or Calendars.

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