Here's a quick guide to the options available in your prototype settings menu.
Change your project setup to a different device
Select from desktop, mobile, TV and watch devices
Switch between portrait and landscape
If you need to display your prototype in landscape mode, you can do that here
Screen background colour
This is where you can change the background colour of the prototype. This is useful if your designs don't fill the screen.
Hide prototype navigation
This removes the controls on the bottom left of your prototype, including the ability to comment
Hide hotspot hints
If you are conducting user tests, you may need to remove the hints for hotspots so that participants aren't guided through your designs
Trim status bar
When prototyping for iOS devices, Apple disables the ability to remove the native status bar (which shows the time and battery power etc) when you view the prototype on a mobile browser.
This can be a pain if you add the status bar in your designs as you'll see double bars in the prototype.
To get around this, Marvel has a feature to 'trim' the status bar from your designs by cropping the exact amount of pixels from the image so the status bar only appears once.
Disable resizing images
Marvel automatically scales images down when the browser resizes. You can disable this and display your designs at full pixel size.
Scale down retina images
If you use retina images, some browsers will display them at double the size. This setting scales down the images by half.
Allow people to add feedback and annotations on screens
This setting switches off email notifications when new comments are added to your prototype
Status bar colour
If you are viewing your prototype on iOS devices, you can select from two different styles of status bar (where the time and battery life are displayed)
Add password protection to your prototype
If you want to add another layer of security then password protection is a great feature that prompts users to enter a password before viewing your prototype.
Upgrade to get this feature. Click here to view details.
Connect Marvel to other tools and services
You can find out more about the integrations available here.