Changing Sound and Color Alerts

Messages or alerts that appear in the corner of the screen can be edited to include customization options to better identify the message from either first glance or from an auditory cue.


This can be done by accessing the Local Setup of the workstation that will have the notifications active and configuring the assigned colors and sounds. 

The following article will show how to configure the sounds and colors of incoming messages and alerts in the local settings.

How to Access the Sounds and Color within Local Settings


  1. To access the Sounds and Colors, open the YAPI Dashboard.

  2. Click the Setup and Manage icon 2019-09-03_11-44-13.png at the top of the YAPI Dashboard and click the Local Setup option from the dropdown.

  3. The Sounds and Colors will be in the violet box on the bottom right-hand side of the Local Setup. 

Configuring Colors


  • Default background - The Default message will be the messages that will appear in messages between workstations, including Quick Messages that will be sent out to all workstations.

  • Mobile message background - Mobile messages will be this exclusive color when they are being received from a patient responding to a message by the Practice. 

  • Processed mobile background - Processed mobile messages are messages that trigger actions within YAPI such as appointment confirmations.

Clicking the Configure button next to each background color will prompt a new window showing the different colors and combinations that can be used.

NOTE: Mobile message background is currently disabled for configuration at this time. 


  • Semi-transparent background - This checkbox allows for the messages to be semi-transparent so as to still see behind the messages.

Configuring Sounds


  • Audio on - This checkbox will enable or disable the sounds on the workstation.

  • Attention - The Attention sound will prompt when changes occur on the Practice Dashboard, or when the patient has been sitting in the Check-In Area for an extended period of time.

  • Message - The Message sound will prompt when an incoming message from another workstation or from a text message appears on the workstation.

Clicking the Configure button next to each sound option will open the audio file window which shows a list of potential audio sounds to replace the current defaults. 


NOTE: Clicking the sound titles highlighted in blue will preview the sound before being configured.

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