Downloading and installing Little Green Button

This webpage gives you full instructions on how to download and install the Little Green Button software.

If you have not yet signed up for your free no-obligation trial, please click on the following link:

You will also be sent an email which contains a link to this page as well as the activation code that you will require to activate your trial.

If you have already installed a button please go straight to Activate your trial.

Download the installation file

So first of all you should install a button, download the recommended Little Green Button installation file from our website by clicking on the following link (or type the address into your web browser):

This will take you to the Downloads page of our Little Green Button website. You should choose the recommended installation file which can be found at the top of the page.

If you are not sure which download link to choose, click on the Exe:



When prompted you should select Save as:



You should save the file to a shared location or your network, or a USB memory stick (simply so that it is accessible from every PC where you will want to install the software.

The installation file will begin to download, when complete you should click on Run.


Installing your first button


If you see this security warning click again on Run.


The Little Green Button wizard will begin.

Follow the screens through, accepting the default settings. Therefore, click Next on this screen.

install_selectinstallationfolderNow select the installation folder.

The folder will be automatically chosen for you, if you need to change this click on the Browse button.

When you are happy with the destination folder click Next.


Click Next on this screen to confirm installation.



The installation is complete.

Leave the tick in ‘Launch Little Green Button?’ and click Close.

Set Your Location

install_whereareyouYou will now be prompted to Add a location. This is the location that will be displayed on the panic alerts on other PCs if this button is activated.

If you cannot see this window, take a look at your toolbar:



Click the location_add button, a new window will open. Type a new location that will be easily recognised and will direct your colleagues to this location quickly.

Click OK when done.

Here you can see some good examples of locations:


You should avoid using IP addresses and computer names as these may not be familiar to the majority of your staff:

It is also not advisable to use an individual’s name as it is possible that staff move around and there could be confusion about the actual location where assistance is required. You could however use, for example, Janet Jones’ PC or Janet Jones’ Office if this defines a unique location.

Please note, you can configure buttons with identical location names, for example, ‘Reception’ to prevent alerts being displayed on any computer with the same location name.


install_whereareyou_receptionIf desired you can add a telephone number which will also be displayed on the panic alerts.

You also have the option of giving a map showing your location. If you know them, you can enter the co-ordinates of your location in the Map position boxes. Click the View Map link to confirm that the location is set correctly, if necessary you can use the map to adjust your position.

By default Little Green Button will prompt you to select your location each time the button starts, if the location set here is unlikely to change tick the Don’t prompt for location on this computer box to prevent this dialogue being displayed each time (you will still be able to alter location within Settings should it be necessary.

Click OK when done.

Activate your trial

Now you need to activate the licence. You should have received an email that contains the activation code that you require.

Double click on the activation code in your email to highlight it, then copy it by right clicking and selecting Copy or hold down the Ctrl key and tap the C key.

Return to your Little Green Button wizard.

If you have closed the wizard then right click on the button in the top right corner of your screen (currently displaying a key image), go to Licensing and select Activate.

install_licencewizardClick on the radio button next to I will enter an activation code and paste your activation code into the box below. To paste either right click in the box and select Paste, or hold down the Ctrl key and tap the V key.

If you have not yet signed up for a trial and therefore do not yet have an activation code, please click on the link below this first box. You will be taken to our website to complete the form for a free 21 day trial of Little Green Button.



Click Next.

The Import from file option is there for those users who perhaps have limited internet access, or have firewalls or proxies that prevent communication to our licence server. Please speak to us if you need to use this option, we will send you the file that is required.

Your activation code will be accepted and on the final screen you will see the expiry date of your trial.

Click Finish.

You will now see the green button appear in the top right corner of your computer screen:

desktopImportant: Once you have set up your first Little Green Button it will turn grey after a few moments. It will stay grey until you have installed other Little Green Buttons. When a Little Green Button is grey this is warning you that there are no users currently available to respond to a request for assistance.greyLGB

Proceed to How To Install A New Button.