Downloading and installing Little Green Button

If you have not yet signed up for your free no-obligation trial, please click here.
You will be prompted to select a plan and when your free trial ends, it wiill automatically upgrade to this paid plan unless you cancel.

After having either signed up for a trial or purchased, you will have been sent an email which contains instructions and an activation licence key.

If you have already installed a button please scroll below to the section below for activating a button.

Download the installation file

You can download the latest version of Little Green Button from our website by clicking on the following link:

Click the Download button under the Windows (.exe) option.

The Little Green Button needs to be individually installed on each computer where you require it.
If you need to install it on more than one device, it's recommended you save the installer to a location where you can easily access it e.g a shared drive or USB stick.

When prompted select Save as:download_saveas


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

Little Green Button Installation

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. 
Click Next.


If you need to change the installation folder, you can do so at this stage by selecting the Browse button. 
When you are happy with the destination folder click Next.install_selectinstallationfolder

Click Next on this screen to confirm installation.


The installation is complete!
Leave the tick in ‘Launch Little Green Button?’ and click Close.install6_complete 

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.

Recommended examples of locations
Not recommended 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.


If 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.

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.

Right click on this activation code and select copy, then return to your Little Green Button wizard.

If you have closed the wizard, right click on the button, (currently displaying a key image), go to Licensing and select Activate.

Click on the radio button next to 'I will enter an activation code' then right click and select Paste to input your activation code into the box below, then press Next.

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

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 1 day trial of Little Green Button.

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.

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

Important: 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.