suggested this on November 20, 2010 04:05
It would be very nice if i could use my bluetooth Keyboard instead of the on-screen keyboard.
Right now bluetooth keyboard works only with a-z + space + enter keys. It would be nice to add at least the following:
ctr+z, ctlr+x, ctrl+v
ctrl, alt, windows keys mapped to control option command.
This feature is a must for me without it using your application will be really hard :/
I could not get my bluetooth keyboard to work at all in the Splashtop environment... I would love it if they added this support because I am using it to surf flash pages and even play some games on my iPad so would be a great feature to add keyboard support fully.
I just purchased Splashtop. It is by far the best remote app I have have used. This app is revolutionary in making the iPad as powerful as a desktop PC. This is what cloud computing is all about.
I use the Apple Bluetooth keyboard. I too can NOT get my bluetooth keyboard to work at all in the Splashtop enviroment.
Please Please make support for the standard Apple bluetooth keyboard possible.
Can you also make the SpashTop Remote program work as a service in the Windows 7 environment?
Adding bluetooth keyboard would be a superb addition (this would also help with the game control support mentioned in another thread)
Here's another vote for Bluetooth support. As good as Splashtop is, there's no substitute for a real keyboard when serious work needs to be done on the remote computer.
yup need the addition, if its not already there, of holding keys down, like "W", to move in games and such...
I got my Keyboard to sync in and work after a few tries but for playing a game having to hold down a key doesn't work. It actually sticks down and my character goes nuts and I cant stop him from going forward lol. If this were to work better I would love it.
I too would like to see this feature properly integrated.
Great product otherwise!
I agree with all of the before mentioned comments. This is one of the main features I am looking forward to. Please integrate bluetooth keyboards fully into this app and it will make you heros! ;D
Love the product, keep up the good work!
I agree full bluetooth keyboard functionality would be great. And then integrate Splashtop Touchpad to be used as the mouse.
Hello, I am a visually impaired person who mostly navigates through a computer with a screen magnifier, like Zoom Text. I also have experience of using screen readers, like SAToGo, JAWS, and VoiceOver my iPad.
I have a client that is totally blind and uses a screen reader called Windows Eyes on her PC and uses VoiceOver on her iPad.
I have tried out some screen readers that are installed on my computer, but running it through Splashtop Remote on my iPad.
The screen readers would work well if the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard worked. The tab, enter, space, shift keys work, but not the arrow keys. This is neccessary for my client to navigate through her computer when she is traveling. (3G Model)
I ask you to please make this neccessary correction happen in the next update or two, as many people would benifit from this.
question re: "Apple BT Keyboard works with limitations if keyboard is enabled in Splashtop environment Apple BT Keyboard works with limitations if keyboard is enabled in Splashtop environment" ... how do you mean keyboard is enabled? At the host, or on the iPad - or do you mean that the keyboard display has to be enabled on the iPad?
Although my Apple BT keyboard works with the iPad, I haven't been able to get it working in splashtop (although, it does work quite well in Mocha RDP)
I have just purchased Splashtop for my iPad 2 and it is the best remote desktop client I have used yet. With one exception, it's missing full support for the Apple Bluetooth keyboard. When connecting to the MacOSX streamer (version 188.8.131.52), all the keys on the BT keyboard appear to respond correctly except for, most notably, the arrow keys and the Apple Command key (possibly fn, control, alt, and the remaining function keys as well). As a developer myself I work with a great deal of text editors (like TextMate on the Mac), where Hot-Key access and cursor key movement as *essential* to get anything done. Please address full support for the Apple Bluetooth keyboard in your great product as soon as possible, as it is really needed by many of us out there. Thanks!
Wow, I was fully expecting support for the Apple BT keyboard. This is necessary for one to get major work done remotely! Get this in ASAP!
And the mouse! dont forget support for mice!
I Add my vote for better blue tooth keyboard support. I would be much more productive if I could use the arrow keys, ctrl, alt, and f1-12.
Hello. I also added my vote. I think that it is a Must is St Remote is to be a real work interface with PC and Mac desktop by using existing programs.
Also, I would like to see the eventual use of a mouse. For programs like AutoCAD is crutional.
Just hoping this adds speed to the update...Arrow keys work in some apps when using Splashtop, but not my IDE (eclipse). I can use the on-screen arrow keys, but really want to ditch carrying my laptop.
Not sure any of the other VNCs work, this has done well and this is (so far) my only complaint. I'm using a logitech BT keyboard, not sure it's much different than the apple one...just came with a case/stand :)
So the most recent update says, "improved bluetooth keyboard". But I'm not seeing any difference. Still need to hit the keyboard icon at the bottm of the screen for the bluetooth keyboard to be noticed at all, still limited to just basic keys - no support for ctrl, alt, etc. At least, not that I can see. Am I missing something? What exactly was improved? Don't get me wrong - great app, but I was really looking forward to the "improved bluetooth keyboard support" in the update.
Keyboard works well, but is limited do to the fact that shift, ctrl, arrows etc are not included. Fix this feature and it will be perfect.
Is Splashtop even looking at this thread since it's marked as Done?
I would also love to have a functional command key on my keyboard!
My wireless keypad is working & it is not the apple product. It wasn't working in the beginning. But when I turned the bluetooth on my keyboard on after I got into Splashtop, it works. Up down keys work. I am happy, but I wish it would work even when I connect on Splashtop from the iPad home screen
I need to be able to print from the iPad, and the command P combination does not work. The command keys except for the arrow keys do not activate. Is there something I am missing?
I see some folks have limited functionality with their BT keyboards. I have none. Splashtop is an excellent app other than this. Hope you add this feature. Thanks.
bluetooth keyboard support is a must. This is not done as certain keys do not work.
Thanks T's sharing.
In our tests, most brands of BT keyboards(for iPad) should be compatible in Spalshtop Remote app. The most confused point is user need to enable keyboard by tapping the small keyboard icon on lower right corner before typing with BT keyboard.
I think you are confused about our need.
As you said we can type in by tapping small button for keyboard enabling button at the right bottom corner.
But we want to use combinations, such as Cmd+a(for select all) or Cmd+z(for undo).
So far if we want to make combination, we have to tab cmd button on the bottom of the screen and type a on the keyboard for select all.
we want to make combinations ONLY on the keyboard, not screen tapping and keyboard typing.
Do you understand??
Would definitely love to see this implemented. using cmd+tab to switch applications, cmd+c and cmd+v to copy and paste. I can see this is an old request, which the devs do not seem to fully understand - but please take the time to understand the request for full keyboard support, including key combinations.
Thanks for all your feedback and requrests.
Please check this link for more info about BT kbd support in current Splashtop 2.
1. cmd+c (cmd=Ctrl if used in Windows)
Actually, there're limitations from Apple to limit app developers to support more complicated combination keys. Anyway, we are always seeking better solutions for this issue.
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