How can I change the screen resolution?

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To change the screen resolution setting, tap the Splashtop Remote icon STR_29.png in your iPad's Home screen to display the list of computers that have been added.  Tap the arrow button settings-button-in-added-listing.png to the right of the desired computer name, then tap Advanced.  Change the resolution as desired.  The remote computer must support either the 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 resolution.  In addition, you have the option to use the remote computer's native screen resolution setting.  Be aware that if you (or an application on the computer) changes the computer resolution when the iPad is remote-connected, Splashtop Remote will scale the image to the native iPad resolution of 1024 x 768.


note.gif NOTE: Splashtop Remote Streamer for Windows version 1.2.0.1 or later; or Splashtop Remote Streamer for Mac version 1.0.0.3 or later is required.

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    Scot Middleton
    Native is not an option in the android version!
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    Thomas Hunt

    Need to have 1280 x 800 for the Zoom as an option!!!  That is native for the Xoom and matches the display on my Laptop.  I can force it, but have to reset the Laptop after every connect.  Please make this a priority in your next droid update!

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    Brady Hurst

    Would also like 1280X720 support for Xoom.  For me 1280x720 is preferable to native 1280x800 since it leaves room for the soft command bar at the bottom.  Would also like full screen app (game) support and internet discovery (features I understand are in development - just voicing support).  It will be interesting to see how today's release of Xoom bluetooth mouse support works in the app.

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    Ian Fijolek

    It would be great to be able to choose custom resolutions!  I'd like to match the native resolution of my device (Asus Eee Pad Transformer), 1280x800, which is not the same as my computers native resolution.

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    Maxim K

    There is a problem with Asus Eee Transformer (and perhaps with other Honeycombs): the status bar takes 80 pixels (I think) on the bottom, so when the 1200x800 resolution is used, the screen on the remote computer is still not fully visible. Either the task bar gets cut, or the top portion. In other words, there is absolutely no way to see the entire Windows screen. It is still possible to work like this, but it is not kosher at all. 

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    philippe frechette
    splashtop is fantastic on my ipad but it is a nightmare on my new Acer Iconia. I can't find a way to have the correct resolution, the solution above did not work. Every move I make on the Iconia mess the zoom or the window position on the screen, it make comtrolling my PC almost impossible. Please fix the android client to make it as good as the ipas version, I paid both full versions and i'm very please with the ios release.
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    Jiang Jiang

    Splashtop Remote HD for Android pad is just released. It supports 1280x800 resolution. You should have a try.

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    Ian Fijolek

    What about those of us that already bought Splashtop Remote?  I bought it assuming I'd be able to use it on my tablet.

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    momendo

    My mac screen doesn't restore to native resolution after I exit the session! It stays blue. The mac is responsive to input, but the screen doesn't restore itself!

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    RON DYCUS

    YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A COMPUTER EXPERT TO GET THIS THING RUNNING.IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN GET MY MONEY BACK. I  ALREADY HAVE6 HOURS TRING TO GET THIS THING TO WORK.

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    Matthew Splett
    Since the update the the beta OS X Lion streamer, the 1280x720 display setting in the android client does not work... causes a garbled screen. Having to drop down to 1024x768 for now.
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    Kelly

    @Matthew Splett,

    We've also found the issue regards 1280x720 setting, please wait the fix. Thanks.

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    Manuyo

    Custom resolution, Splashtop remote is great but a custom resolution would be really neccessary. Can you change that? thanks Manuyo

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    Wibout Bootsma
    For galaxy tab 10.1 users, define the resolution 1280x752 on the video card of your computer. This will allow you to use all available space on your tablet screen.
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    Isabel Cutler

    My 26" desktop monitor is used at 1680 x 1050 - I can't change that on IPad because everything would be too small.  When I leave splashtop, my desktop which changes to what looks like 800x600 returns to the 1680 x 1050 but my desktop icons are rearranged.  This is decidedly annoying.  Isn't there any way I can prevent this?

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    Victor (Splashtop)

    @Isabel, to prevent your icons from moving and windows being resized, you should use the "native resolution" setting on the ipad client (Right blue arrow -> Advanced -> "Use computer's native display setting".  Yes, it will be small on the ipad; however, you can use 2-finger pinch/zoom to view it bigger.

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    Tommy Rayburn

    Victor, when will we be able to keep Desktop Native Resolutions for the Android Apps?

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    Victor (Splashtop)

    @Tommy, we already support native resolutions on Splashtop HD, Amazon Fire, and NOOK.  You change the settings similarly as stated above for ipad.  Next to the computer you want to connect on the right side, you have an arrow icon.  Tap on it to configure connection settings for that computer.  Then click on Advanced to bring up the resolution choices.  Note: the Android Marketplace non-HD version does not currently support native resolutin, but it is coming...

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    Richard W

    Does anyone know when this Native Resolution will be available on the Non HD version on Android ?

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    Christopher Smith

    Another request for support of native resolution for non-HD. I use a Samsung Galaxy Note which supports 1080 via HDMI out and 1280x800 on its own screen.

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    tyler detweiler

    I cannot get a fullscreen res on my transformer tf-101 using a monitorless config on i7 server mac mini running lion server. This is unacceptable to me, neither res. is scaling properly... will there ever be a fix for this? why is the custom driver provided so lacking in resolution? I can define custom res. using switchdisplay, but none let me access fullscreen!! why?

     

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    Tammie Pogue

    DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT I CAN'T SEE MY MAC'S ENTIRE SCREEN? The resolution is set to "best fit," but I only see 2/3 of the screen. I don't think that this app works with Macs very well.

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    Richard W

    Yes Tammie, you need to ensure you have the latest splashtop installed on both pc and tablet and set resolution to native display.

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    Raynel

    1024x720  touchpad cm9

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    Ellen Reddick
    My third GEN iPad connects correctly to my 27 inch iMac. However, I cannot see enough of the screen to run an access database program which I need to run. I need to be able to res up the resolution. I am using best fit. When I try clicking native resolution I get no screen at all. It simply returns to my desktop. Pinching changes the entire desktop not just the application. Any ideas?
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    Jaff

    @Ellen Reddick,

    What's your native resolution on iMac? 2560x1440?

    If you get the resolution on iMac a little lower(and keep "use computer native resolution on ipad3"), is it helpful?

    We still donot get the new ipad yet, your input will be very helpful for us to quickly address the issues.

    Thanks.

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    Splashtop Support

    (please don't directly reply this mail address else it'll be blocked by system)

    I set my resolution to 1920 x 1200 from its native resolution of 2560 x 1440 and am now able to see the entire desktop on the ipad.

    by Ellen Reddick

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    Joey Connick

    My Splashtop Remote HD client just dies after connecting if I connect to my desktop running at 2560x1440.  If drop down the desktop resolution to 1920x1200, it connects fine.  This is unacceptable... especially because if I then go and change back to 2560x1440 by using Splashtop Remote to make the change, the application does not die and seems to work fine.  However by then my desktop icons and window sizing is already screwed.

    At the very least you guys should be displaying an error message saying why the client is dying.

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    Al

    Will there be an update to support the new iPad's resolution that has just been launched? It would greatly help with remoting to a 27" 2560x1440 iMac resolution that I own.

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    Jaff

    @Joey Connick ,AI,

    For Windows Streamer ,we currently have a technical limitation to support below 2048, resolutions over 2048 may crash app while connecting.

    For Mac streamer, 2560 is still supported but will be rescaled before streaming.

    Sorry about this limitation.

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