What are the various screen-control gestures that can be used during a Splashtop Remote session?

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The first time you successfully make a remote connection on your iPad, iPhone or Android devices, a Hints screen initially displays, which illustrates the various screen-control actions you can use during a Splashtop Remote session.  The functions of some of the gestures are different, depending on whether you are using the iPad, iPhone or Android devices.  All Hints screens are illustrated below.

On the iPad:

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On the iPhone:

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On the Android devices:

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On the NOOK COLOR device:

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Unless otherwise noted, the list below describes iPad, iPhone, and Android devices gestures.  On the iPhone, the behavior of some gestures is different, as notated below:

  • Tap:  Equivalent to left mouse click.
  • Tap-and-hold (long press):  Equivalent to right mouse click.
  • One-finger drag:
    • On the iPad, the one-finger tap-and-drag gesture can be used to select text, or to drag the scroll bar.
    • On the iPhone, the one-finger tap-and-drag can be used to move files by dragging-and-dropping the desired files; or for operating the scroll bars.
  • Two-finger tap:  Equivalent to hovering the mouse over the tapped area ("mouse-over").
    • On Android devices, the two-finger tap gesture is not supported.
  • Two-finger drag:  Scrolls the active window.
  • Three-finger drag:  On your iPad, a three-finger drag will scroll the entire screen.  For example, if the keyboard is open, this would allow you to view what is blocked by the keyboard.
  • Two-finger pinch-zoom:  Zooms in and out.
    • On Android devices, the two-finger pinch gesture is not supported.
  • Two-finger pinch-and-drag:  Functions the same as the three-finger drag (mentioned above) to pan the screen on the iPad.  On the iPhone, panning can be done via one-finger drag. On Android devices, the two-finger pinch-and-drop did not be supported.
  • Three-finger tap:  A three-finger tap will display advanced controls which allow you to adjust the video mode, switch the display, and other options.


By default, the Hints screen appears every time you start a remote connection.  Tapping Continue closes the screen and lets you continue with your remote connection.  However, the Hints screen will still display again the next time you initiate a remote connection.

note.gif  NOTE:  If you do not want it to display every time, you can turn it off by switching the Show hints every time field to Off.  (After that, it can only be turned back on in the Settings screen.)

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    Jacob Copsey

    The "twist" gesture for video mode no longer works in the latest iPad release. I wish it did!

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    Splashtop Support

    Yes, we had to remove the "Twist" gesture as it was getting mixed up with pinch-zoom. Looking at ways to add it back.There is now a thread with people voting for this request too:

    http://support.splashtopremote.com/entries/343391-bring-back-the-video-mode

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    John Grden

    Is there, or will there be, any support for multiple monitors?  I have a mac book pro with a cinema display attached, and it'd be great if I could somehow access the other screen

     

    Thanks much!  Love the product!

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    Dany Grondin

    Why the control of the mouse (from my iPad or my iPhone ) is sooo difficult... please help !

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    Morgan Olson-Fabbro

    what about with the android htc evo

     

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    Tim Williams

    I have trouble moving windows.  There needs to be an easier way to differentiate between tap and hold (which give the right-click) and tap-hold-and-move.  Sometimes I have windows on two monitors and one of my monitors is large, with the other small.  The small looks good on the iPad the big is hard to use.  Therefore, I find myself trying to move a window from the big monitor to the small and trying to get the windows to move is maddening.

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    Jason Tucker

    Overall this program is nice, but I really feel that the standard gestures that Apple has created for the magic pad should be used here as well. Currently, the mouse is difficult to get used to. With apple for the magic pad, they use 1 finger to move the mouse, tap to click, double tap to drag, 2 finger tap for right click, 2 finger drag for scroll. It seems much easier and intuitive that way. If the gestures could be updated to these standard ones, or if we could be given the options to change the gestures, that would make this program perfect.

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    Tim Williams

    @Jason I completely agree!

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    Nichole Grosser

    I am having a problem with the smoothness of the video playing on my Acer A500. I just installed the Splashtop HD app and it works great.  The only problem I am having is when I watch Hulu on my tab remoting from my PC. The sound works great but the video is lagging and not smooth, very choppy. I read on another question to change the video to smooth by using a three finger tap to get another control area. That doesn't seem to be working. I've tried changing my resolutions on both my tab and the PC, but it doesn't help.  Any ideas?

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    Trevor Pearson

    Come on guys where is the hints diagram for Android users at the moment we have to find out by trial and error ! ?

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    Martha

    I can't seem to get the 3-finger tap to work. I tap once with three finger at once and it doesn't work for me. I wanted to view the second monitor on my Ipod touch. Is there another way to access the control menu?

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    Martha

    Ok I got it to work. I just had to keep trying to get it right. Now I wish there was an option to start the session on the last used monitor, or making the controls menu easier to access. Nice app though! Keep up the good work.

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    Pawelsky

    Nice app, but how do I do right-click-drag?

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    Peter
    First of all, it is a great app. Many great features and amazing streaming. Love the product. For any system, give option to do old school way to control the cursor can temporary resolve a lot of confusion and limit the learning curve of using this software. (Old school way would be like TeamViwer or PokCloud. Your product s much better!) As for Mac, it really needs to support Mac gestures, Lion version for example, from 1 finger to 5 fingers. When iTunes runs in full screen mode in Lion, the top menu bar is hidden, how to show it? For "dock", we can use Com+Alt+D. I use "2-fingure" mouse over and it sort of works, but very difficult to achieve and very painful! Thank you and keep up the good work.
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    Mark Daniel Miller

    I just purchased Splashtop for my HP Touchpad...and while it's rather interesting...one of the things I was really hoping to use it for was streaming videos (from sources such as Netflix & Hulu) on my Touchpad when I'm on the road...but currently the video quality is too choppy to watch.

    I read that I could use a 3-finger tap on the Touchpad to set the video quality to "Smooth"...but the 3-finger tap does not work.  I have tried it a couple dozen times.  I even restarted Splashtop...restarted the Touchpad...retried the 3-finger tap...but it never works on my Touchpad.

    Help please??  Is the some secret mojo-magic required to get to the menu where I can set the video to "Smooth"?  Is there another way to bring up this menu other than the 3-finger tap (which never works on the HP Touchpad)?

    Thank you kindly!

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    Victor (Splashtop)

    @Mark 3-finger tap is not supported on the HP Touchpad currently because the WebOS environment did not support this.  We are investigating other ways to access these functions. 

    Other ways to improve video playback is to set your connection settings to 1024x768 instead of native resolution to reduce the data size being sent.

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    Nicole Espinoza

    Has anyone else had problems getting the "tap and drag" feature to work on their iphone? Is there some special trick to get it to work because it doesn't seem to be working for me..

     

    Thanks

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    Chris McAssey
    @Nicole. Yes, I have the same problem. Hoping to find a solution.
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    Chris McAssey
    @Nicole. @Nicole I found a work around if you are on a Mac. Bring up the keyboard and toggle on the command key. Then right click (double tap) and drag. Perhaps there is a similar windows work around.
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    Tracy McWilliams

    First, please add the image of the Nook Color controls.  They're slightly different than the Android controls.

    Second, I had trouble doing a window scroll on the NC for a while.  It kept doing the pinch-zoom action.  Until I figured out that the two-finger controls means "two fingers touching the screen at the same time anywhere on the screen".

    So, holding the NC in both hands, I used my thumbs to sweep up and down on opposite sides of the screen simultaneously.  Very simple and effective.

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    Robert Frye

    Mac. I'm having a great deal of difficulty getting drop down menus to work on my iPad. Especially ones that have submenus that normally open to the side. I'v tried about every combination of gestures that I can think of but usually can;t reach my destination (the menus simply close).

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    Amanda Jackson

    Hi, have just installed and paid for the anywhere option, screens come up nicely - however, it's not recognizing any touches or taps, so I can see my work machine but can't do anything.   I'm using an Asus Infinity TF700T 64GB.    Do I need to activate something?

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    Jaff

    @Amanda Jackson,

    Please get a specific support by opening another support ticket from this link: http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/anonymous_requests/new

    It's a different site, you may need to sign up again, sorry for this inconvenience.

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