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    Patrick Mast

    Is Fluid 2.0 ready yet? Can we beta test to help?

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    Jump Desktop Support (Edited )

    Thanks for the comments folks. I'm sorry if we're not rolling out features fast enough. I can tell you that resolution switching, remote audio, remote file sharing and WOL are top priority Fluid features at the moment that we will be implementing incrementally. 

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    Jason Law

    How close are we to getting Audio on Fluid? Has beta started for Fluid 2.0 yet?

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    Ch Ka

    @Jump Desktop Support: I think Sebastian raised a valid point here. I'm interested in using jump desktop to connect to a machine which i do not want to have any direct access to the internet.

    I think the possibility to use your cloud setup to traverse any kind of Firewall / NAT-Router is a nice and easy solution for many people. It seems that there is a trend to put as much as possible "in the cloud",  however IMHO many remote desktop users are fairly advanced users and i guess lots of them actually care about having control over everything in their local network like i do. I would also say that remote desktop is one of the most sensitive / critical things one could do with respect to security.

    Due to Jump Desktops lack of supporting RDPs inherent acceleration RemoteFX, i would really love to use Fluid. However being forced to use a cloud service in this case is a no-go for me.

    Can you tell us if you have plans to supporting direct fluid connections (or RemoteFX) in the future? In case you need testers here you can for sure add me o the list :-)

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    Jordan Zimmitti

    Hi, is Fluid 2.0 released yet? I would really like the feature to up the resolution when running fluid on my mac to remote into my windows server. If not, is there a release date set in mind? thanks

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    John Ficke

    I too, like Ch Ka, would love to see a cloudless version of Fluid. I prefer to connect to my home router through a VPN - that only I control. This leaves my home network safely tucked behind an aggressive firewall, unless I and I alone connect via OpenVPN - giving me full access to all of my network, and the machines therein.

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    Jump Desktop Support

    Automatic remote resolution switching will be part of Fluid 2.0. Is your remote server headless by any chance? Fluid 2.0 will still be limited to resolutions available on the remote computer's graphics card. So the experience will not be exactly like RDP (which can basically mimic any resolution).

     

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    James Cooke

    Just downloaded the app today. Installed on my iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and MacBook Pro. Am I missing something, or is there still no audio? I find the settings for audio, they're all turned on by default, but I still only get sound through the remote machine, not through the local machine. 

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    Nick Weber
    Loving Jump; totally worth the price - just wondering if there is an ETA for audio support for Fluid?
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    Jin Lee

    one more comment.

    We are testing Fluid on 3 type of Intel NUC mini PC.

    NUC5i5MYHE gen5 i5 2 core 4 thread


    NUC7i7BNH gen7 i7 2 core 4 thread

    NUC7PJYH gen7 pentium silver 4 core 4 thread

     

    What i realized via test, Fluid using a lot of CPU power but not much GPU.

    All of these CPU support quick sync.

    Fluid support quick sync and HW acceleration for intel GPUs?

     

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    Jon Price (Edited )

    Hi,

    I'm having an issue where I'm trying to log into a Windows 10 machine on my local network that is logged in with a domain account, I can log in with RDP but not with Fluid. I'm connecting from Android.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jon

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    Jump Desktop Support

    File Sharing via clipboard isn't supported at the moment, however we're actively working on this for Fluid 2.0. 

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    Jump Desktop Support

    It doesn't support remote audio yet, but we plan on adding it very soon.

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    Christopher Purdy

    Maybe you guys could release a display driver for windows that has the resolutions for common tablets? 

    I just used the generic VGA adapter with the fluid device (my ipad pro) as the third display and used the max resolution and it was close (2560x1536) but 2880x1800 wasn't available as a mode...  its better than nothing, but a new device driver with that mode available would be a good start, right?

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    Dylan Mellor

    It seems unlikely now, however, is there any chance that a Wake-on-LAN feature might be coming anytime soon? And I'd like to check out the beta, I'll shoot support an email to that effect. 

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    Ram

    Hi Felix,

    Isthis tool https://github.com/xzhih/one-key-hidp also able to set the resolution to 1194x834 (HiDPI)? That's the HiDPI resolution of my iPad Pro 11"

    And I also noticed that most of the documentation is in Chinese. How do I install this tool?

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Phillip: We're working on Fluid 2.0 and we'll try and add this. Join our beta testing group if you'e interested in testing it out once it's available. Email: support@jumpdesktop.com.

     

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    Scott Gratias

    Have tried fluid from my MAC to my office computers that are running w7 64bit and the connection was fantastic speed and response.  The only problem I can't figure out how to see my other monitor.  I only can see my one main screen.

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    Chris Aiken

    Just a FYI — Windows ALT-TAB (Option-Tab on a Apple keyboard) doesn’t seem to work on Fluid, even though it works fine on RDP.  This is the single thing keeping me from using Fluid.  Bug fix please?

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Rob: We just released Jump Desktop PC Viewer 7.0.3 Beta that fixes the issue you're hitting. Can you please try downloading it from here: https://jumpdesktop.com/downloads/jdwin

    @Matt: We're planning on expanding clipboard support in Fluid so that you can drag and drop files to/from the remote machine. Would this work for you?

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    David Razorsek

    In the FAQ there was a question; "Q: Why can't I automatically set the remote resolution to match my local monitor / device like RDP?"

    I'm still only able to connect to one of my remote servers at 1024 x 768, but when I use the RDP connection it is beautiful and more more higher resolution. In the answer it says this feature is being worked on but it seems like that was a long time ago now. Are there any updates? Is this feature still being worked on?

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @ch.ka: We've had a lot of interest for providing a cloudless version of Fluid and this is on our radar. I'm not sure if this is going to make it into 2.0, but this is definitely one of the things we plan to implement in the short to medium term. RemoteFX support for RDP: This is coming too - again, I unfortunately don't have a timeline, but it is planned and will be added.

    @christopher: Fluid 2.0 will support file transfer via the clipboard. We just couldn't fit that many things into the first release of Fluid. That being said - you can still use VNC or RDP with Jump Desktop Connect: Open up Jump Desktop Connect and click the settings icons. Then click 'Advanced' and turn on RDP or VNC. Make sure you have RDP / VNC configured on the computer. 

    @jason: Internal work has started on Fluid 2.0. We don't have a public beta yet though. If you're interested shoot us an email: support@jumpdesktop.com

    @chris: Alt+Tab works with Fluid when connecting to Windows (or even Macs). This is not a known issue. Can you please shoot us an email: support@jumpdesktop.com . Let us know which version of Windows you're connecting to and which device (iOS/Android/Mac/Windows), you're connecting FROM.

     

     

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    Chris Connor

    Little bug ... can't work out how it's only me though ... can't get games to work in Full Screen I just get mess like -

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nf0tzt9fq1ivmki/Screenshot%202015-11-21%2009.11.31.png?dl=0

    Any thoughts and how can I help to squash this bug?

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    Jump Desktop Support (Edited )

    Hi Folks,

    Just an update on how Fluid is coming along:  over the past year we've added the following features to Fluid:

    1. Collaborative Screen Sharing using the new jumpto.me:// URLs. This was released as part of Connect 6.0.

    2. Password-less logins (via 'Ask to Share Screen' button) (Connect 6.0).

    3. Remote mouse pointer updates.

    4. Underneath the covers work: Reliability and infrastructure work to make Fluid more expandable for our future plans.

    As you can see we're continuing to add more features to Fluid at a regular pace.

    Would it be better if we open up an area where users can request and vote for Fluid features?

     

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    Matt Winer
    @Support yeah that would likely work if you can get it to work for a Mac connecting to a PC. The RDP network share works great since I can store all my utilities and scripts in my share so I don't have to copy everything to the remote machines. But a copy/paste , drag/drop, or something along those lines would be a great start.
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    Jordan Zimmitti

    Very happy to hear, I will be using fluid once the resolution switching is available. Can't wait!!

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    Felix

    Hi Ram,

    yes it should work, at least Ive tried 1194x834 myself already for a friend!

    You have to disable SIP (just google it if you never heard of it) and then you have to run the command like explained on the github site.

    Nevertheless Ive got an error saying SIP wouldnt be disabled, which was definitely the case. So Ive downloaded the script, and searched for the part where it is checking if SIP is disabled. Turned out that it did look for an different kind of output when ckecking for SIP. So I just changed it to *disabled* and after that it ran totally fine. If you also get an error saying SIP is enabled and dont know how to modify the script, I can of course send you my version but I would try the official one first.

    While running the script you have to choose "Manual input resolution" (before that just 1 for enabling HiDPI and the second step depends on your machine) where you then can enter 1194x834 and maybe all the other high resolutions you wanna use on your Mac. Im not sure right now whether existing HiDPI resolutions would vanish after running the script when not entering them in manual mode. Should be a little bit of try and error, but 1194x834 definitely works in the end and I was always able to restore the original config.

    You should also use a tool like Display Menu (App Store) or RDM (Retina Display Manager) to easily select the 1194x834 resolution. Alternatively you can see all resolutions in the macOS monitor settings https://osxdaily.com/2015/08/27/show-all-display-resolutions-external-screen-mac/

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    Sebastian Kranz (Edited )

    What Port does Fluid use? How do can I set up a connection through Port-Forwarding?

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Jay Linux support: Yes, we do plan on adding Linux support, however this is in our medium term plans.

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Scott: To switch between monitors in the menu bar click Remote -> Displays. 

    @Chris: Fullscreen games sometimes don't work correctly (this happens with some games, not all). The solution is to run in Windowed mode at the moment (that will always fix the issue).

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