Vectir 3.8.3 is Released

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Vectir 3.8.3 for PC and smartphone platforms is now available. This version includes a number of updates for Windows 10 including a keyboard controller update and virtual keyboard/mouse driver update. On some Windows 10 installations the option for installing the virtual keyboard/mouse driver was disabled. This has been fixed in the 3.8.3 installer.

The remote desktop feature has also been updated to reduce network traffic when the desktop image is static. This update requires the latest version of the Vectir mobile app for Android, Windows Phone and Kindle (3.8.3).

Memory problems that became apparent designing remote profiles for the 1440×2560 resolution have also been resolved with the latest PC version.

Version 3.8.3 of the Vectir Windows Phone app also fixes remote profile rendering problems that were present on Nokia Lumia devices with the soft keyboard enabled.

Mobile version 3.8.3 also includes an update to make the file browser remember the last directory when closed. This can be helpful when navigating down to a directory to choose music to play.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.8.3:

  • Remote desktop network bandwidth reduced (requires client 3.8.3)
  • Keyboard controller updated for changes in Windows 10
  • Virtual keyboard/mouse driver updated for changes in Windows 10
  • Windows 10 related bug fixes
  • Remote profile designer memory usage reduced
  • Remote profile designer bug fixes
  • ‘Open with application’ file browser command added to Windows plugin
  • Network protocol updates ready for iOS client (still a few weeks away)
  • Minor bug fixes

All focus now shifts back to iOS app development. Apologies to everybody waiting for the iOS version – it will be ready asap!

Vectir 3.8 is Released

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Vectir 3.8 is now available. This version includes seven new language translations (Arabic, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Russian and Vietnamese). The Spanish and Portuguese translations have also been updated. Thank you to everybody who helped with the translations! More of the program has also been updated to make it more translatable including the default remote profiles.

A new remote profile group for the 1440×2560 resolution and above has also been included in Vectir 3.8. The remote profile memory use has also been reduced.

A number of minor bug fixes and updates including fixing remote desktop support for XP users has also been included in the latest release.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.8:

  • 7 new language translations added (Arabic, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Russian and Vietnamese)
  • Existing translations updated (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Remote profiles updated to use less memory
  • Remote desktop fixed on Windows XP
  • Minor bug fixes

Vectir 3.7.1 is Released Featuring Remote Desktop Mouse Mode

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Vectir 3.7.1 with support for a new remote desktop mouse mode is now available. From Vectir Remote Control client version 3.7.2 there will be two remote desktop modes. The first mode “Touchscreen” will operate exactly as the remote desktop has worked up until now. The new “Mouse” mode lets the user drag the mouse pointer to the desired location and then tap to click. Panning the screen in the mouse mode is achieved by dragging three fingers. Pinch to zoom is common to both mouse modes. In the new mouse mode a custom mouse cursor is rendered locally in the Vectir client app. There are two new remote desktop settings for choosing the mouse cursor size and color. A new setting has also been added for remote desktop long press functionality. The two options are ‘drag item’ and ‘right click’.

The Spotify plugin in Vectir 3.7.1 has also been updated to fix problems with the latest version of Spotify. Album, artist and playlist search and play is now working again along with remote volume, shuffle and repeat commands.

For compatibility with the latest remote desktop mouse mode users should install Vectir client version 3.7.2 or later. This is available now for Android and should be available by the end of the week for Windows Phone. In-app purchases for Vectir full version licenses is also now possible with the latest Vectir Remote control Android app.

Vectir 3.5.1 is Released Featuring Remote Desktop Updates

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Vectir Remote Control 3.5.1 featuring remote desktop updates is now available. This version is focused on improving remote desktop performance in the Vectir Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 apps. Desktop navigation and zoom commands are now sent over the UDP channel if available for improved performance. Version 3.5.1 of the Vectir Remote Control app now includes settings for maximum FPS (Frames Per Second) and zoom sensitivity. Vectir remote desktop in earlier versions was fixed at 10 FPS. The new FPS setting sets the maximum FPS with a range of 4-24 for remote desktop but does not necessarily mean your desktop will be streamed at this rate. If you are using Vectir with Bluetooth remote control or your network is slow the actual FPS may be slower than the max FPS setting. Remember that a higher FPS may result in higher power consumption. The zoom sensitivity setting was necessary due to the rapid zoom rate realized by sending desktop commands over the UDP channel. New remote desktop commands for two finger scrolling, Zoom 100% monitor 1, Zoom 100% monitor 2 and Send ESC have also been added.

The full version of Vectir Remote Control has also been updated to convert to free version functionality when the trial period has finished. The free version has also been updated to enable more features when used with version 3.5.1 of the Vectir Remote Control client app.

Version 3.5.1 of the Vectir client app should now be available in the Android and Windows Phone app stores. It will be available in the BlackBerry app world as soon as it has passed certification.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.5.1:

  • Remote desktop performance updates
  • New remote desktop client commands
  • WiFi server updates
  • Full version now converts to free version at end of trial period
  • More functionality in free version (client version 3.5.1 or later)