Vectir 3.7.6 featuring support for a new virtual Windows keyboard has been released. The new virtual keyboard is included with the latest Vectir app for Android and Windows Phone 8. Both Vectir PC server and mobile app version 3.7.6 should be installed for compatibility with this feature. All important Windows keys are now accessible as the same time as the devices virtual keyboard. The new keys include Ctrl, Shift, Alt, Win, Tab, Esc, Home, End, Page up, Page down, Ins, Plus, Minus, Arrow and function keys. It is now also possible to correctly simulate alt + tab key presses remotely.
Also included in the latest Vectir server is a new sub-remote mode. The two sub-remote modes are link and reload. Link mode will operate just like the existing version where sub-remotes can be linked down to n levels. Back navigation will navigate back through the remotes. The new reload mode will replace the existing remote in back navigation. Back navigation from a sub-remote loaded with in reload mode will go back to the main remote profile list or the homescreen.
The Spotify plugin has also received some updates including changes to make the starred tracks playlist available again.
Summary of updates in Vectir 3.7.6:
- Support for extended keyboard in latest mobile app
- New sub-remote mode added
- Spotify updates and bug fixes
- Minor bug fixes
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 3.7 is now available complete with a new Remote Store feature. The Remote Store lets you browse and install Vectir remote profiles. To celebrate the release of the Remote Store the following new remote profiles have been developed – Chrome remote control and YouTube remote control. You will find these remotes available in the remote store. Chrome remote control provides over 20 commands for the Chrome web browser. The YouTube remote control provides remote control for all YouTube player commands and will work in any web browser. The remote store will also install Vectir plugins if required by the remote profile to be installed.
To facilitate the new remote store, Vectir plugins are now store under the following path %ProgramData%\Incendo Technology\Vectir\Plugins. Plugin developers should copy their plugins to the appropriate plugin folder under the new path.
Another new feature in Vectir 3.7 is the Device Manager. The device manager keeps track of your connected devices and optionally lets you rename them. This can be useful when two identical devices are connected. The Remote Store uses the Device Manager for showing which remotes are installed for each device. The Device Manager is available under the Tools menu.
For full compatibility with the new Device Manager feature, a new version of the Vectir Android and Windows Phone mobile apps is available (v3.7). This version should be available in our app store either immediately or within the next day or two. A unique device ID is now generated for each device and sent to the server to be saved against the device in the device manager.
Summary of updates in Vectir 3.7
- Remote Store added
- Device Manager added
- Plugins now stored under %ProgramData%\Incendo Technology\Vectir\Plugins
- Desktop remote now renders text cursor
- Keyboard plugin updated
- Winamp plugin bug fixes
- Spotify plugin bug fixes
Vectir 3.5.2 is now available complete with full Spotify Remote Control. A dedicated Spotify plugin is included with this release that makes it possible to remotely control all of the main Spotify player features. Supported Spotify remote control commands include Play/Pause, Next track, Previous track, Volume and Seek track position. Menu features include Track search, Artist search, Album search, Playlist browsing for user playlists, Starred tracks, Top lists, Genres and Moods.
Existing users will need to import the correct Spotify remote profile for your device. Users installing Vectir 3.5.2 for the first time will have the Spotify remote control profile pre-loaded ready to go.
Vectir server version 3.5.2 also includes a few bug fixes and minor updates. Here is a summary of all changes in this release:
- Full Spotify remote control support added (Spotify plugin included in build)
- Remote desktop initial zoom setting fixed
- Remote profile design surface re-rendered when full screen remote setting enabled in Android app
- Fixed problems when running Vectir under multiple Windows accounts
- Menu configuration changes detected and reflected in Vectir mobile app
- Minor bug fixes
You can either download and install Vectir 3.5.2 from the PC software download page or wait for the auto-update feature in the Vectir PC software to discover the new release.
No changes were required in the Vectir mobile app for this release. A new version of the mobile app for Android and Windows Phone 8 will be available soon featuring phone events.