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!

Netflix Remote Control Now Available

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A Netflix remote control for Vectir is now available in the Vectir remote store. Click on the ‘Remote Store’ icon in the Vectir PC software, scroll down to Netflix and select install. The Netflix remote profile includes commands for Play/Pause, Fast forward, Rewind, Netflix volume, Master volume, Full screen and Back. Navigation commands along with remote mouse and keyboard are also included for searching and navigation through Netflix content.

Android users should also make sure they are running the latest version of the Vectir PC Remote Control app for full compatibility with all of the commands. This includes controlling Netflix volume with the Android phone or tablet volume buttons. The Netflix remote control is also fully compatible with Vectir PC Remote Control for Windows Phone and other platforms.

Vectir 3.7.3 is Released Featuring Remote Desktop and Keyboard Updates

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Vectir v3.7.3 is now available for PC, Windows Phone and Android. This release for Windows Phone adds the new remote desktop mouse mode. See this post for a description of how this feature works. Vectir 3.7.3 for Android adds remote desktop auto pan when moving the cursor beyond the visible area of the screen. This feature is also included in the Windows Phone release. Bluetooth updates are included in the latest release of the Vectir Android and Windows Phone apps. For Windows Phone this includes a fix for the problem on Nokia Lumia phones where Bluetooth could not re-connect after navigating away and back to the app.

Vectir v3.7.3 for PC includes a number of keyboard controller updates. Key held conditions are now correctly simulated when a remote key is held down. As a result, the “Enable key repeat” parameter is now obsolete and has been removed. A bug fix for some combination key presses that were not working correctly is also included. Also included in Vectir v3.7.3 for PC is a few updates to improve remote desktop performance. Users should also make sure they have the latest Windows Phone and Android clients installed to enable the remote desktop updates.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.7.3

  • Keyboard key held condition now simulated correctly
  • Enable key repeat parameter now obsolete
  • Key generation bug fixes
  • Remote desktop updates
  • 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 WP8 Remote Control App 3.1.0 Is Released

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Vectir WP8 Remote Control App 3.1.0 has passed certification and is now available in Windows Phone store. If you have a previous version installed, the Windows phone store app should now show an update. Alternatively you can search for Vectir remote from the app store on your Windows phone or download the xap from the Vectir remote control Windows phone store page.

Vectir version 3.1.0 for WP8 includes a number of minor bug fixes and updates for compatibility with Vectir server version 3.2.