So ~ I just purchased Splashtop!

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  1. SweetPoison

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    It is very cool to see my desktop on my iPad! The set up was very easy, especially if I can do it ~ anyone can.:eek::D

    It does distort my desktop screen though and I have not figured out how to move pages on the iPad ~ unless I use my mouse and what's the point of that.

    Seemed like the computer was controlling the iPad ~ unless I am just not getting it.

    Yet.:D
     
  2. gentlefury

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    Scrolling is 2 fingers. You can do everything on splash top.

    It will change your res to 1024x768 if that's what you mean by distort. It's so everything fits properly and is readable. If your desktop is windows based you can go into advanced settings and change it to native resolution. Then it won't change your desktop but you will have to zoom to see things clearly.
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    Oh I see. And yes, I am windowed based. Tell me ~do you always leave the app running on your computer desktop, or do you turn it off?

    I suppose one should leave it on....So I can access my desktop even away from home?
     
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    Yes, but you have to set up a 2nd connection for away from home. At home, Splashtop uses a local IP address, but away from home you'll need to use the one assigned by your ISP. You can find it by Googling "find my IP" or similar. As a security precaution, I've set Splashtop to prompt me for the password on that connection rather than input it automatically, so if my iPad goes missing the thief doesn't have access to my home PC.
     
  5. Hasty

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    Yep the server loads when windows boots and it has to remain running on your main machine all the time if you want to use it.
    That said I prefer to leave my macmini running 24/7 as there are fewer fans, heat and noise than my win 7 machines.
     
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    Thank You! Good information there. I would have never in a million years figured that one out!
     
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    Sounds decent. Does it support sound? Also, are videos appear slow and grainy?
     
  8. SweetPoison

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    I haven't really played much with it but I just took a picture of my desktop. It even shows the screensaver! I just thought that was so cool!


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  9. SweetPoison

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    I didn't know what you meant at first but now I do. Could you imagine if we didn't have a password?


    Shitums.
     
  10. Mickey330

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    Hey, Marie. Is your screensaver actual bubbles? If so ... me want! Where'd you get it?

    Ta.

    Marilyn
     

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