Using the Controls Menu Bar for iOS clients


The "Controls" menu is where advanced in-session controls can be found.  To bring up the "Controls" menu shown below, please perform either of the following gestures:

1. Three-finger tap on iPad screen during a connected session.

2. Tap on the '^' button located on lower right corner during a connected session.


These 9 buttons are explained below in order of their appearance on the menu (from left to right). 


  • Disconnects the current session and goes back to the list of computers.


  • Opens the Hints screen of Gestures.

Lock orientation

  • Provides the capability to lock or unlock the orientation to either Portrait or Landscape.

Sharp or Smooth

  • Provides two video modes; sharp (default) and smooth video rendering.
  • Sharp mode gives clearer display quality, Smooth mode gives faster streaming performance but consumes much CPU power of computer.

Trackpad mode

  • Trackpad mode allows the user to perform gestures that simulate mouse manipulations with left-click or right-click.  It's good to open the hidden bar like Windows Task Bar or Mac Task Bar.

Switch Display

  • Provides switching to and back from your secondary monitor if your computer has more than one display/monitor attached.

Arrow Keys

  • Provides an arrow pad for ease of operation on applications.


  • Opens the virtual keyboard or blue-tooth keyboard if has been connected.

 Control Bar Off

  • Hides the Controls menu bar.

NOTE:  The iPad, with iOS 4.3 or later, is capable of configuring the "Side Switch" to either Lock Rotation or Mute.

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