Toolbar, gestures and keyboard input when remote controlling an Android device

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This page describes these common actions you can do when remote controlling an Android device. 

 

Toolbar

Once a remote session being established to an Android device from the Splashtop Business app, the in session toolbar will show those appropriate buttons for Android remote control. Splashtop Business app on different platform may have slightly different layout, but they have available controls in common. Here are screenshoots of Splashtop Business in session toolbar on different platforms: 

Windows and Mac

toolbar_en-US.png

Android

The bar when tapping the keyboard icon:

android-toolbar_en-US.png

The bar when tapping the < arrow icon:

android-toolbar-2_en-US.png

iOS

ios-toobar_en-US.png

 

Here the table of these buttons

Button Meaning
mceclip0.png mceclip1.png Disconnect the session
mceclip2.png Show local zoom options on Windows and Mac, for iOS and Android, you can use pinch to zoom in/out the remote view
mceclip3.png Maximize the session window
mceclip4.png Trigger the "Back" action on the Android device (it's only available when remote controlling is available)
mceclip5.png Trigger the "Home" action on the Android device (it's only available when remote controlling is available)
mceclip6.png Trigger the "Recent" action on the Android device (it's only available when remote controlling is available, and different version and device may interpret this icon differently)
mceclip7.png Trigger the "Menu" action on the Android device (it's only available when remote controlling is available)
mceclip8.png Record the session (only available on Windows, Mac, and Android)
mceclip9.png Start file transfer between the local device and the remote Android device (Only available on Windows, Mac and Android)
mceclip10.png Start chat between local device and the remote Android device
mceclip11.png mceclip12.png mceclip13.png Another actions, like start voice call

 

Gestures and Mouse

If remote controlling is available on the Android device, you can remote control the Android's screen with mouse and gestures (on iOS and Android). 

Mouse behavior

Action Simulated behavior
Left click Touch
Double click Two separated touch events
Right click <ignored>
Drag Drag
Wheel scroll Drag

Gesture behavior

Gesture Behavior
Touch mode (Default behavior on iOS and Android)
Tap Tap
Two finger drag Drag
One finger pan <it will pan the screen on local view, will not be sent to remote>
Pinch Zoom local view <it will not send the gesture to remote Android device>
When "One finger screen pan" option unchecked (Currently only available on Splashtop Business for Android)
Tap Tap
One finger drag Drag
When "Remote pinch" option checked (Currently only available on Splashtop Business for Android)
Pinch Remote content pinch behavior

 

Keyboard input

When you remote access the Android device, you may be in the following 

Scenario How to input? 
Remote control is not available (the session run in view only mode) You will not be able to input content on the remote Android from the local device
Remote control is enabled with extra addons on the Android device

You can use the following either way to input:

  • Use the remote Android side software keyboard
  • Use the local device's keyboard
Remote control is enabled with Accessibility on the Android device

You can use the following way to input: 

  • Use the remote Android side software keyboard
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