Dynamic Frame Rate Control For Fluid

You can now adjust how quickly Fluid will send display updates remote computer. By default Fluid tries to target 60 frames per second (fps) for a smooth experience. You can now dynamically change this while connected. This is quite useful when you want to save CPU or bandwidth. Switching to 30fps roughly cuts the bandwidth and cpu requirements in half. 

To change the frame rate for Fluid connections connect to a computer and click Remote -> Framerate and select a frame rate. Jump will automatically adjust the frame rate dynamically. 

Framerate controls for Jump Desktop for Mac


Mouse Cursor Locking For Games and 3D Apps

You can now lock the mouse cursor while connected to a remote machine. This makes it possible to play 3D first person shooters and certain 3D graphics apps that rely on mouse delta movements.  

To enable mouse pointer locking, connect to the remote computer using Fluid and then click Remote -> Lock Mouse Cursor

To unlock the cursor press and hold the ESC key on your keyboard.

Playing DOOM Eternal over Jump Desktop. Warning: Graphic Content.

Cloudless Fluid Connections

Jump Desktop Connect and Jump Desktop for Mac now support completely cloudless Fluid connections. This means that you can now use Fluid without any cloud dependencies. This is useful for environments that require super-high security or otherwise don't have access to the internet.

Limitations of Cloudless Fluid Connections

  • Important Security note: Team Access Control restrictions do not apply to manual connections. You are responsible for all firewall and security surrounding the connection. The connection to the machine will be allowed access as long as they can connect to the machine's IP address and they know a local user name and password. The connection will be encrypted end-to-end.
  • Only available on Teams Enterprise plans.

How to Enable Cloudless Fluid On The Remote Computer

There are two ways to enable Cloudless Fluid Connections - you can use either way:

1. In your Team's dashboard use the Lock down settings feature. Specifically you'll need to turn on the Manual Fluid Connections option:

2. Alternative way if the computer does not have any access to the cloud: Open up Jump Desktop Connect on the remote computer and then click the Settings icon -> Advanced -> CHECK Fluid -> CHECK Manual Fluid Connections.


How to Connect to Computers With Cloudless Fluid Enabled

You can connect to cloudless fluid using Jump Desktop for Mac by creating a new Manual connection: 

  1. Open up Jump Desktop for Mac. Make sure you're running Jump Desktop for Mac 8.6 or later.
  2. Make sure you are signed in your Teams Enterprise account. This will unlock the Cloudless Fluid feature.
  3. Click File -> Add New.
  4. You should now see a new Fluid option in the Type area. Click Fluid and enter the machine's IP address to connect.


New Multi-Monitor Experience for Fluid

We've completely re-written how multi-monitor works when connecting via Fluid. This is game changing for users with multiple monitors. No seriously...

Jump Desktop now supports opening up your remote displays in separate windows simultaneously. This makes it possible for you to arrange the remote computer's displays anyway you want. For example - if you have 3 monitors on your local machine and 2 on the remote machine, you can now use 2 monitors to view the remote machine and the other monitor for your emails, Slack, Zoom etc.

Together with the new restore windows feature and Fluid's automatic display resolution matching this makes an amazing multi-monitor experience.

To start using the new multi-monitor experience for fluid:

  1. Open up Jump Desktop for Mac. 
  2. Connect to your machine and then click View -> Displays In Separate Windows.

You'll then see windows for each remote display. Arrange the windows however you like - go full-screen move it side by side, or even close a window if you don't want to see that monitor - it's up to you. The next time you connect to the same machine Jump will remember your windows positions and arrange it automatically.