Jump Desktop for Mac Beta: 8.9

We're excited to announce several new beta features for Jump Desktop: virtual displays, privacy mode, higher quality audio streaming, and pixel perfect mouse scrolling. 

Note: Before you get started, you'll need beta versions of Jump Desktop and Jump Desktop Connect. See below on how to get started with this.

Virtual Displays for Fluid lets you extend your remote session beyond the physical limits of your host's displays. You can now create up to 4 virtual displays during a remote session. Virtual displays support arbitrary resolutions and can match your local display layout perfectly. This is perfect for working with multiple monitors without having to worry about how many monitors are attached to the remote host. Virtual Monitors also support Retina mode to extra clarity! Connect to your machine and click Displays -> Virtual Monitor.

Privacy Mode for Fluid lets you blank out the host machine's physical displays and block any inputs from physical keyboard and mice attached to the machine. It will also automatically lock computer after the remote session ends. This is perfect for when you need to remotely work on sensitive documents and media. Great for shared environments and hybrid work workflows. To enable privacy mode connect to your machine and click Remote -> Privacy Mode.

Higher quality audio streaming for Fluid lets you enjoy crystal clear audio for your remote session. Fluid's audio quality was already very high, but we've double bandwidth allocated to audio. Requires Teams Enterprise.

Pixel perfect mouse scrolling for Fluid lets you scroll smoothly and accurately on any screen, even on high-resolution Retina displays. 

We hope you enjoy these new features!

Requirements for Virtual Monitor Support on host machine:

  • Windows hosts: Windows 10 or later. Windows supports up to 4 virtual monitors.
  • MacOS: macOS 10.14 or later required.
    • macOS 10.14 supports one virtual monitor. 
    • macOS 10.15+ on Intel Macs supports up to 3 virtual monitors. 
    • macOS on Apple Silicon supports up to 4 virtual monitors.

How to get started:

Install Jump Desktop Connect 6.8.75 or later on the host machine: 

2. Enrol in the macOS Jump Desktop Beta:

  • Install Jump Desktop for Mac 8.9.6 beta: Make sure you are using the non-App Store version of Jump Desktop and then click Jump Desktop -> Preferences -> CHECK 'Beta Updates' and then click Help -> Check for Updates.

Jump Desktop for Mac 8.8.28

This release includes the following new features and fixes:

Retina Support for Fluid


We've added Retina support for Fluid connections. There are some limitations at the moment thought: It's supported when connecting from a Mac with a retina screen, ideally to another Mac with a retina screen. To get started with Retina mode:

  1. Make sure you're connecting from a Mac with a Retina display and make sure the remote Mac also has support for retina.
  2. After you connect click Remote -> Displays -> Use Retina Resolution.

Please note: Retina mode requires up to 4x the number of pixels and will have a performance impact on connections. You can toggle this mode and or off any time.

Microphone Forwarding for Fluid

Jump Desktop now supports microphone redirection for Fluid connections. Not only can you stream audio from the machine you're connecting to, you can now also send high quality, low latency audio to the machine. At the moment this supported when connecting from a Mac to another Mac. 

To get started with with microphone redirection:

  1. Make sure you're connecting from a Mac (Windows support will be added soon)
  2. After you connect click Remote -> Audio -> Send Audio and select a local device to start recording from.
  3. On the remote / host mac, the audio will play on the Jump Desktop Microphone device.

Jump Desktop Beta 8.8.28

In 8.8.28:

  • Fixed: Fullscreen fixes for Catalina

In 8.8.27:

  • Fixed: Fullscreen display fixes when windows go fullscreen in the same space
  • Fixed: Fullscreen shortcut not working on Monterey
  • Fixed: Shortcuts stop working in multi-display fullscreen mode
  • Stability

In 8.8.26:

  • Stability and bug fixes

In 8.8.23:

  • Fixes for full screen display problems on macOS 12 Monterey
  • Updated Jump Desktop icon. Vote for the new icon here
  • Performance and bug fixes
  • Fix for regression in 8.8.22 with 'Fullscreen on all displays'

In 8.8.21:

  • New: Microphone redirection support for Fluid connections. You can now send audio to the machine you're connecting to. At the moment this supported when connecting from a Mac to another Mac. 
    1. Make sure you're running Jump Desktop Connect 6.7.65 beta.
    2. Make sure you're connecting from a Mac
    3. After you connect click Remote -> Audio -> Send Audio and select a local device to start recording from.
    4. On the remote / host mac, the audio will play on the Jump Desktop Microphone device.
  • New: Options to always start connections in 'Observe Only' mode and turn of Fluid's resolution matching for all connections. Open up Jump Desktop -> Preferences -> General -> Connections
  • Fixes for playing audio through Bluetooth headphones.
  • New: Retina mode for Fluid connections. At the moment only supported when connecting from a Mac with a retina screen to another Mac with a retina screen. 
    1. Make sure you're running Jump Desktop Connect 6.7.65 beta on the host.
    2. Make sure you're connecting from a Mac with a Retina display and make sure the remote Mac also has support for retina.
    3. After you connect click Remote -> Displays -> Use Retina Resolution.

Please note: Retina mode requires up to 4x the number of pixels an may have a performance impact on connections. 

  • Keyboard input modifier fixes.
  • Stability and performance fixes.
  • By popular demand, we've restored the old Jump Desktop icon. Thank you everyone for your feedback. We're going back to the drawing board.


On Premise Relay Server

Starting with Jump Desktop Connect 6.7.42 you can run on-premise, high availability relay servers. Relay servers allow you to control how Jump Desktop traffic is routed through your infrastructure and isolate traffic to a specific host. All traffic is run through a specific set of UDP ports so you can control exactally what goes in and out and apply proper QoS if needed. You can use on-premise relay servers for better performance and increased security.

To get started, see the On-Premise Relay documentation.



Jump Desktop For Mac 8.8.16

In this release we've added the following features:

Note for users who have downloaded Jump Desktop from the App Store: We have submitted the update to Apple and are awaiting approval.

Live Performance Stats for Fluid

Jump can now show real-time connection statistics for Fluid connections. Connection stats include the average ping time to the machine, packet loss and the type of connection Jump has established to the machine. This is useful info when diagnosing performance problems. 

To turn on live stats click Help -> Show Fluid Connection Stats. After turning this on, an overlay will appear on the bottom right hand corner of all connection windows.


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