Jump Desktop Beta 8.8.17

  • 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 6.7.56 alpha on the host / remote machine: https://jumpdesktop.com/downloads/connect/JumpDesktopConnect-6.7.56.dmg 
    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.


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.


Maximum Bandwidth control for Fluid Connections

Jump Desktop's Fluid protocol automatically monitors available bandwidth and dynamically adjusts bandwidth usage and image quality while you use the connection. By default Jump uses a maximum of 20mbps for Fluid connections. 

There are times when you want to override the maximum 20mbps default. For example, if you know you're on a slow connection, you can turn down the default to 5 or 10mbps. 

How it works: When you lower maximum bandwidth, Jump will automatically lower image quality during complicated screen updates and automatically boost image quality to high when there is left over bandwidth available. This way you get the best of both worlds: lower bandwidth usage while maintaining high image quality. It works seamlessly and without user intervention. Try it out!

You can now set Maximum Bandwidth for each connection. Connect to the computer and then click Remote -> Maximum Bandwidth menu for Fluid connections and select a maximum.

Bandwidth above 20mbps is currently available for Teams Enterprise customers. Warning: Increasing bandwidth above 20mbps will put a strain on your network and may make things worse if your network isn't designed to handle it. Please speak to your administrator before increasing bandwidth above 20mbps.




Lower latency and higher quality audio streaming

We've worked super-hard on reducing audio latency for Fluid connections. It was already low, but we've managed to cut the latency in half of what it was before. This means you'll have better sync between audio and video while working remotely.

For customers subscribed to Teams Enterprise edition, the quality of audio streaming for Fluid will automatically be increased to a level where the quality of the audio stream is virtually indistinguishable from uncompressed audio. This means higher fidelity audio when connecting to remote machines.

Observe Mode

Jump Desktop for Mac now supports a new Observe mode that prevents sending keyboard and mouse input to the remote computer. 

Great for when someone else is in the driving seat and you simply want to observe their actions.

To toggle Observe mode, connect to the remote computer and then click Remote -> Observe Only.

 

Stylus Support

Unleash your creativity. Jump Desktop now supports sending pressure, tilt and rotation information from a stylus to the remote computer. No drivers required.  

Requires Teams Enterprise subscription and Jump Desktop Connect 6.5.x. This feature is only available for the Mac at the moment.

Jump Audio Drivers for Mac

Jump Desktop Connect 6.5.x now ships it's very own high quality, low latency audio drivers for Mac. Third party drivers are no longer needed to stream audio from a Mac (though we will still support third party audio drivers).

The drivers are automatically installed when you install Jump Desktop Connect 6.5.x or later. Once installed you will see a new audio device called Jump Desktop Audio. Any audio sent to this device will be streamed to the Jump Desktop client.

The new audio drivers are compatible with macOS 10.10+ on Intel and Apple Silicon.

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