Jump Desktop for Mac 8.9.23 Beta

We've made notable improvements in the way we handle connection windows in 'Displays in Separate Windows' mode. We're opting for a strategy that reuses existing windows instead of closing and re-opening windows. This is particularly beneficial when using virtual monitors.

Stylus remoting has seen a significant upgrade, delivering precision and accuracy like never before. Also, we've added an option to disable stylus remoting on the client side. If you wish to disable stylus remoting,  connect to the machine and click Remote => Uncheck Stylus.

We've amped up our compatibility with Adobe Photoshop, specifically improving the way we handle mouse cursors.

We've also implemented various stability and performance enhancements.

Your feedback is invaluable to us. Please don't hesitate to reach out to support@jumpdesktop.com if you have any questions.

To update to the beta channel, open up Jump Desktop for Mac and then click Jump Desktop -> Settings -> General -> Updates -> Check the Beta Updates and then click Jump Desktop -> Check For Updates. If you don't see the Check for Beta Updates option, you'll need to download the web version of Jump Desktop for Mac from here: http://jumpdesktop.com/downloads/JumpDesktopMac.zip

Jump Desktop for Mac 8.9.16

This is a bug fix release which fixes an issue with 'Fullscreen on All Windows' and 'Lock Mouse Cursor' not working correctly. This release also improves startup performance improvements for 1000s of machines.

Jump Desktop for Mac 8.9.11

This is a bug fix release. 

Notable issues fixed:

  • "Fullscreen on All Windows" could not be selected for RDP connections
  • Apple Silicon optimizations when running multiple simultaneous Fluid connections
  • Adds an option in Preferences to enable the Apple Menu
  • Stability

Privacy Mode for Fluid

Privacy Mode for Fluid blanks out the host machine's physical displays and blocks inputs from physical keyboard and mice attached to the machine. Privacy mode will also automatically lock computer after a user's 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. 

To enable privacy mode connect to your machine and click Remote -> Privacy Mode.

Teams users can also enforce Privacy Mode via Connect Settings:

Privacy Mode is currently available when connecting from a Mac to a Windows or Mac machine.

Virtual Displays

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 (see below for limitations). 

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 for extra clarity! 

To get started: 

Connect to your machine and click Displays -> Virtual Monitor and select the number of virtual displays to use. Once virtual displays are engaged Jump will replace the host's physical monitors with virtual monitors. You can resize virtual monitors by simply resizing your local Jump Desktop windows.


Virtual Monitor support current works when connecting from a Mac to a Windows 10 or macOS 10.14+ machine. A Teams Enterprise subscription is required to enable 2 or more virtual monitors.

Host Platform
Supported Virtual Monitors
Apple Silicon Macs
up to 4 virtual monitors
Windows 10 or later
up to 4 virtual monitors
Intel macOS 10.15 or later
up to 3 virtual monitors
Intel macOS 10.14
1 virtual monitor

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.

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