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 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.



Disconnect Connections From The Dashboard

Some time back we added the ability for Teams Enterprise customers to see in real time, all active connections to their team's computers from the dashboard. Today, we've added the ability that lets admins force disconnect a connection straight from the team dashboard. To force disconnect a connection, drill down to the active connection and then click the red X icon to disconnect the user. This will force disconnect the user's active session.

Filter and search computers and users

Filter and search computers

You can now quickly search and filter through computers and users on your team's dashboard. See which computers are currently online, offline or currently being used. In your team's dashboard click Computers.

Filter and search users

You can also filter between users This is useful when you want to quickly see which computers are online, offline, which computers are currently being used. In your team's dashboard click Users.

Save on Team Licenses by Disabling Remote Access for Users

You can now save on Jump Desktop for Team licenses by temporarily disabling remote access for users and administrators on a team. This is useful when a Team member goes on vacation, a production goes on hiatus or if you have an administrator on the team who does not need to connect to computers. When a user's remote access is disabled, they will no longer be able to connect to computers on the team and we'll stop billing for that user. Since Jump Desktop for Teams billing is prorated, you will never pay extra. You can re-enable a user's remote access anytime.

Administrators who have their remote access disabled will still be able to administer the team. This way you can have multiple administrators on the team without having to pay extra.

To disable a user's remote access visit your team's dashboard -> Users -> the user -> three dots on the top right -> Disable Remote Access. Similarly to enable remote remote access Users -> the user -> three dots on the top right -> Enable Remote Access.

How to install Jump Desktop Betas

How to access Jump Desktop for Teams Beta

Visit: https://beta-app.jumpdesktop.com

How to get Jump Desktop for Mac Beta 

Open up Jump Desktop and click Jump Desktop -> Preferences -> General -> Check For Beta Updates and then click Jump Desktop -> Check For Updates.

If you don't see the Check for Beta Updates, you'll need to download the web version of Jump Desktop for Mac from here: http://jumpdesktop.com/downloads/JumpDesktopMac.zip

How to get Jump Desktop for Windows Beta

Open open up Jump Desktop for Windows -> File -> Settings -> Updates -> Check the checkbox Beta Updates and click Check for updates.

How to get Jump Desktop for iOS Beta

Send us an email: support@jumpdesktop.com and let us know you want to be included in the Testflight iOS Public Betas.

How to get Jump Desktop Connect Beta

Most of the beta features require new Jump Desktop Connect apps on the host machines. To update to the beta, open up Jump Desktop Connect and then click Settings -> Updates -> Beta updates. Then click Check for updates.

Enforce Sign in duration for Teams

You can now configure how long team members can remain signed into Jump Desktop apps. Once the sign in duration elapses, team members will be automatically logged out from their Jump Desktop apps and will have to sign back in to initiate new connections. Automatic log out won't disconnect team members from existing remote desktop sessions but any new sessions will require signing back into their Jump Desktop account.

To enforce sign in duration for your team visit your Team's dashboard and click Security -> in the Sign in Duration section click Set Duration.

This feature is available for Teams Enterprise.

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