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 Interact Live

 

View and control your PC from anywhwere. While using the feature, keystrokes made on the phone will be sent to the PC, and you can control the PC's mouse using the devices touch-screen.

Interact Live displays the PC's screen on the Android device, so you do not need to be within view of the PC to use this feature.

Perfect for controlling your home PC from a different room, providing report support to another user or, working from the beach, or using your PC's browser from your phone so you can access Flash.

Note: New configurations have been added to allow you to pick which hardware button controls which feature. Descriptions below are based on the default button mappings, but may vary if you have changed them. To change the mappings, press Menu right after running the application, choose Settings, and make your changes.

Mouse Operation


Interact Live has three modes of mouse input: Touch, Cursor, and Full Cursor mode.

Touch-mode

This is the default mode, and the only mode that does not show a cursor. When you tap the screen, a click is sent to the PC at the location of the tap. Double-tap to double-click, and long-tap to right-click.

The program is in Touch mode any time the cursor is not visible.

Cursor-mode

This mode is only available to devices with a track-ball. When in this mode, a cursor shows that is controlled with the track ball. Click the mouse where the cursor is by clicking the track ball, or by tapping the screen.

When in cursor mode, the same three gestures (tap, double-tap, and long-tap) work as they do in touch mode, only they use the location of the cursor rather than the location of your finger.

The program is in Cursor mode if the cursor as made visible by moving the track ball. Note that the program returns to touch mode any time you pan or zoom using your finger(s).

Full Cursor-mode

Press the Search button to enter this mode. When in this mode, a cursor shows that is controlled by dragging your finger on the screen. Click the mouse where the cursor is by tapping anyplace on the screen or by pressing the Track-ball or D-Pad.

When in cursor mode, the same three gestures (tap, double-tap, and long-tap) work as they do in touch mode, only they use the location of the cursor rather than the location of your finger.

The cursor remains visible until you deliberately exit Full Cursor Mode. Note: to exit Full Cursor-Mode, press the Search button again (or any other button you have configured via Settings).

Keyboard Operation

Key strokes typed on your phone are sent to your PC and typed into the active window, just as if the keys has been struck on the PC's keyboard.

Note: PhoneMyPC has recently been updated so that the keyboard behaves exactly as it does in other applications. The Shift and Alt keys are 'sticky,' meaning you can press and release them, and they will modify the next keystroke.

Soft-Key users: press Menu then select Show Keyboard to use the keyboard.

PC-Keyboard Operation

New! Press Menu, Mod. Keys to display a palette of PC modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl, Windows and Alt). You can also configure other buttons to show this palette via Settings.

Press a modifier button on the palette to turn it on, such as the Shift button in the picture at left (denoted as on by the green light in the corner), or off. When option keys are on, they will be applied to the next mouse click or keystroke on the PC, just as if you were holding down those keys while using the PC. This makes it easy to perform actions such as shift-click, and program shortcuts.

The buttons titled Opt A and Opt B are mappable to various operations via Settings. Using the default mappings, Opt A shows a menu of shortcuts to send (Copy, Paste, Save, Open, etc.), and Opt B shows a list of special keys (Escape, Function keys, etc.).

Note that the modifier palette's default behavior is to stay on the screen until you dismiss it, but via Settings, you can opt to have the palette disappear after it is used (a modifier has been applied to some action, or one of the Opt keys pressed)









Panning and Zooming

Move the view around by touching the screen and moving your finger, or

Zoom in or out by pinching or stretching the image with two fingers, one above the other.

Zoom in or out [Android 1.0-1.6 only] by 'pawing' on the screen with two fingers together. Move them towards center-screen to zoom in, away to zoom out.

Zoom in our out in increments by pressing the Volume Up or Down controls.