February 28, 2020 at 10:35 #25797
I’m using the Android NoMachine app from a moble (in portrait mode) to connect to my Linux desktop. I’m having an issue where if I zoom out, the desktop I am looking at is still centred on my mobile screen, and I am unable to three-finger scroll/move the screen upwards. This means that if I open my keyboard (which covers the bottom 1/3 ish of my mobile screen), it covers the bottom part of the desktop I am looking at. This is problematic when working with terminal windows etc, as it means I can’t see what I’m typing (since it’s covered by the keyboard). Is there a setting or a workaround for this?
Thanks and regards,
TimMarch 2, 2020 at 12:21 #25821
Hi Tim. We’re aware of it and we’re working on guessing the area that needs to be visible to avoid to cover it with the keyboard. As workaround you could enable the keyboard floating mode, so you can move it to a more comfortable position.March 3, 2020 at 17:44 #25842
Hi Tor, thanks for your reply. I’ll switch to a keyboard which can float and give it a go too, though I do like using the one I have! Instead of needed to guess, perhaps just a bit more flexibility on how far one can scroll the screen around would be nice!March 3, 2020 at 18:46 #25847
a bit more flexibility on how far one can scroll the screen around would be nice
Sure, scrolling will still be possible, the guessing is only needed for the initial position.
You can subscribe to the feature request, so we’ll notify you as soon as we’ll make it available:
Just out of curiosity, what is the keyboard you’re using? I’d be happy to verify if it has a floating mode hidden somewhere! 🙂March 4, 2020 at 11:15 #25850
Thanks, I subscribed. I’m using Swype at the moment (though I know it hasn’t had support for a while)!
Another thing that came to mind is the little grey bar affixed to the top of the keyboard, with additional buttons such as super and tab etc. – I’m not sure if it is just for me, but I find tapping the buttons quite unreliable for some reason. It often seems that it mistakes my taps as an attempt to swipe and drag along the row, which is quite a nuisance when trying to use tab completion! (A shoutout to the ConnectBot app, which I use to do the reverse tunnelling for NoMachine to access my firewalled computers – they implement the extra key bar very well!)March 4, 2020 at 12:28 #25860
Do you’ve Swype version 1.8? In such a case, by tap&holding the “?123” key you should see a popup where you can select the floating mode. I agree about sticking with a keyboard if you’re comfortable with it, so I hope I won’t be the reason for you to stop using it! 😛
I find tapping the buttons quite unreliable for some reason
Thank you for this feedback. What is your device model? I’ll ask our team to verify the extended keyboard usability on the same or similar model.March 4, 2020 at 17:36 #25862
Ah! Thanks for the tip – I have v3.2.4, so it has the floating as you mentioned =)
I’m using a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running Android 8.0.0.
Thanks again, Tim
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