You connected to Shadow for the first time, now it’s time to get set up!
When you first log in a connection Test will launch and will determine the best rate based on your internet connection. However, you can set your own bandwidth by unchecking the automatic rate adjustment option. If you want to know how to properly adjust your bandwidth, please check this article: How to read and interpret the results of a test connection
Once your bandwidth is defined, various options are available to you:
. Start in full screen: This starts your Shadow in full screen mode. To switch to windowed mode, press the CTRL + WIN + F keys . If you want to know the other shortcuts of your applications, check out these articles: The shortcuts of the Windows application / The shortcuts related to the macOS application
. USB Remote : Enables access to your USB devices from your Shadow. To learn more, please read this article: How to use USB remotely? (USB over IP)
This function is not yet available on the MacOS and Linux application
. Low connection mode (H.265): Optimizes the video stream for better quality in the case of a low speed connection (less than 30 Mb/s). A recent computer (minimum 2014) is recommended to use this mode. To know more, don’t hesitate to consult this article: The H265 or HEVC
. Auto Quality: Automatically adjusts the bandwidth used by Shadow for optimal display quality. This function is experimental
. Alternate rendering of colors : Changes the color rendering of your Shadow. Enable this option if the rendering of colors does not seem faithful to you or if your screen looks dark.
. Transmission optimization: allows you to choose its network protocol mode (TCP / TCP). Privilege fluidity: allows a maximum fluidity (UDP protocol)
Privilege reliability : allows to guarantee the transmission of the audio stream and the transmission of keyboard / mouse input but may include latency (TCP protocol) This function is experimental
. Microphone : Turn on the microphone on your Shadow. Can saturate weak connections. Disable this option if you are experiencing latency issues. This function is experimental
. Auto Resolution : Automatically adjusts Shadow's resolution to your screen resolution. This function is experimental
Once you have selected your settings, you can click on the START button .
NOTE : If you are using a Wifi network, Depending on your network configuration, this message may appear. It tells you that your network is configured in 2.4Ghz mode. For better stability and a better signal, we recommend using a 5GHz network if your hardware allows you. To learn more, please see this article: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz - 5GHz, what's the difference?
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