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« on: June 26, 2012, 09:17:05 am »

XXHighEnd version 2.00 (and up) is fully made for Remote Control and is very easy to set up for that;
When all of the Remote Control Tutorials have been read and followed up, all what remains is the Scaling Factor in XXHighEnd plus a handful of things which are good to know.
One thing : Although XXHighEnd makes use of the "simple" RDC/RDP connection which takes over the screen of the PC where XXHighEnd is running - and while you might think that this is no Remote Control as such and not really working (like that) ... it just is. However, reading this small tutorial about the Screen Size Settings *is* mandatory. So here goes :

Below you see two screens shots and they are about the most crucial part of it all : how to remove the left pane and get operational space instead.
Btw notice that the screen shots represent real tablet sizes (just compare with the one you have laying around) and that thus also the button sizes you see are real life; they can't be missed with even the thickest of fingers. Now :

What you see above is what you'll want on the Tablet (or Phone) and this is the left pane being out of the way. But how to do that ? see where the mouse arrow is in the above shot. Click that [ 1 ] and you will get what you see above. Click it again and you will get what you see below and which is the normal (default) situation.

And oh, the two positions of that "splitter bar" can be set by you yourself because you can also drag it drag the button on the top) to another position. So what we did (above) is leave some fair space for the Coverart to show, but in the end the bar can be dragged almost all the way to the left.

That was easy and it was the most important and crucial thing. That is, apart from the scaling itself;
The default Scaling Factor (for version 2.00) is 1.7. What you see above is 2.4 and quite nice for a tablet. But look below :

Here you see the maximum Scaling Factor of 3.51 and this can be used for a Smart Phone which has a quite "wide" aspect ratio. Notice how all the button still fit, while all is a fair amount larger again. The realistic size is this (but watch it at a normally sized desktop monitor) :

Even "your" fingers can't miss this.

And here Unattended Playback, with the XXOSK (on Screen Keyboard) at the right side.

Of course you knew that the Scaling itself can be set with this (see Mouse Pointer) :

Which leads you to this (and again see Mouse Pointer) :

The (max) 3.51 Scaling Factor is fine for wide screen Aspect Ratio tablets or phones. For the less wide like many Android tablets, 3.20 is fine. For even less wide like iPad, go lower again.
All is about one thing only : that those "playback buttons" in the bottom section stay reachable. And the less wide the aspect ratio is, the more will be cut of those buttons at the right side. But make all a bit smaller and it will fit again.

For our convenience (Windows 8 and up for the Audio PC) we can additionally set the Title Bars of other programs larger, like this :

RightClick on the Desktop so you will get this :

Then choose the below :

And lastly select Title Bar and set to 16 :

This now harmlessly makes the Title Bars higher so we can grab hem better with fingers on the Tablet, drag the window and e.g. close it more easily (exit cross is larger now as well). Mind you, this is for programs outside of XXHighEnd, but some times we run into them.

Edit May 30, 2015 : The below is all obsolete.

Operating XXHighEnd from a Tablet is completely doable, but you have to take into account a few basic things;

Waring : This is a super vague chapter and it is actually only there to indicate that what we want is possible. It is up to you how to achieve it though, but the "guidelines" should prevent you from doing it worse than can be (which is : 100% correct).

There are 4 main means of operating a tablet :

1. Direct tapping with finger tip;
2. Use the mouse like a track pad of a laptop (mouse follows finger somewhere);
3. Have the mouse at the exact location of your finger, the mouse cursor performing the actual click;
4. Use a real mouse.

It should be noted that from 1 to 4 is best to worse. That is, for the feel of tablet operation. So, we can use a real mouse of course, but that isn't a convenient thing at all. It may be for preciseness, but not for walking around with the tablet.

Ad 1.
Only works well when the buttons etc. are large enough. Is the most intuitive.

Ad 2.
Works the best for preciseness. It does not work the best for intuitivity. So, this moves the mouse to a position by means of your finger which is somewhere else and when the mouse it at the button etc., you tap. This also requires a few skills on how to drag, how to scroll. If you don't know how to do it, you just can't.

Ad 3.
Doesn't work at all. Forget this one.

Ad 4.
Works the best for preciseness. But we won't allow ourselves to use a mouse. Forget it.

So, 1 and 2 are left. Or we tap directly (1) or we position the mouse and tap (2).
Now, 2 has an additional pecularity and this is that it actually doesn't allow the screen to move. "The screen" is the program you see on the tablet, and like with everything, putting your finger on it and drag, will move the program to a side. Now :

It must be assumed that any screen which operates like XXHighEnd never exactly fits the physical boundaries of the tablet, so you can always move it to a side. However, the means to position the cursor is dragging it. Thus, when the screen moves at the same time, this is no way of working. This means :

or #2 must not be used at all (#1 doesn't exhibit this problem)
or the screen must be locked (fixated on itys current positions).

Locking the screen is possible, and this is all you need to know. But, now you know it, you problem may be which "RDC" software does this. This is not what this chapter is about. It is only for you to understand that it is possible, and when you can't do it (or don't like the software which can) you should use #1 - direct tapping.

Note : With the direct tapping method it can also happen that you need to drag something. But, this is in "generall" and when the software you are controlling (XXHighEnd in our example) is made for the tablet, you don't need to drag anything, because all can work with clicking (tapping). Example : scrollbars. You can try to move the scroll button (the button in the middle of a scrollbar) but you can also use the buttons at the top or bottom or the scollbar itself. All it needs is the scollbar buttons at the top and bottom to be large enough, and when they are not, they should be (so, these kind of things have been done in XXHighEnd). That you can't drag the middle button to position is then something which shouldn't be necessary in general, and that depends on the application.

Having said this, it *still* will be more convenient to lock the screen, and once that has been done it is for the better with #1 as well (but next you can also choose for #2 of course).

The below is obsolete and replaced by :
Scaling the Remote Desktop

What you will see is that the size of the Tablet will not fit the size of the source PC('s monitor). The trick here is to position XXHighEnd on the source PC to the left edge of the screen, so the right part will be shopped off of the tablet's screen. Notice that this assumes a certain aspect ratio which is different for the both, but when you now go to the tablet you will easily see what to do : drag the XXHighEnd screen smaller to it fits the Tablet's screen. And : drag XXHighEnd to the left edge ! This is important because now your WallPaper Coverart will show all right later.

Once you have briefly tried the above, you will have noticed that there's more than one dimension (like the width) to get right, because the height of the XXHighEnd form on the source PC matters just the same. This is somewhat harder to explain, but if you put the XXHighEnd form centered (in height) on the source PC, all will be the best at the tablet. Why ? well, because now you will automatically have centered the WHOLE (source) screen in height. The benefit of this only becomes clear when you play something so the WallPaper Coverart appears. You will now see that the Coverart (including the OSD album title at the top and track title at the bottom) appears as centered (height) as you did with XXHighEnd. And, XXHighEnd is your tool to position, because that contains the controls you want to reach. Next it is convenient to see the Coveart in full.

Not that you could get the real grasp of the above, but you now know it can be done and this is important. So, you will see that the Scaling Factor of XXHighEnd plays a large role (think ~2.8 here), that the width you dragged is important, that the height is and especially aligning with the left edge is important. If you *now* drag (shrink !) XXHighEnd to its fitting (screen filling) size on the tablet, all alway can fit a 100% plus the WallPaper Coverart can now show correct.
And oh, don't forget that the size of the Wallpaper also is important. It should be as high as the width on the Tablet permits, or otherwise it will be unnecessary small.

See further in Tablet XXHighEnd Settings.

Possibly there are no real rules for this all, apart from some guidelines as just described; The Aspect Ratio of both source and target play a role and it is a matter of trying. Again, you now know it can be done, so work on it until you are there.

One more thing : DO NOT ZOOM the Tablet's screen to fit. This doesn't work because this happens :
A. You will be zooming the whole source's screen, so it requires XXHighEnd to be as large (say, set as maximized);
B. The Aspect Ratio will be killed, and you will be looking at a strange torn screen, which includes torn Coverart.
C. Things will look vague.
So, zooming may be your fastest option (if the RDC software allows it), but it is your worst as well, and fake.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 04:05:51 pm by PeterSt » Logged

For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - Oct 31, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 10/20 cores) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 140.19  (max 140.19) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 35 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^2*A:B-W-Y-R, B:B-W-R* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> *Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R* Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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