Understanding your console (Lite mode)
- You can manage your virtual machine using this tab, restarting, rebooting, and reinstalling.
- Payment information and payment history.
- Your affiliate dashboard
- By default, your console is in “Lite mode” however by switching to the advanced mode you will have access to many more features like creating your own OS from an existing Shell™.
- Renew your Shell™ or change your plan
- Open your new Shell™ (virtual machine)
Understanding your console (Advanced mode)
A new addition to the left panel:
- You can create a custom Operating System from an existing Shell™ or by importing a virtual machine.
- Starts your Shell
- Stops your Shell (Restarting your Shell can help troubleshoot your connection)
- Reboots your Shell, this acts as a reset button.
Drop down from within your Shell™ (Virtual Machine)
Force a default maximum screen resolution size.
This option is disabled by default.
If this option is disabled, the Shell screen resolution size will use a maximum size. This will reduce bandwidth usage.
Based on the device type, the maximum screen resolution is:
- Desktop: 1920x1080
- Mobile: 1280x720
If this option is enabled, the Shells will use the client screen size as resolution.
This option value is stored in the Local Storage of the browser.
It scales up/down the size of the Canvas (image).
To enable the zoom in (+)/out (-), you must click on menu entry and then click on the Canvas to apply one level. To disable the zoom in (+)/out (-), you must click back on the menu entry.
Enable the Virtual Keyboard. It's useful for a Mobile user because this is the only way to type on Mobile.
Allow the user to forward the audio recording to the Shell.
By default, the audio recording is disabled. To enable it, the user must trigger an audio recording action inside the Shell (like joining a meeting with the Shell mic on, start audio recording in audio software, etc)
When the user clicks on the enabled icon, the browser will ask permission to record audio. After accepting the permission, the recorded audio will be transfer to the Shell.
Allows the user to send a text clipboard to the Shell. This feature allows mobile users to send clipboard information.
After the user clicks on the icon, a popup will show up and ask the user to type the text that will be used as a clipboard. The user can paste the content of the mobile clipboard in the input.
When used with mobile devices, the user can use the magnification tool to aim easily where he wants.
The user can use the crosshair in the middle of the magnification tool to aim where they want to click.
To display this magnification tool, the user must press and move a little.
Simulate Right Click
To simulate a right-click on mobile, the user must press and stay still for 400ms.
Mobile users can scroll by using the two-finger scroll gesture.
Drag & Drop
To drag & drop on mobile, the user must press while aiming where he wants to drag and, when the magnification tool appeared, start moving where he wants to drop.
The first time may not be easy to execute.
The web client will resize the canvas to fit the new size of the screen when switching the screen orientation. This will change the Shell screen resolution to match the screen size.