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    Default Playbook as second monitor? Like iDisplay for the Ipad

    I would like to hook up my Playbook as a second monitor for my laptop with the ability to drag windows across the two screens. I know this software exist for droids and ipads via iDisplay by Shape Services.

    Does the Playbook have a similar type software?
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    that would be cool, i would also like to use it as a display, but on a ps3! lol, hmmm
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    I really, really, really want this. It would be incredibly useful in the meetings I'm often in with my laptop and PlayBook, where I want to show someone what I'm looking in and can then quickly do so by dragging the browser from the laptop's screen to the PlayBook's.
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    idispaly 2.1 from android crashes when converted to a .bar
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    No more update ? Or alternative software ?
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    Shape services have few native apps in PB like IM+ and RDM+, so I will check with them to see the availability of iDisplay on PB any soon? Let's see what we hear. In any cases you can raise this to them also. More interest, better it is.
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    Any news on iDisplay porting on to PB?

    Cheers
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    Probably not the exact same but similar. And you'll have to wait for it

    http://forums.crackberry.com/general...mation-721788/
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    Ok... i found something that worked. If you have an android tablet you've probably messed around with Air Display. It works on the PlayBook as well and lets you use your playbook as another monitor. it's a little flakey (on regular android devices, not just the playbook), but it works well enough. I travel a lot, and my laptop monitor sucks for coding, so having a second monitor (however small) is nice.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rdisplay&hl=en

    oh yeah, you'll have to convert it to a bar file... and no it's not free... it's $5 on google play.
    Last edited by gord888; 07-18-12 at 11:21 PM.
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    After reading this, I thought about using the already existing VNC clients to do this and it seems that it may be possible.

    A quicksearch yielded this: [ubuntu] Use VNC as a second monitor - Ubuntu Forums

    There, two methods are mentioned for linux. I'll give it a go when I get home today.

    This looks awesome too: http://synergy-foss.org/
    There is an android port for it. Let's see if it works.
    Last edited by AceRoom; 07-18-12 at 11:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gord888 View Post
    Ok... i found something that worked. If you have an android tablet you've probably messed around with Air Display. It works on the PlayBook as well and lets you use your playbook as another monitor. it's a little flakey (on regular android devices, not just the playbook), but it works well enough. I travel a lot, and my laptop monitor sucks for coding, so having a second monitor (however small) is nice.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rdisplay&hl=en

    oh yeah, you'll have to convert it to a bar file... and no it's not free... it's $5 on google play.
    Brilliant! Just what I was looking for, this works perfectly for me.
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    I'm new to this lark so please be patient - how do you convert it to a bar file? Is it just a matter of renaming it with the .bar extension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjterminator View Post
    Shape services have few native apps in PB like IM+ and RDM+, so I will check with them to see the availability of iDisplay on PB any soon? Let's see what we hear. In any cases you can raise this to them also. More interest, better it is.
    Pretty sure those aren't native apps. They are converted Android apps. Being in App World =/= native app.
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    I'm new to this lark so please be patient - how do you convert it to a bar file? Is it just a matter of renaming it with the .bar extension?
    No. (This is, sadly, a common misconception when it comes to converting files). The extension of a file is largely meaningless, what actually matters is the contents of the file. The extension just makes identifying it easy. Easiest way to convert APK to BAR is using this website: PlayBook .apk to .bar converter

    Once converted, you'll have to "sideload" it; google "sideload playbook bar" and you should find a guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelIJ View Post
    I'm new to this lark so please be patient - how do you convert it to a bar file? Is it just a matter of renaming it with the .bar extension?
    The bar file can be downloaded here- You'll also need the server to run on your PC, which you can get here- Download Air Display software for Windows That being said, the app works, but not particuarly well. If you simply want to mirror your desktop, Splashtop, in app world, works much better.

    pulled the link per sifjar's comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacoman03 View Post
    The bar file can be downloaded here- [link removed] You'll also need the server to run on your PC, which you can get here- Download Air Display software for Windows That being said, the app works, but not particuarly well. If you simply want to mirror your desktop, Splashtop, in app world, works much better.
    Bear in mind that this is a paid app, and as such downloading it is piracy. At the very least, I would urge you to pay for the app on the Google Play store if possible. (I realise that this would require you to have an Android device to make the purchase on). If you can't do this, I would ask you to consider not downloading the app, as you have no right to it.
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    Can any one give me a step by step on how to get this on my playbook?
    It would be nice to get a use for this machine besides an outdated kindle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratteler View Post
    Can any one give me a step by step on how to get this on my playbook?
    Get exactly what on your PlayBook?
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    Air Display for android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratteler View Post
    Air Display for android.
    Looks like it needs Android 4.0 or higher so I wouldn't expect it to be functional on the PB's Android 2.3 runtime.

    If you are only trying to remote access a PC or Mac, there's a VNC client in BlackBerry World or AccessToGo is an excellent Remote Desktop client. Both are freeware.

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    Good morning everybody, I am looking for work with access 2 go but unfortunately I can not managed it to work withe windows 10. Can anybody have an how-to somewhere to help me ?
    I look YouTube and the web but no solutions worked.
    I setting the aps (bar and apk) withe my ip and etc, but win10 not connecting and I have no notification in windows to help me.
    I settings window to accept out connection, port connection on the is already configured and I cut off the the firewall with the the antivirus but nothing work.

    Do you have any clue of this ?

    Thanks for your help and have a nice day !

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    Have you enabled Remote Desktop Connection in Windoze?

    BTW, AccessToGo is only for use across a LAN.

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    Thanks for your help,
    Yes I did it ; enable rdp by the windows settings after had looking a YouTube how to. But nothing append.
    Yes y know he work on LAN.
    I am in a same ip group adresse, I try by Wi-Fi and wire but nothing...
    Except to enable the rdp connection with all the settings in windows, do you know if I must install something in my host OS (win 10) ?

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    I tried the same thing with the same software in the passport and it is the same issue for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thie rry View Post
    I tried the same thing with the same software in the passport and it is the same issue for me...
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    Using RDP also requires the windows account you're connecting to has a password set and a designated RDP user account. These are the credentials which you need to enter into AccessToGo on the PB.



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    In access to go I had put the user and password of my windows 10.
    Did I must create a new user to access at the host OS ? I do not think it is necessary regarding the existing user account I use, no ?

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