1.1. New Features in Release 1.2 for iPad

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad 1.2 includes the following new features.

1.1.1. Clipboard Support

The clipboard service introduced in Sun Ray Software version 5.3 enables you to copy and paste text between applications running on the remote server and applications running on the iPad.

For example, you might be using a text editor application in a Sun Ray desktop session. You can copy text from this application and paste it into an application running on your iPad. Alternatively, you can copy text from an application running on your iPad and paste it into the text editor application running in your Sun Ray desktop session.

Oracle Virtual Desktop Client supports the copy and paste of Unicode characters. Copy and paste is not supported for non-text data, such as graphics.

Note

To be able to use the clipboard service, the feature must be enabled on the server. To use the clipboard service in Sun Ray or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sessions, your administrator must enable the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client Clipboard option on the Advanced, Security tab in the Sun Ray Software Admin GUI.

To use the clipboard service in a Sun Ray or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure session, the remote server must be running at least Sun Ray Software version 5.3 or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure version 3.4.

The clipboard service is enabled by default. Note that copy and paste has no effect if the clipboard service is not enabled on the server.

1.1.2. User Interface Changes

The following user interface changes have been introduced:

  • On-screen keyboard. Usability improvements have been made for the on-screen keyboard. The user experience is better when using the split keyboard feature of iOS. A double-tap gesture now "locks" the function keys.

  • iPad Settings. The iPad Settings app now includes a section called Virtual Desktop. Here you can configure settings for Oracle Virtual Desktop Client, such as the keyboard locale, session size, and VPN settings.

    The per-server configuration in previous releases has been replaced by these global settings, which apply for all connections.

  • Gestures. Table 1.1, “New Gestures For Release 1.2 for iPad” shows the new gestures that have been introduced for this release.

    Table 1.1. New Gestures For Release 1.2 for iPad

    Gesture

    Action

    Drag upwards with three fingers

    Display the on-screen keyboard

    Drag from the left side of the screen with three fingers

    Display the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client side bar

    Drag down with three fingers

    Display the Sun Ray Windows connector (uttsc) toolbar


    To view help on supported gestures, tap the Gestures link on the connect screen or on the side bar.

  • Session Size. A new Session Size setting enables users to configure a larger resolution session size. This gives an improved user experience when viewing a desktop session on a high resolution iPad display.

1.1.3. Dynamic Session Resizing

A new Dynamic Resize setting has been introduced that allows you to enable dynamic resizing of sessions.

If you are displaying a remote session and you rotate your tablet between landscape and portrait display, the session is resized automatically. This feature is called dynamic session resizing.

Note

To use dynamic session resizing, the feature must be enabled on the server. See the Sun Ray Software Administration Guide for details.