If you’re looking to put more visual ooomph into your desktop setup for gaming or just needing more display screens as added workspace, it’s often easier to get yourself a new desktop monitor to add to your already impressive gadget collection.
But, tough economic times have forced tech enthusiasts to consider other solutions, and if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you won’t need to look any further. With some help from ScreenSlider, a nifty Android app, you can use your Android device as a monitor display extension.
ScreenSlider allows you to view items that are currently running on your desktop monitor on your Android device, even if you’re in another room. It’s like having an extra, portable display or screen–perfect for multitasking or keeping track of activity on social networks while you stay focused on the main task on your monitor. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and the proper LAN setup on a Windows PC or laptop.
The app features easy controls on your Android device: pinch-to-zoom, two-finger panning while zoomed, three-finger scroll, and press-and-hold for right mouse click. You can use the built-in Android keyboard and speech-to-text recognition to input text into Windows apps. The app runs on devices with Android 2.2 or later.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get this cool feature up and running:
Congratulations! You can now use your Android device as an extended monitor for your PC.
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This could be quite useful if it worked with Linux PCs and if was able to add second and third displays independent of the main screen. I have in mind the jOrgan virtual organ software which can display right and left stop jams (with touch action) on separate monitors. Inexpensive android tablets could thus take the place of expensive full size monitors.
It shut down forever