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Downloaded and installed Splashtop XDisplay (2.99 GBP) on the iPad (Thanks, Tim!) and connected to W7 PC via Splashtop Streamer (free). Works very well - a bit stuttery, but there are 3 other PC's connected to our (family) hub. Here's a photo of the iPod with Plan-G displayed on it, with the main monitor behind showing FSX:

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I've also undocked the New View from FSX and moved this onto the iPad - seems fine. I'm working towards an iPad display of the basic instruments leaving the FSX VC or external view on the main monitor. I'll report progress...

I think I've arrived in the 21st Century... :thum:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

P.S. You'll find the Splashtop stuff here

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Is your FSX in windowed mode? Honest, the app worked first time for me - which is amazing!! :thum:

I'll check again when I'm by the PC - currently, I'm taking tea on the verandah, you know... :whis:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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O.K. Tim - finally bit the bullet with G3 Build 42 - here's the result:

Plan_G_iPad_05Jul12.jpg

Managed to find Wolf Rock, after a bit of a detour south-east, now I have to make a Waypoint for it...

O.K. - Wolf Rock waypoint set up, flight plan edited and finished flight at St Just:

Plan_G_iPad_05Jul12_02.jpg

Thanks Tim - looking good! :thum:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Hi Dai,

 

I like the look of this so I have downloaded Splashtop on my iPad and the streamer on my main PC and all is fine apart from I can only get what is showing on my main monitor to show on the iPad.

 

I can see Joe asked the same question and you replied saying "is your FSX in windowed mode" & "the default position for the iPad monitor is to the left not to the right"

 

I do not understand the above comments so could you explain what "windowed mode" is and where do I find the option to change the default position for the iPad monitor? 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Mike

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Hi Mike,

 

I still don't understand it, I haven't seen Dai around for ages so I doubt whether you will get an answer anytime soon.

 

I am guessing Dai was referring to your screen layout in Windows, whether your second screen shows to the left or right of your main Windows screen.

 

Hopefully someone can enlighten us  :)

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Thanks Joe,

 

He has dangled the carrot now vanished and left us all hanging. :)

 

I have opened a ticket with Splashtop's help desk so if I get a reply that makes sense and solves the problem I will put the answer up here.

 

Mike  

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Well I had a reply back from Splashtop following the ticket I opened and it said:

 

"If you want to view your iPad as an extended display to your target computer you need Splashtop Extended Wireless Display"

 

So off to the App store I went and to my surprise this app is free!!!

 

I downloaded it and was faced with a message saying I get 12 minutes of free time before I have to upgrade, however I still couldn't get it to work, I was getting a message saying I needed Window's 7 (which I have) and my 12 minutes was due to expire and I would need to upgrade soon!!

 

At this point I gave up  :(

 

Mike   

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Then if your Ipad screen is considered as extended desktop through the app, the left and right make sense. In extended mode, you exit mouse from n°1 to n°2 through the right side and from n°2 to n°1 through the left side. So it depends which one is declared as n°1

 

But since it doesn't seem to work, it won't help you much...  :(

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