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Version 0.9.9.f BETA III
February 5th, 2015
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Table of Contents
Setup and installation....................................................................................................4
System requirements................................................................................................4
Primary Machine (network display server)...........................................................4
Secondary Machine “Personal View” (network display client)..............................4
Secondary Machine “Basic View” (network display client)...................................4
Network connection..............................................................................................4
Setup on Primary Machine........................................................................................5
Install....................................................................................................................5
Step 1: Uninstall any previously installed versions ........................................5
Step 2: Run the spacedesk setup installer......................................................5
Step 3: Windows security confirmation of driver install.................................8
Step 4: Reboot................................................................................................8
Uninstall using Windows Control Panel................................................................9
Uninstall using .msi file.........................................................................................9
Step 1: Run the setup installer .......................................................................9
Step 2: Click the remove button ..................................................................10
Step 3: Reboot..............................................................................................10
Uninstall manually (expert mode – for troubleshooting only)............................11
Step 1: Uninstall services..............................................................................11
Step 2: Uninstall spacedesk Display Auxiliary (for Windows 7 only).............11
Step 3: Reboot..............................................................................................11
Step 4: Delete files........................................................................................11
Setup on Secondary Machine..................................................................................11
Install Personal View on Windows machine........................................................12
Uninstall..............................................................................................................13
spacedesk operation....................................................................................................14
Connecting a display by Basic View.....................................................................14
Connecting a display by Personal View...............................................................16
Display Control Panel for selecting desktop extension or desktop duplication
(mirror)...............................................................................................................17
Display Switch for selecting desktop extension and desktop duplication (mirror)
............................................................................................................................19
Performance tuning.....................................................................................................20
Network bandwidth............................................................................................20
Screen resolution................................................................................................20
Color depth and image compression..................................................................20
spacedesk performance settings.........................................................................21
Appendix......................................................................................................................22
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................22
Primary Machine.................................................................................................22
Step 1: Check installed versions...................................................................22
Step 2: Check if service is operating.............................................................22
Step 3: Check if Windows Firewall is open for spacedeskService.exe...........23
Step 4: Ping Test...........................................................................................23
Step 5: Check if any other incompatible Display Hook Driver is installed.....24
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Step 6: Transparent effect Aero “Glass Look” is disabled (for Windows 7
only)..............................................................................................................24
File list.....................................................................................................................25
Primary Machine.................................................................................................25
Files on all systems.......................................................................................25
Files on 64 bit systems only..........................................................................25
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Setup and installation
At least 2 machines are needed to operate spacedesk. These machines are connected
via a network and running two different software programs:
1. The Primary Machine is a Windows PC, laptop or Surface Pro tablet. It runs the
network display server program including the display device drivers. This allows to
extend or duplicate the Windows Desktop to the screen of another machine over the
network.
2. The Secondary Machine runs a small viewer program which acts as the secondary
display. It can be one (or multiple) of the following:
- Windows PC, laptop or Surface tablet (Personal View – Windows application)
- Android tablet or phone (Basic View – Web Browser application)
- Apple Mac, iPad or iPhone (Basic View – Web Browser application)
- Windows Surface or phone
System requirements
At least 2 machines are needed to operate spacedesk. Both machines must be
connected via a Local Area Network (LAN e.g. Ethernet, Wireless, etc.). TCP/IP
protocol must be supported by the network.
Primary Machine (network display server)
- Windows PC, laptop or surface tablet
- Processor platform: x86 and x64 (ARM not supported)
- Memory: > 4GB RAM
- Operating systems: Windows 8.1, 8 and 7
- Graphics adapter: Nvidia / AMD / Intel / Microsoft Basic Display
- DirectX 11, 10, 9
- AERO – Glass transparency look supported on Windows 7
Secondary Machine “Personal View” (network display client)
- Windows PC, laptop or surface tablet
- Processor platform: x86 and x64 (ARM not supported)
- Operating systems: Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista
- DirectX 9 and above
- DirectX WARP
Secondary Machine “Basic View” (network display client)
- Mac, PC, tablet or phone
- Web browser Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox
Network connection
Both computers must be connected via a network connection running the TCP/IP
protocol. This connection can be wireless or via cable (e.g., 1394 Firewire, Ethernet
cable used as “cross over” cable or connected to a network hub). If available, a cable
is usually preferred. Cable typically delivers better performance than wireless
networks.
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Setup on Primary Machine
Install
Step 1: Uninstall any previously installed versions
Before installing a new spacedesk version, uninstall any previous version. Skipping
this step may result in driver conflict and improper operation. Uninstall of spacedesk
can be done on Control Panel → Programs and Features.
Step 2: Run the spacedesk setup installer
spacedesk_32_driver_099_BETA_III.msi for x86 platform
spacedesk_64_driver_099_BETA_III.msi for x64 platform
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Step 3: Windows security confirmation of driver install
A “Windows Security” window will pop up. Select “install” to proceed with the setup.
Step 4: Reboot
After the installation has completed, reboot the system.
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Uninstall using Windows Control Panel
Uninstall of spacedesk can be done on Control Panel → Programs and Features.
Uninstall using .msi file
An alternative way to uninstall spacedesk is using the spacedesk msi installer file.
Step 1: Run the setup installer
Run the spacedesk Setup installer.
spacedesk_32_driver_099_BETA_III.msi for x86 platform
spacedesk_64_driver_099_BETA_III.msi for x64 platform
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Step 2: Click the remove button
After the installation has completed, reboot the system.
Step 3: Reboot
After the uninstallation has completed, reboot the computer before proceeding with
any other task.
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Uninstall manually (expert mode – for troubleshooting only)
An alternative way to uninstall spacedesk is using the spacedesk msi installer file.
Step 1: Uninstall services
Run a Command Prompt (cmd.exe) "as administrator" and enter the two commands
below:
sc delete spacedeskHookKmode
sc delete spacedeskService
Step 2: Uninstall spacedesk Display Auxiliary (for Windows 7 only)
For Windows 7 32bit and 64bit OS, manually uninstall the spacedesk Display Auxiliary
on the Device Manager.
Step 3: Reboot
Reboot the system and ensure that the two registry keys below have been removed:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\spacedeskService
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\spacedeskHookKmode
Step 4: Delete files
Delete all files listed in the appendix of this document underneath “File list”.
Setup on Secondary Machine
For spacedesk “Basic View”, no setup installation is needed on the Secondary
Machine. spacedesk “Basic View” operates with a standard web browser without any
setup needed upfront.
Only spacedesk “Personal View” for Windows, needs setup installation on the
Secondary Machine. spacedesk “Personal View” is a Windows application running on
PC, laptop or Surface tablet. It can be installed as shown below
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Install Personal View on Windows machine
Run the spacedeskPersonalView setup installer, spacedeskPersonalView.msi
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After a successful installation of spacedesk Personal View a shortcut to the Personal
View application is created on the desktop.
Uninstall
Uninstallation of spacedesk “Personal View” on Secondary Machine can be done on
Control Panel → Programs and Features. Another way to uninstall spacedesk
“Personal View” is by using the msi installer.
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spacedesk operation
Connecting a display by Basic View
Step 1: To connect via Basic View, a Windows PC or other device such as smartphone,
tablet, iPad, etc. can be used as secondary machine. The device needs a web browser
(e.g. Google Chrome, etc) installed. Go to “http://www.spacedesk.ph/basicview/”
(careful – case sensitive)
Step 2: Type the IP address of primary machine where the spacedesk server is
installed. To get the IP Address of the primary machine click the “Need Help?” button
below the Connect button.
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While the “Advanced Options” button allows the user to choose the advanced
settings of the Basic View, such as the desired appearance whether in full screen or
windowed, the scaling type, compression quality to adjust the image quality and the
color depth type for the color quality of the image. (see the definition of color depth
type on Performance tuning section of this manual)
Step 3: Type the server's IP address on the spacedesk Basic View to start the
connection.
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Note: At this point, connection was successfully established and spacedesk Basic View
can now “extend” or “duplicate” the display of the primary PC.
Step 4: In case the screen of the device automatically goes off and needs to tap the
screen, it can be easily set on the device's settings to prevent from screen timeout
from happening frequently.
On Android, for example just go to Settings → Display → Screen Timeout then set to
its maximum (e.g. 30 minutes).
Connecting a display by Personal View
Step 1: Run the shortcut of “spacedesk Personal View.exe” located on the desktop of
the secondary machine.
Step 2: The “Connect” menu dialog box of the “spacedesk Personal View.exe”
running in the secondary machine allows the user to choose the computer name with
its corresponding IP Address in the Network Search box of the machine running a
spacedeskService and the desired screen resolution lists that will be available.
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Note: At this point, connection was successfully established and spacedesk Personal
View is now able to “extend” or “duplicate” the display of the primary PC depending
on the mode (Desktop Extension or Desktop Duplication) that was previously selected
by the user.
Display Control Panel for selecting desktop extension or desktop
duplication (mirror)
Right Mouse Click on Desktop → context menu “Screen Resolution” leads to Display
Control Panel. Display Control Panel can be used to change display resolutions and to
verify proper operation. During Desktop Extension the following status should be
shown:
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During Desktop Duplication (Mirror) the following status should be shown:
During Single Output (Second Screen Only) the following status should be shown:
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Display Switch for selecting desktop extension and desktop duplication
(mirror)
Display Switch (Windows logo + P) can also be used to change modes.
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Performance tuning
The following variables are influencing display performance:
- Network bandwidth
- Screen Resolution
- Color depth
- Image compression
Network bandwidth
The faster the network, the faster the display performance. Cable networks tend to
have better performance than wireless networks. The fastest option is always a direct
connection via network cable, e.g. a Gigabit Ethernet.
Currently minimum reasonable network bandwidth needed by spacedesk BETA
ranges around 50 Mbit/sec. Substantial improvements including support of slower
networks are planned for the first release version.
Screen resolution
The lower the resolution of the networked display screen, the faster the display
performance. The display performance can be increased be reducing the screen
resolution in Windows Control Panel.
Color depth and image compression
spacedesk uses image compression to improve display performance. This mechanism
reduces image size before transferring images over the network. The spacedesk
image compression algorithm is lossy. It reduces quality and color depth of the image
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On fast networks, color depth and image quality can be kept very high while still
achieving good performance.
On slow networks, color depth and image quality need to be reduced to achieve good
performance.
spacedesk performance settings
The “Compression Quality” dialog box of the spacedesk Personal View Settings allows
the user to reduce color depth by Chroma Downsampling and adjusts the
compression quality to find the ideal image quality and performance speed.
YUV 4:4:4 - No reduction of color information. High quality of screen image but,
performance intensive. Can only be used on very fast networks
YUV 4:2:2 - Reducing the color information by 1/3 (from 24 bit to 16bit) reducing
color quality of screen image and improving performance.
YUV 4:2:0 - Reducing the color information by 50% (from 24 bit to 12bit) to achieve
best possible performance.
The color loss caused by the above mechanism typically not very much noticeable for
the human eye, especially when there is a lot of motion on the screen (e.g. playing a
video). Thus YUV:4:2:0 is the default setting which can apply to many user
applications.
The compression setting can be varied between 100 (no compression) and 0
(maximum possible compression). The default value is 70 which still tends to show a
clear enough and detailed enough image for many user applications.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Primary Machine
Step 1: Check installed versions
First, make sure that the most recent version is properly installed.
Step 2: Check if service is operating
Make sure that spacedesk service is started.
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Step 3: Check if Windows Firewall is open for spacedeskService.exe
Check the firewall if spacedeskService.exe is allowed on private or public network.
Open Control Panel → Windows Firewall → Allow an app through Windows Firewall,
allow an another app then browse for spacedeskService.exe located at
“C:\Windows\System32” folder.
Step 4: Ping Test
If spacedesk Personal View Application cannot plug the Virtual Display Monitor try to
ping test the IP address of another machine to verify if it is reachable across the local
network.
A ping test is done to confirm if the machine is successfully connected to a network.
Using the Command prompt, type “ping 192.168.x.x”,and check if it will get a reply
from the other machine that will indicate that it is also connected to a same network.
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Step 5: Check if any other incompatible Display Hook Driver is installed.
spacedesk is not compatible with other Display Hook Drivers (e.g. DisplayLink USB
display, OSBase USB display and zero client drivers, etc.). Before starting to use
spacedesk, make sure that any other other Display Hook Drivers are uninstalled.
Otherwise, spacedesk will not operate and an info bubble pop up on the System Tray
menu as shown below:
Step 6: Transparent effect Aero “Glass Look” is disabled (for Windows 7 only)
Select “Troubleshoot problems with transparency and other Aero effects.
Under some circumstances setup is disabling Aero “Glass Look”. Only clicking the link
on the screen shot below enables it again.
Note: If these troubleshooting procedures does not solve your problem please contact
our spacedesk support at http://www.spacedesk.ph/contact.
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File list
Primary Machine
Files on all systems
Windows\System32\drivers\spacedeskHookKmode.sys
Windows\System32\spacedeskHookLdr.dll
Windows\System32\spacedeskService.exe
Windows\System32\spacedeskServiceTray.exe
Windows\System32\v3DDKAuxiliary.dll
Windows\System32\spacedeskAccelerator.dll
Files on 64 bit systems only
Windows\SysWOW64\ spacedeskHookLdr.dll
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