How to use Splashtop Wired XDisplay?

Extend display on a Windows PC

  1. Install latest version of iTunes on your PC.
  2. Install XDisplay Agent for PC on your PC. (http://www.splashtop.com/wiredxdisplay)
  3. Wired plug your iPad/iPhone to your PC, and open the Wired XDisplay app.
  4. It works!

Extend display on a Mac

  1. Install latest version of iTunes on your Mac. (It is installed by default on a Mac)
  2. Install XDisplay Agent for PC on your Mac. (http://www.splashtop.com/wiredxdisplay)
  3. Wired plug your iPad/iPhone to your Mac, and open the Wired XDisplay app.
  4. It works!
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    Tufan

    Hello, 

     

    I am on Mac and I can connect to my iPad with no problems. My only problem is I can only mirror but not extend. Can you please send me the link to beta if that fixes this?

     

    Thanks

     

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    Ryan

    It doesn't work on my MAC and iPad too, I would like to have a test on the beta too, thank you.

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    joepete84

    May I please get the beta link? I can mirror from MacBook pro to iPad pro but not extend. Thank you.

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    farfallone

    I have same issue with Mac 10.13.6. Could you please send me beta build?

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    Splashtop Personal

    @all

    We have uploaded the final version to our website. Please remove the current version, reboot, download the new installer from https://www.splashtop.com/wiredxdisplay and have it installed, let us know of any questions or feedback.

    Thank you. 

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    Gabriel

    Thank you for updating, however...on my MBP 15, with MacOS 10.13.6, new 1.3.1.2 XDisplay and a Fire Tablet client, I now get a blank screen on the tablet when connected.  I guess "improvement" as before it wouldn't do anything and/or hard-crash the Mac, please advise

    Thank you.

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    Splashtop Personal

    @Gabriel,

    Could you check whether you've enabled ADB on your fire tablet? 

    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/fire-tablets/ft-set-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing.html

    Thank you.

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    Gabriel

    Splashtop team,

    Yes, I have ADB enabled,WiredXDisplay service running, and with the new release, it appears to try and connect (shows up in my airplay list as XDSP0f839d).  As mentioned though, it only goes to a blank/black screen on the tablet, nothing at all visible.  Suggestions?

    Gabriel.

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    Ricardo

    @Splashtop Personal

    Hi, already update the software on my Macbook MacOS 10.13.5 and does not work with my samsung tablet, the screen is black, I'll be attentive to your response

    Edited by Ricardo
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    Terry

    Try to follow the step, update itunes, then install software in my computer. But the ipad just showed "connect to your computer..." Cannot extend the display

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    Miguel Braga

    I tried everything, uninstalling, re-installing... can't make this work.

    I'm on iPad Air and iMac with Mac OS 10.13.6; can you please help me out?

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    howard chui

    I tried everything, uninstalling, re-installing... can't make this work.

    I'm on iPad Air and iMac with Mac OS 10.13.6; can you please help me out?

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    Splashflop

    I was having the problem that the iPad app only briefly said "Connecting now" when I attached the iPad to my MacBook.

    Eventually, I was able to fix the issue: It seems the program expects you to have the AirPlay Display menu bar item (System Preferences->Displays->Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available) enabled. 

    The Wired XDisplay program works as an AirPlay server that emulates an external display. This allows them to provide the required level of system integration. The virtual framebuffer of the AirPlay display is then sent through the USB connection (via usbmuxd).

    It seems like the only possibility for automatically enabling that AirPlay display once it's connected is an AppleScript script that relies on the existence of the menu bar item mentioned above. The program silently fails to enable the display if it is not present.

    Also, the program uses about 40% of the MacBook CPU when run at default settings. To mitigate that, I changed the framerate to Low and alt-clicked on the "Scaled" display option to show all possible resolutions. I then picked 1024x768.

    Edited by Splashflop
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    Terry Miller

    My PC freezes when the xDisplay app is installed.  When I remove it, everything goes back to working.  When i first install, it works fine, then my iPad (Pro) looses connection, and I am screwed from there.  I have to do a hard reboot on the PC and quickly uninstall, or the PC slows to a crawl and is non-responsive.  I am using Wired xDisplay.  All versions are current.  I am on Windows 10 Pro with an Intel Core i5 4310M CPU @ 2.7GHz, 12 GB RAM and the 64-bit OS. Any ideas?  

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    jsrfilm

    With iOS 11 on an iPad Mini Retina, and a MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 on 10.13.6, it is not working. May I have access to the beta? (I've heard about the issues with third party display drivers on 10.13)

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    Guilherme S

    I have a good new and a bad new for you guys. The good news is that I did nto need any kind of trick to make it work. The bad part is that it will require to people that are haveing these problems, to do a downgrade of windows 10. When I installed it, it was working, than I updated windwos and it stopped. The windwos version it is working is the version windows Pro 1511 I hope it helped you somehow.

    Thsi may work if it is jsut dublicating and not extending

    galaxy tab E 9.6

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    ton ma

    it's not working iPad and iPhone too!!

    Splashtop_wired_Xdisplay_Agent_V1.3.1.3.dmg

    and

    iOS app V1.2.2.83478

     

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    Splashtop Personal

    Hi @Guilherme S

    Thank for bringing this to our attention.

    If you would not mind, could you send us the log if someday you update Windows again? We would like to verify whether the issue you encountered is caused by the Windows version.

    Thank you.

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    Splashtop Personal

    @Splashflop
    Thank you for posting such helpful information, this would definitely help the users getting Splashtop Wired XDisplay set up. Thanks again.

    @All
    The v1313 would detect the macOS version and determine the appropriate method to use for the extended display.


    For macOS High Sierra (10.13.4 ~ 10.13.6) We use Airplay to extend the display. Here is how to make it work:


    1. Set Splashtop Wired XDisplay to be allowed in Security and Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility
    2. Enable Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available in System Preferences->Displays
    3. Click Airplay icon in the menu bar to enable Use As Separate Display if the connected device is in mirror mode

    For any other macOS, the virtual driver will be installed, please follow steps to troubleshoot If you're experiencing any issues:


    1. Disable Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available in System Preferences->Displays


    2. Manually load the drivers with terminal:
    - sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/SRXDisplayCard.kext
    - sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/SRXFrameBufferConnector.kext


    If you need any further help, please send us an email via tapping the star icon in app.


    Thank you!

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