Screens 5.1 now available

What’s new

  • Enhanced connection status testing for Screens Connect items to provide more accurate statuses.
  • Drag-and-drop functionality now supported for rearranging items within Screens Connect and Custom Screens sections.
  • Sorting capability added for items in Recents, Screens Connect, and Custom Screens sections.
  • Help section now includes a link to Screens Assist instructions for easy sharing.
  • Option to duplicate custom items or create new custom items directly from Nearby or Screens Connect items.
  • Automatic sign-out from Screens ID in case of incorrect password or deleted user.
  • Rectified issue preventing the shared clipboard from adhering to the default behavior set in the app settings.
  • Resolved an authentication issue that was hindering users from connecting to Macs running macOS versions older than 10.15.
  • Fixed issue that could prevent secure connections to succeed.
  • Various performance and stability enhancements.

Changes specific to iPhone and iPad

  • Two-finger double-tap gesture implemented for toggling toolbar visibility.
  • Enhanced Navigation and Modifiers popovers in the toolbar for iPhone users.
  • Resolved issue causing floating toolbar to enter an invalid state upon exiting the app.
  • Automatic unlocking using Face ID or Touch ID for added convenience.
  • Improved usability of the expand button on the floating toolbar, making it easier to access quick actions.
  • Option to use either the left or right Option key to send iOS-specific special characters to the remote computer (feature disabled by default; check app settings to enable).

Changes specific to Mac

  • System shortcuts will now be sent to the remote computer only when the cursor is within the connection window, eliminating the need to click out.
  • Ability to scroll remote content even if the connection window is not key.
  • Added missing keyboard shortcuts that were not properly assigned.
  • Resolved issue causing connection windows to shrink to a very small size.

Screens 5.1 is available on the App Store and Mac App Store.