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Autofocus Tutorial


RemoteTap comes with Autofocus, an innovative way for automatically scaling and centring the active window. Take a look at the examples below to learn more about this new feature. Autofocus requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on the Mac.


How does RemoteTap decide how to scale and scroll a particular window?

Any new window, which was previously not on the screen, will be scaled and scrolled to fit the screen (keeping the current server scale). Any existing window, which was previously not active, will be scaled and scrolled to the position it had when it was “last used”. The term “last used” refers to the last time a mouse click or drag was performed within the window, or when it was deactivated using the RemoteTap Application Launcher. If no such event occurred for a window, it will be scaled and zoomed to fit the screen.


Example 1: Main and menu windows

a) Start with any application window
b) Click on a menu will scale and scroll to make it fit the screen
c) Click on another menu will scale and scroll to make it fit the screen
d) Select a menu entry of click outside to scale and scroll back to the application window




Example 2: Multiple windows within an application

a) Start with the application main window, e.g. Mail
b) Double click on a mail to open it in a new window, scaled and scrolled to fit the screen
c) Scale the mail window to read it
d) Close the mail window to scale and scroll back ti the application window




Example 3: Multiple applications

a) Start with the Finder application
b) Using the Apps Launcher, activate iChat, it’s window will be scaled and scrolled to fit the screen
c) Click on the Finder window will scale and scroll back to it’s last position
d) Using the Apps Launcher, hide Finder and the iChat window will be positioned again