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Author Topic: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?  (Read 10424 times)

kalos

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Hello

Is it possible to fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?

Preferably without an app that is dodgy or has ads etc.

Most of what I have found, is simply to access the folders/files plus some functionality like send sms but I need to see on my laptop my true phone screen and me able to use a cursor/keyboard to operate it as if I was using my phone.

I think Samsung has a proprietary tool and Android offers a screen cast feature (but probably only for display, not for remote control of the device)

Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 23, 2022, 11:59 PM by kalos »

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 12:32 AM »
https://www.apowersoft.us/apowermirror

Preferably without ... or has ads etc.

I think that's wishful thinking.

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2022, 04:01 PM »
scrcpy of course  :)

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 08:54 PM »
It's certainly easy to operate your android tablet with a nice small standalone bluetooth keyboard and mouse..

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2022, 08:19 PM »
scrcpy of course  :)

Thanks! I'd not heard of this!

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 08:35 PM »
scrcpy of course  :)

Thanks! I'd not heard of this!
Google has hidden it well. :)
It's easier to connect than the instructions on github indicate.

Here is a short video guide





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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2023, 02:14 PM »
scrcpy of course  :)

I just found about sndcpy to forward sound to the desktop as well (which doesn't happen by default)
https://github.com/rom1v/sndcpy
These two tools + OBS Studio are a good way to record screen videos from your phone.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 07:07 PM by daddydave »

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2023, 05:47 AM »
scrcpy of course  :)

I just found about sndcpy to forward sound to the desktop as well (which doesn't happen by default)
https://github.com/rom1v/sndcpy
These two tools + OBS Studio are a good way to record screen videos from your phone.

You can find a GUI for Linux/Windows to run both here: GitHub

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2023, 01:51 PM »
scrcpy of course  :)

I just found about sndcpy to forward sound to the desktop as well (which doesn't happen by default)
https://github.com/rom1v/sndcpy
These two tools + OBS Studio are a good way to record screen videos from your phone.

You can find a GUI for Linux/Windows to run both here: GitHub

Nice!  :up:

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 01:14 PM »
https://blog.rom1v.c...rcpy-2-0-with-audio/  (with documentation)

Scrcpy 2.0, with audio 12 Mar 2023 https://blog.rom1v.c...rcpy-2-0-with-audio/

I am thrilled to announce the release of scrcpy 2.0. Now, you can mirror (and record) your Android 11+ devices in real-time with audio forwarded to your computer!

This new version also includes an option to select the video and audio codecs. The device screen can now be encoded in H.265, or even AV1 if your device supports AV1 encoding (though this is unlikely).

The application is free and open source. Follow the instructions to install it and run it on your computer: https://github.com/G...EADME.md#get-the-app
« Last Edit: March 15, 2023, 01:19 PM by Curt »

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2023, 08:30 PM »
Nice! I experienced a bit of lag with the scrcpy/ sndcpy combo, so I look forward to trying this sometime.
https://blog.rom1v.c...rcpy-2-0-with-audio/  (with documentation)

Scrcpy 2.0, with audio 12 Mar 2023 https://blog.rom1v.c...rcpy-2-0-with-audio/

I am thrilled to announce the release of scrcpy 2.0. Now, you can mirror (and record) your Android 11+ devices in real-time with audio forwarded to your computer!

This new version also includes an option to select the video and audio codecs. The device screen can now be encoded in H.265, or even AV1 if your device supports AV1 encoding (though this is unlikely).

The application is free and open source. Follow the instructions to install it and run it on your computer: https://github.com/G...EADME.md#get-the-app

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Re: Fully operate my Android using my laptop's touchpad and keyboard?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2023, 07:02 AM »
scrcpy of course  :)

scrcpy-win64-v2.1.1 on Desktop Win 10
>"Closed because A request for the USB configuration descriptor failed"<

Anyone else with same problem?