Thinfinity VirtualUI Questions (and Answers)

Questions and Answers about Thinfinity VirtualUIIt’s been a while since Thinfinity VirtualUI was first released. During these months, we have corresponded heavily with our users, who have presented us with all sorts of enquiries.

We include here some of the Thinfinity VirtualUI questions we have received, in the hopes that they can be useful for other users. Some of this feedback has been useful for polishing our documentation, or has turned into other blog entries. Some of our users questions have even played a key role in enhancing VirtualUI, providing us with insights on how to develop a product that better fits our users’ needs.

We would like to thank all of our users who work with us, sending their suggestions and enquiries, and also encourage those who are evaluating our product to contact us if they need any kind of assistance with their deployment.

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Enhanced Browser and Device DPI support

Among the wide range of valid resolutions that both Thinfinity Remote Desktop and Thinfinity VirtualUI offer, the most commonly used —because of its flexibility and simplicity— is “Fit to Browser”.

“Fit to Browser” propertyThis configuration allows you to adjust the remote desktop / remote application to the available browser size. However, when it comes to accessing a desktop from different devices, the sometimes huge differences between screen sizes and resolutions (i.e. iPhone 4 vs a 27 inch iMac Retina Display) make it impossible to have a simple rule to determine the best remote size. Even when the application is adjusting properly to the available size, the screen rendered might still look tiny or disproportionate, making the user experience not as satisfactory as expected.

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Fixing “Error 5: Access is Denied” when using “Run As” command

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    to increase the value of their Windows applications.

 
Error 5 access is deniedSome days ago, we received an issue report related to an “Access is Denied” error that came up trying to run a Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enabled application.

We replicated the user environment, and made absolutely sure that the configuration was identical, but we could not reproduce the error.

In the user environment, the program insisted on running perfectly from the desktop, but it didn’t run through the web using VirtualUI.

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Keep child windows in front!

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    to increase the value of their Windows applications.

 
VirtualUI: keep child windows in front!Early this year, we shared an article about a Delphi error. As we explained there, this error happens when the Application.MainFormOnTaskBar property is set to False and an application main form is minimized. When this happens the window gets hidden, but it has no way to be restored.

We also found a similar behavior in applications where child windows —modal or modeless— were drawn or hidden behind the main window; and not in front, as expected. We know that this can happen under certain circumstances when the project has the Application.MainFormOnTaskBar property set to False. This seems to suggest that Delphi could be the culprit. Continue reading