How To use any Smartphone as a Mouse and Keyboard for Any Computer

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Turning your smartphone to keyboard and mouse to control your pc is a great feature I can’t begin to tell how great this feature is after this tutorial your life is going to be a whole lot easier.

Well let jump right in to how to get this feature working I know you guy don’t like much talking so am going to jump right in to the real world and make you phone do the magic. To make this possible we are going to use a software called Unified Remote

Unified Remote is computer software that you have to install on your computer which is going to act as a server for your phone. There is also a version for iPhone, Android phone, or even a Windows Phone. You can use it to control a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. So whatever devices you have, Unified Remote should work for you. It can communicate with your computer using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

How to install Unified Remote Server on your computer

You’ll first need to install the Unified Remote server software for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You’ll find this software on the Unified Remote website. Download it and go through the installation process. On Windows, this installs an input driver that allows Unified Remote to control your computer.

The installer should automatically launch Unified Remote after it’s finished. If it doesn’t, launch the “Unified Remote” application from your Start menu. It’ll appear in your notification area, and you can right-click it and select “Manager” if you want to adjust it's settings–but that isn’t necessary.

The process should be similar on Mac OS X and Linux. Just follow Unified Remote’s installation instructions.

Install the Remote on your smartphone

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  1. Download the application for whatever phone you are using ]]>Android]]>]]>iPhone]]>, or ]]>Windows Phone]]>.
  2. Launch the app on your phone and tap the “I have install the server” button. The application will now start scanning your local network to find a computer running the server, your phone should be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
  3. Once it's done scanning, it will give you a list of remotes that you can choose from according what you want to control

Basic input

The “Basic Input” function works well, allowing you to use your phone’s screen as a trackpad to control the mouse cursor. this one allow you to use your phone as a trackpad . it also got other trackpad functions  like a single tap to click and a two-finger drag to scroll up and down. From the Basic Input screen, you can tap the keyboard icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to pull up your smartphone keyboard. Type on the keyboard and it’ll send that input to your computer.

The File Manager remote

The File Manager remote allows you to manage files on your computer, while the Keyboard remote gives you a full keyboard–useful if you want to use keys that don’t appear on your smartphone keyboard, like the Windows Key.

The Media remote

The Media remote allow you to quickly send volume down, mute, volume up, previous, next, stop, and pause/play key input to your computer.

The Power remote

The Power remote allows you to quickly restart, shut down, sleep, lock, log off, or hibernate your computer.

There are a few other free remotes you can add by pressing the Plus button. For example, there’s a Start remote that lets you quickly launch apps from your Start menu, a Task Manager that allows you to manage running processes, and a VLC remote that provides buttons for quickly controlling playback in the VLC media player.

That's it, you got it now!  There are other apps out there that can do the same thing, but Unified Remote beat all others because it's a cross-platform and provides a server that functions on every common desktop operating system,  Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux  and smartphone apps that work on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.  Enjoy the magic show.


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