Exchanging files with your phone through Bluetooth in Windows 7 and above is not straightforward, and a number of users have contacted the Plugable support team looking for an easy way to do this. Fortunately, these versions of Windows come preinstalled with a program called “fsquirt” that fulfills this need. Here is how to use it:
In Windows 7, click on the Start button and type fsquirt in the box that says Search programs and files. In Windows 8 and 8.1, open the Start screen and type fsquirt. The Bluetooth File Transfer window will appear.
To send files from the PC, select Send Files. On the next window, a list of connected Bluetoooth devices will appear. Select the device to send files to and click Next. In the next window, click Browse to select the files to send, then click Next. Windows will attempt to send the file to the selected device. A message should appear on the device asking if you wish to accept the transfer. When the transfer is successful, File successfully transferred will be displayed.
To receive files from your Bluetooth device, select Receive files. Waiting for a connection will be displayed. On your device, select the file to be transferred and follow your device’s procedure for sending Bluetooth files. On many devices, you can select multiple files to send together. When the file is received, Windows will ask you where to store the file, and may ask you to accept it. Click OK to receive the file.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this procedure.
There have been many multi-monitor regressions from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9, and USB graphics has been significantly impacted.
Part of the confusion is not knowing which new problems are fixable by DisplayLink and which ones will require waiting for the next point releases by Apple.
We have a clearer picture of that now with DisplayLink’s version 2.1 driver final release. A number of things are greatly improved, including a fix for the new performance problems on 10.9 — performance is now back up to 10.8.5 levels.
However, we’re still recommending that anyone on 10.8.5 with a multiple-monitor setup, stay there until Apple has a chance to get out some point releases. In particular, multi-monitor setups of many types are losing configuration, often on sleep. And virtual graphics drivers like DisplayLink aren’t working for 2 or more displays. Both of these problems are new for 10.9.
See the comments on our original 10.9 multi-mon post for different problems reported by customers with DisplayLink and non-DisplayLink hardware. DisplayLink lists the 10.9 issues they’re aware of in the DisplayLink KB article for OS X 10.9.
So, progress .. but for most 3+ monitor users, 10.9 is still not workable. So we can’t recommend any of our Plugable brand products with DisplayLink for Mac, unfortunately. We’ll update as Apple and DisplayLink put out additional point releases.
Feel free to post your experiences in the comments below — it helps everyone to have the behaviors be known. Thanks!
With just a couple of display cables and an Ethernet cable, Plugable’s new USB3-3900DHE lets you turn your Windows tablet or laptop into a traveling productivity powerhouse.
Featuring a minimalist design that maximizes the functionality of the DisplayLink DL-3900 chip, the USB3-3900DHE is a perfect companion for any business traveler with a Windows laptop or tablet. It turns a Windows 8.1 tablet without Ethernet and video ports into a mobile multi-monitor machine. Or combine with a powered USB 3.0 hub to build a customized single-cable USB 3.0 docking solution.
Its dual-video outputs (HDMI plus DVI with a DVI to VGA adapter) and a gigabit Ethernet port are connected back to your Windows PC and powered with a single USB 3.0 cable. The DVI and HDMI outputs are completely independent — able to drive two additional monitors of any resolution up to 2048×1152 with arbitrary positioning and an extended Windows desktop across them both. The USB3-3900HE packs the single-cable docking experience you enjoy at your desk, into a compact package to take on the road and into the conference room.
DisplayLink’s drivers have been updated to take full advantage of Windows 8.1 on this adapter. New features in Windows 8.1 provide users a more traditional Windows experience, while making the most of the Modern UI Metro applications introduced in Windows 8. You can boot straight to the desktop and display your Metro applications on one screen and your desktop on another. You can even mix and match your Metro application configurations.
Improvements to the Windows taskbar and enhanced Start screen options drastically improve the Windows 8.1 experience on multiple-monitor systems. Simply adding your desktop background to the Start screen can go a long way towards alleviating the disjointed experience of Windows 8. The ability to automatically show apps on the Start screen and prioritize desktop apps can provide a much more familiar experience to users who prefer the traditional Windows Start menu.
USB graphics is “virtual” in that it uses the CPU and GPU to do all rendering. So it’s not recommended for 3D gaming or full-length movies (youtube quality is fine), and it requires a PC with 2 cores 2Ghz or better for low-latency use.
Mac users — be warned that OS X support for display over USB is currently very limited, especially for dual-head products like the USB3-3900DHE. The DisplayLink drivers are beta-grade for 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and alpha-grade for 10.9 (Mavericks). Due to multiple issues and limitations with dual-head displays, OS X 10.9 should be considered to support single-head display only, until DisplayLink and Apple are able to put out point releases on 10.9 in coming months.
If you have any questions at all about the product, feel free to post below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for going out of your way for Plugable products!
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