These gestures will interact with the app:
Pinch in or out to zoom the display.
Double-tap with two fingers to toggle into or out of fullscreen (bottom toolbar hidden).
Screen Edge Gestures
To perform these gestures, start swiping from your device edges towards the center in a straight line.
Use these gestures to:
- Unhide the dock.
- Move quickly to one edge on the remote display.
- Show the menu bar when the app running on your remote Mac is in fullscreen mode.
NOTE: When the device keyboard is visible, perform the swipe up gesture over the shortcuts toolbar.
Hot Corners Gestures
Hot Corners are actions triggered when you move your mouse cursor to a corner of you Mac display. You can set Hot Corners in System Preferences → Desktop & Screen Saver → Hot Corners.
To trigger a Hot Corner, simply swipe from a screen-edge corner. Screens will take care of moving the cursor to that corner for you.
Three Fingers Swipe Gestures
Just like using your Magic Trackpad! Screens sends corresponding keyboard shortcuts for these actions. By default, Screens uses the default shortcuts from macOS:
- Swipe up to launch Mission Control (⌃ ↑)
- Swipe down to show all windows for the current application (⌃ ↓)
- Swipe right to move left a space (⌃ ←)
- Swipe left to move right a space (⌃ →)
If you have different shortcuts than these in System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts, then you can either set them to what is suggested above or install Screens Connect on your Mac. Screens Connect takes care of sending the correct keyboard shortcuts to Screens so you don't have to worry about them. Moreover, it makes it easy to connect to your Mac when you're away. See Installing Screens Connect for macOS for more information.
Is your Mac is running macOS 10.14 Mojave? You will need to change your keyboard shortcuts because of a bug Apple introduced. More details here.
NOTE: If you're connecting to a Windows or Linux PC, the Swipe Up and Swipe Down gestures are disabled. The Swipe Left and Swipe Right gestures are associated to the Alt-Tab shortcut, which will display the app switcher on the remote computer.
- Other than dragging (if configured), three-finger gestures are not supported.
- Zoom is not supported.
- Rotate is not supported.
- Smart Zoom is not supported.
- Open Notification Center is not supported.
If one or more gestures aren't working, make sure that you're signed into Screens Connect on the remote computer using the same Screens ID as is being used on the Screens device you're connecting from.
If this isn't the problem, on the remote Mac, try resetting assigned shortcuts.
1. Launch System Preferences.
2. Click Keyboard.
3. Click the Shortcuts tab.
4. Click Restore Defaults.
macOS 10.14 Mojave
Unfortunately macOS 10.14 broke all keyboard shortcuts that contains modifier keys and arrows. We've notified Apple about it but haven't heard back yet. In the meantime, the workaround is to change the shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and use other keys than arrows.
For example, you could use CTRL-SHIFT-M for Mission Control instead of CTRL-SHIFT-UP and so forth. Screens Connect should pick those changes up and forward them to Screens.
You'll find more details in this article.