Winswitch – Allows you to display running applications on other computers

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Window Switch is a tool which allows you to display running applications on other computers than the one you start them on. Once an application has been started via a winswitch server, it can be displayed on other machines running winswitch client, as required.
You no longer need to save and send documents to move them around, simply move the view of the application to the machine where you need to access it.


Key Features

Shadow an existing display or another session
Start sessions on remote (or local) machines using intuitive menus
Disconnect from those sessions and re-connect when you need them again
Send them to other machines with just one click
Stays out of the way using a single icon in your system tray

You can see some of these features in action on the screenshots page.

System Design Features

Portable: the code should be portable to almosty any platform, from mobile phones to data centers.
Secure: It uses strong cryptography to authenticate both the server and clients.
ZeroConf: using mDNS, local servers are detected automatically.
Simple Line Protocol: the protocol used to communicate between the client and server is a simple single line text protocol.
Performance: the system can preload sessions and tunnels, which makes starting new sessions very fast.
Flexible: the sessions are accessible from Window Switch, but also using xpra directly, any NX client or any standard VNC client.
Integration with file managers: Windows Explorer (on Windows) and Nautilus on Linux.

To provide all these features Window Switch relies on many open source tools and technologies, listed here.

Cool Features

Using blueproximity or similar tools, you can get the windows to follow you around without having to touch the computer. Window Switch will simply re-connect the windows to the computer which is nearest to you.
Sound redirection: start playing some music on one computer, move the window to another, and the sound will go with it

Install winswitch on ubuntu 13.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

Import the packager's key:

wget | apt-key add --

sudo echo "deb saucy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winswitch.list;
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install winswitch



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