Wanted to highlight a couple of improvements which can be done on Dex which currently makes its usability kind of difficult.
1) Dex mode - Screen size (Currently a Bug - Definitely needs fixing): The screen size is not customizable at all on the plugged in machine (laptop/screen) - I cannot scale it or change the size settings. Current size when using it is too small and hardly usable.
I usually keep the desktop resolution at either the recommended or slightly smaller size. But when I plug in and open through Dex the screen and the text was so small on the laptop screen that its hardly readable. It may well be that on my phone I have the font / screen size set to small as well, but its clear on the phone - only on dex it becomes too small.
2) Dex Mode Window vs Maximize vs Full screen
Currently we have window (which you can resize as needed) , and you have full screen only when you try to maximize it. Its missing an actual maximize window on windows 10 at least.
Its not a dealbreaker but at least an option to do so would help, i.e. a separate Full screen option vs a maximize option - to be able to switch back and forth on windows 10
3) Usb File sharing at the same time when connected via Dex :
Only applies when I am using a laptop, but it does help when using a personal laptop. So a setting which lets you enable for trusted devices can help .
I agree to not let the desktop/laptop not share the files or clipboard as its more secure that was (in case you are using it outside on a public / unknown device) , but for trusted devices there should be some option as well
Usually most users would use a laptop for Dex as well (rarely just a separate screen) , so this option would help.
4) Clipboard usage on Dex : This is much lower on the list , and its similar as the above
Its better than you cannot use the clipboard across the laptop/desktop and dex (makes it more secure) , but probably include settings to be able to allow the same when in Dex mode. (If you enable copy files between phone and laptop, so clipboard copy paste items will also be useful)
Lastly - a Wireless Dex Mode : Not requeting this as a feature addition but this I would have loved to have (like when doing screen mirroring) - even if its limited than what the current Dex mode offers.
- While showing the connected screen as a Dex mode screen
- and converting the phone screen to a keyboard mouse combo
because that would truly make the phone as a portable laptop anywhere
Those were my thoughts on the features,
fingers crossed - hope these would be available in the future updates.
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Thanks , not sure if other users had faced similar issues on the Dex screen/font size being too small. Pretty sure I am not the only one facing this ? it should not be limited to S10e either I guess.
That fix if the team can check and work on would help a lot.