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Dex for Mac Discontinued!?! Noooo....

(Topic created: 11-10-2021 09:23 AM)
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KrisKrunch
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What are my options, besides switching to Windows?

Finally upgraded to my 6th Galaxy, the 256 GB S21 Ultra! 

Upgraded Dex on my Mac, so I could finally take advantage of wireless Dex.... and saw a terrible notification that it's getting discontinued on Mac in a couple of months!! 

Man. I really love Dex for so many reasons... It's the most convenient way to interface with the phone when I'm at my work station. So I figured out how to live without the SD-Card expansion slot... and now Dex is chopped... What's getting cut next?

Anyway. Are there work arounds to this, so I can continue to interface with my phone in this manner?

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brianjsw
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As the app for Mac is already written and working, committing to continue supporting it isn't that difficult, time consuming or expensive. One wonders what motivated the decision. Tend to wonder if Microsoft asked them to discontinue it and make it another Windows 10/11 exclusive integration like some of their other partnerships.

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user365170tdJ15
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Use a virtual machine with a Windows image.
My husband runs Dex on a Windows image, using VirtualBox on openSuse Linux.
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KrisKrunch
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@user365170tdJ15 How much does this impact the performance of his system? 

I wish there was some sort of native replacement / workaround.

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user365170tdJ15
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Zero impact, based on human perception.
We work for a software company who leases computers for our developers - all those computers are cloud-based virtual machines (maybe heard of Amazon EC2?).
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microwin13
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Would a Wineskin program work?

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Anonymous
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Your best option is to use only dex
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user365170tdJ15
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If Dex will no longer be available on Mac, how does one "use only Dex", unless you go out and buy a desktop or laptop to run Windows?
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Anonymous
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Connect your phone to your monitor
Done. 👍
Everything in one place
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user365170tdJ15
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.. Interesting. What about using desktop keyboard too? KB and monitor aren't connected ?
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Anonymous
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Use screen as TouchPad
Keyboard pops up
Or
Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
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