AstroViewPalm is the program you use to view a shared computer from a Palm Powered device. Once downloaded unzip or unstuff and then install it onto your handheld via hotsync. After running it you will have access to a menu named "View" with menuitems "View Desktop...", "Diconnect From Share...", "Connection Options...", and "Network Statistics...". Statistics shows you the amount of used memory, how much data has been sent and read on the current connection and average connection speeds. Options lets you set some security features and a slow connection option. Disconnect breaks down the current connection. View brings up a dialog which allows you to view and control a shared desktop supplying the IP or DNS address, port number, computer name and password.
AstroViewPalm also allows you to save whatever is currently in the viewer as a picture whether you are connected to a remote desktop or not. This ability is found under the "Image" menu. You can view a desktop or a saved image in 3 levels of Zoom: Normal (1X), Zoom Double (2X) and Zoom Quadruple (4X). This ability is found under the "Zoom" menu. You can also push the up and down page buttons on the front of your device to zoom in and out respectively. Viewing in Double and Quadruple modes decreases bandwith significantly.
Most likely you will be viewing a remote desktop that is larger than the display on your Palm OS device. Currently AstroViewPalm has 3 ways to view different parts of that larger desktop. You do this by "scrolling".
We offer 3 scroll modes: Grab, Scale and Mouse.
You can copy whatever text is currently selected on the shared machine to your handheld's clipboard. Do this by choosing "Copy From Remote..." under the "View" menu. You can also paste whatever text is currently on your handheld's clipboard to the text insertion point of the shared computer. Do this by choosing "Paste To Remote..." under the "View" menu. For both copying and pasting a maximum of 5000 characters are moved with one operation.