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USE Engine v2.1.6

September 12, 2019

Fixed

  • After the OS has been in sleep mode, user signed in with Slack could be signed out and has to enter his credentials again even if 'Automatically sign in' has been checked

USE Engine v2.1.5

August 21, 2019

Added

  • A sound will be played when a session invite is received as well as when a notification is displayed on Windows and macOS (can be disabled from preferences menu)

Changed

  • Default avatars are now identicons, should be familiar to our dev fellows
  • New keyboard shortcuts to accept or ignore a session invite (displayed below the corresponding buttons)
  • Smoother email verification when creating an account

Fixed

  • On Windows, win + keys combos don't always work when the host is macOS (equivalent to cmd + keys)
  • On Windows, sleep mode can make the app restart multiple times and crash
  • On Windows, mouse cursors were incorrectly displayed when sharing a Microsoft Office app
  • On macOS, host cursor moves erratically when guests simply move their cursors without even clicking
  • On macOS, contact list scrolling is not smooth
  • Some windows can be displayed outside of the screen and with weird images due to display pixel ratio handling
  • Automatically sign in with Slack does not always work after the OS has been in sleep mode
  • Stability improvements

USE Engine v2.1.4

June 20, 2019

Added

  • You can now sign in with Slack. It's simple, fast and secure! Slack can be interfaced with your Single Sign-On (SSO) provider and handles two-factor authentification

Changed

  • Sign in/sign up cosmetics

USE Engine v2.1.3

June 11, 2019

Added

  • Premium plan support, allowing you to join anyone's screen and still get unlimited remote screen control
  • You can now sign out remotely another already signed in app instance when the message 'already connected' shows
  • Add a button to instantly verify email and proceed with the registration

Changed

  • Reduce max framerate to 20 when in automatic framerate mode (default)

Fixed

  • On macOS, some special characters can't be typed using certain dead keys on various keyboard layouts
  • On macOS, shift + shift from the app client on IntelliJ produces nothing
  • On macOS, fn combos and/or arrow keys prevent users from doing some key combos such as cmd + num on IntelliJ and can also block remote keyboard inputs until the app is restarted
  • Notifications and rating window shows up when a user swap the presenter role
  • On Windows, service mode does not always automatically start correctly
  • On macOS, the screensaver shows up in the middle of a session

USE Engine v2.1.2

May 02, 2019

Changed

  • Disconnections from the server no longer end ongoing screen sharing sessions

Fixed

  • On macOS, keys can get stucked when the host starts to type while a guest is typing
  • On macOS, when using ShiftIt, ctrl+alt+cmd+arrow don't do anything
  • On macOS, cmd+`, cmd+-, cmd+shift+-, cmd+[0-9] don't do anything
  • Clicking multiple times on the add button when adding a contact can show an error message

USE Engine v2.1.1

April 01, 2019

Fixed

  • Random mouse lag when joining a screen from app client
  • Scrolling on a large contact list on macOS shows duplicated contacts
  • Can't seek in recorded session videos
  • Alt+key combos from macOS app client to a Windows host produces nothing
  • Random lag when no audio output device is connected on Windows
  • Cmd+key combos on macOS sends key multiple times on some apps and user needs to do another action to stop it
  • Keyboard inputs don't work on some macOS apps (eg. VMware Fusion), character a or 3 is sent when pressing any key

USE Engine v2.1.0

March 20, 2019

Added

  • Record your session to re-watch it later on
  • New lightweight session bar to quickly change what you're sharing, mute your mic, record or end the session
  • You can now join a screen with the app when receiving an email/link invite
  • You can now join a remote desktop session (machine permanently accessible) from the app

Changed

  • Host doesn't block guest inputs anymore when simply moving their mouse cursor
  • Session duration is now shown on the session bar and on the session tab

Fixed

  • No audio between two guests when a network issue occurs, guests have to rejoin

Security

  • Security fix concerning the swap feature

USE Engine v2.0.6

March 07, 2019

Fixed

  • Some users can't potentially sign in/use the app when on a very slow connection
  • On Windows, setting display scale ratio can make the app bigger than the screen
  • On Windows, the app is launched with admin rights when the installer ends

USE Engine v2.0.5

January 18, 2019

Added

  • Connection quality is now displayed next to each user with information about the P2P connection when hovering it
  • On MacOS, dock icon is now visible when a window is opened
  • App client can now start in windowed mode, can be set in preferences

Fixed

  • cmd + / from a MacOS guest with US Qwerty keyboard makes MacOS host cursor change to ? and users can't type anymore, forcing the host to restart the app
  • On Windows, app client may show a black screen on some machines instead of the host screen / app
  • System audio sharing does not work on Windows 7
  • USE Engine has to be closed on MacOS before switching user sessions
  • alt + enter from a Windows host does not work on a Windows host sharing IntelliJ
  • After some time, users behind restrictive network can't share a screen / app or chat with other users, needing to restart the app
  • Fix typos and some misleading messages

USE Engine v2.0.4

November 30, 2018

Fixed

  • MacOS 10.14 does not always ask for microphone permission, leading to screensharing sessions with no audio
  • cmd + alt + key from a MacOS guest does nothing on a MacOS host
  • cmd + click from a MacOS guest does not work on a MacOS host sharing IntelliJ
  • Moving cursor on the black borders of the app client does move the remote cursor too
  • Pending invites on session tab are hidden when swapping
  • Fix some typos
  • Improve stability

USE Engine v2.0.3

November 14, 2018

Added

  • A window asking you to rate your experience appears after a screen sharing or call session ends so you can easily send us your feedback

Changed

  • Latency has been greatly reduced on the app client (web client is still impacted by latency)
  • The host can now move their mouse cursor without interrupting guests who are currently typing / clicking
  • Mic state on main interface is now synchronized with mic state on the client
  • Hardware encoding on MacOS is now only used when sharing a screen with web client on Safari to improve experience, latency and bandwidth usage
  • App client now better handles unstable Internet connections
  • Update window now displays the changelog

Removed

  • Session quality settings are removed from the clients, quality now adapts itself to your available resources

Fixed

  • Changing audio input / output devices produce nothing when in a session with the app client
  • Scroll wheel on Windows 7 can cause a crash when hovering a dropdown menu
  • App client on Windows may be shown below task bar
  • In call status may remain after a session ends, forcing the user to restart the app
  • A black screen may appear instead of the remote screen after swaping the presenter role
  • Lag may be experienced after swaping the presenter role

USE Engine v2.0.2

August 28, 2018

Added

  • DPI scaling support on Windows

Fixed

  • Audio input muted state
  • Mouse inputs issues on MacOS

USE Engine v2.0.1

July 16, 2018

Added

  • User can now report an issue directly from the app

Changed

  • 'User is online' and 'new message' notifications can be disabled from general settings

Fixed

  • Keyboard inputs issues with ctrl combos
  • Mouse inputs issues on MacOS

USE Engine v2.0.0

July 11, 2018

Added

  • User avatar
  • User status
  • Contact list
  • Instant messaging with contacts
  • Session presenter and a user can now swap their roles using the 'swap' feature
  • Native client

Changed

  • Major interface rework

USE Engine v1.5.2

March 28, 2018

Added

  • Automatic gain control
  • New screen / app frame grabber on MacOS which offers better support for MacBook Pro Retina

Changed

  • Better email formats support (W3C compliant)
  • Accept any username with length from 1 character to 100
  • Audio chat stability enhanced

Fixed

  • USE Engine Windows uninstaller could not stop the process
  • Issues with audio enable / disable button

USE Engine v1.5.1

February 26, 2018

Added

  • Allow a user to completely hide web sidebar (user list) for integration purposes
  • Automatically sign in when USE Engine is launched

Changed

  • An invited user now receives a warning dialog when his browser may not be supported

Fixed

  • Audio chat echo cancellation was not working correctly when there were more than 2 users connected
  • Audio chat on Opera was not always working correctly
  • Issue when there was no audio input on the machine
  • Capitals on email were not accepted
  • Issues with audio enable / disable button
  • USE engine could be launched multiple times in some cases
  • 1.5.0 retrocompatibility issues

USE Engine v1.5.0

February 07, 2018

Added

  • Audio chat
  • Proxy support on USE Engine
  • Hardware H.264 encoding on MacOS
  • Hardware encoding can now be enabled / disabled

Changed

  • Less restrictive passwords
  • USE Engine does not require administrator privileges anymore
  • User inputs handling reworked
  • Chat messages max length is now 4096 characters

Fixed

  • Mouse and touch events could not work simultaneously
  • Mouse scrolling issues
  • Windows app sharing did not work on some maximized apps such as Word

USE Engine v1.4.1

December 20, 2017

Added

  • Retina support on MacOS
  • System audio streaming support for MacOS
  • Automatic framerate on USE Engine based on CPU usage

Changed

  • Ask user to add USE Engine to accessibility list on MacOS

Fixed

  • Command key was not sent on MacOS
  • Room names with whitespaces was not working
  • Cursor position was incorrect when primary screen changed on Windows
  • Local user inputs conflicts with some user special key inputs

USE Engine v1.4.0

November 15, 2017

Added

  • USE Engine for MacOS
  • App sharing
  • Random room names
  • User invitations with email or by sharing an URL

Fixed

  • Excessive CPU usage on USE Engine
  • Memory leaks

USE Engine v1.3.0

September 22, 2017

Added

  • File sharing
  • System audio streaming (desktop audio)

Fixed

  • Random disconnections between USE Engine and USE Signaling
  • Cursors offseted on a 4K resolution