Mobile Device Access

Menu path: Setup > Accessories > Mobile Device Access

Feature Not Available on IZ Devices

This feature is not available on IGEL IZ devices (IGEL Zero HDX, IGEL Zero RFX, or IGEL Zero Horizon).

With this function, you can access the directories and files of a mobile device. Mobile device access is available from IGEL OS 10.04.100 onwards.

Feature with limited support! The mobile device access feature comes with limited support and without any warranty. Any support for this feature is provided on a non-binding, “best effort” basis.

The following device types can be used:

  • Smartphones with Android (via MTP / PTP) or iOS
  • Tablets with Android via MTP / PTP) or iOS
  • Digital cameras

The functionality may differ according to the specific device and operating system version.


To use the mobile device access feature, you must first activate the function. For information about the activation and use, see Using Mobile Device Access.

The settings for starting the function are described below.

Session name: Name for the session.

The session name must not contain any of these characters: \ / : * ? “ < > | [ ] { } ( )

Starting Methods for Session

Start menu

 The session can be launched from the start menu.

Application Launcher

 The session can be launched with the Application Launcher.

Desktop

 The session can be launched with a program launcher on the desktop.

Quick start panel

 The session can be launched with the quick start panel.

Start menu's system tab

The session can be launched with the start menu's system tab.

Application Launcher's system tab

 The session can be launched with the Application Launcher's system tab.

Desktop context menu

 The session can be launched with the desktop context menu.

Menu folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used in the start menu and in the desktop context menu.

Application Launcher folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used in the Application Launcher.

Desktop folder: If you specify a folder name or a path comprising a number of folder names separated by "/", a menu path will be created for the session. The menu path will be used for the program launcher on the desktop.

Password protection: Specifies which password will be requested when launching the session.
Possible values:

  • None: No password is requested when launching the session.
  • Administrator: The administrator password is requested when launching the session.
  • User: The user password is requested when launching the session.
  • Setup user: The setup user's password is requested when launching the session.

Hotkey

 The session can be started with a hotkey. A hotkey consists of one or more modifiers and a key.

Modifiers: A modifier or a combination of several modifiers for the hotkey. You can select a set key symbol/combination or your own key symbol/combination. A key symbol is a defined chain of characters, e.g. Ctrl. Here, you will find the available modifiers and the associated key symbols:

  • (No modifier) = None
  •  = Shift
  • [Ctrl] = Ctrl
  •  = Mod4

    When this keyboard key is used as a modifier, it is represented as Mod4; when it is used as a key, it is represented as Super_L.

  • [Alt] = Alt

Key combinations are formed as follows with |:

  • Ctrl +  = Ctrl|Super_L

Key: Key for the hotkey

To enter a key that does not have a visible character, e. g. the [Tab] key, open a terminal, log on as user and enter xev -event keyboard. Press the key to be used for the hotkey. The text in brackets that begins with keysym contains the key symbol for the Key field. Example: Tab in (keysym 0xff09, Tab)

Autostart

 The session will be launched automatically when the device boots.

Restart

 The session will be restarted automatically after the termination.

Autostart delay: Waiting time in seconds between the device booting and the session being launched automatically.

Appliance mode access: Determines whether the session can be started in appliance mode. By default, appliance mode implies that one session is running on the device exclusively. For further information, see Appliance Mode.

 The session can be started in appliance mode. The following starting methods can be used in appliance mode:

  • Desktop (desktop icon; not in appliance mode XDMCP for this Display)
  • Desktop Context Menu (not in appliance mode XDMCP for this Display)
  • Application Launcher (includes Application Launcher's system tabnot in appliance mode XDMCP for this Display)
  • Hotkey
  • Autostart (not in appliance mode XDMCP for this Display)

 The session cannot be started in appliance mode. 


Last update: September 24, 2019