Introduction to HUAWEI tablet-laptop collaboration

Applicable products: HUAWEI MatePad 11
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Introduction to HUAWEI tablet-laptop collaboration

1. Enabling tablet-laptop collaboration

There are two methods for tablet-laptop collaboration: wireless connection and wired connection.

To set up a wireless connection, you can use Huawei PC Manager on a laptop. Open Huawei PC Manager, go to My devices > Tablet, and then click CONNECT or click the Mirror, Extend, or Collaborate card to set up a connection in the corresponding mode. If you click CONNECT, the connection mode set up last time will be used and Mirror mode will take effect by default when used for the first time. The following figure shows an example.

To set up a wireless connection, you can also use Notification Center on a laptop. Click the icon in the lower right corner of the laptop. In the displayed Notification Center, click the Tablet icon in the Multi-Screen Collaboration window to set up a connection. The connection mode set up last time will be used and Mirror mode will take effect by default when used for the first time.

To set up a wired connection, connect the tablet to a laptop using a data cable and touch CONNECT in the prompts displayed on the tablet and laptop.

2. Mirror mode

In Mirror mode, a laptop's screen will be projected onto the tablet's screen and the content on the tablet will be identical to that on the laptop. You can use the touchscreen (with your fingers or stylus) of the tablet to implement reverse control, use the stylus to draw on the projected screen, and use the keyboard of the tablet to type on the projected screen.

The following figure shows the sidebar functions of the tablet in Mirror mode. If you touch and hold an icon, a pop-up message will be displayed.

After a connection is set up in Mirror mode, you can also change the position where the tablet sidebar in Huawei PC Manager is displayed, set the length-width ratio to be consistent with the laptop (default) or the tablet, and set the position of the black border on the tablet's screen, as shown in the following figure.

In addition, you can switch the audio of the laptop to the tablet for playback. To switch the audio, try one of the following methods:

Method 1: Open Huawei PC Manager, find audio options for Multi-Screen Collaboration, and select the name of the audio output device.

Method 2: Open Huawei PC Manager, enter Notification Center, click the audio switch card, and select the name of the audio output device.

Method 3: Swipe down from the status bar of the tablet to open Notification Center.

3. Extend mode

In Extend mode, you can drag a window on the laptop onto the tablet. The laptop and tablet will display different content, which is similar to working on dual monitors. You can also use the touchscreen (with your fingers or stylus) of the tablet to implement reverse control, use the stylus to draw on the projected screen, and use the keyboard of the tablet to type on the projected screen or on the laptop's screen.

The following figure shows the sidebar functions of the tablet in Extend mode. If you touch and hold an icon, a pop-up message will be displayed.

After a connection is set up in Extend mode, you can change the position where the sidebar in Huawei PC Manager is displayed, set the screen position (the position of the tablet's screen relative to the laptop's screen), and set the position of the black border on the tablet's screen, as shown in the following figure.

In addition, you can switch the audio of the laptop to the tablet for playback. The audio switching methods are the same as those in Mirror mode.

4. Resolution policies in Mirror mode and Extend mode

After the collaboration is established, you can change the resolution and scaling ratio of the primary and secondary screens in Display settings on the laptop. (Right-click the laptop's desktop and go to Display settings > Scale and layout to change the size or display resolution of text, apps, and other items.) However, the collaboration performance may be affected after the modification, so exercise caution when changing these settings.

5. Collaborate mode

In Collaborate mode, the tablet and laptop run their own systems. You can share the mouse and keyboard of the laptop with the tablet (by directly moving the mouse of the laptop to the tablet's screen).

You can also drag files and text between your tablet and laptop in the following ways:

From a laptop to a tablet: Use the mouse/touchpad to hold and press/touch the file you want to drag, hold and press the left mouse button, drag the file to the tablet's screen, and release the mouse to start transferring the file. (To drag text, select the text you want to drag and then perform the preceding steps.)

From a tablet to a laptop: Use the mouse/touchpad to hold and press/touch the file you want to drag. When the shadow effect is displayed, drag it to the laptop's screen and release the mouse to start transferring the file. (To drag text, select the text you want to drag and then perform the preceding steps.)

The following figure shows the drag-in and drag-out principles (similar to the phone-laptop collaboration). When the target window supports drag-in of such files, the icon in the upper left corner of the floating window will change to a plus sign (+). If drag-in is not supported, the status will be disabled.

Drag Type (Refer to Files and Phone-Laptop Collaboration)

Drag-in and Drag-out

1. Images (such as in JPG/PNG format)

1. Gallery

2. Video (such as in MP4/MOV format)

2. Files

3. Audio (such as in MP3/AMR format)

3. Email

4. Documents (such as Word/Excel/PPT files)

4. Notes

5. Compressed packages (such as in RAR/ZIP format)

6. Text

After a connection is set up in Collaborate mode, you can change the position of the screen (the position of the tablet's screen relative to the laptop's screen) in Huawei PC Manager.

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