ISL Light Desktop plugin for Windows 1.4.8 (2014-05-08)


General Information

On 8th of May the following was released :

  • ISL Light Desktop plugin 1.4.8 for Windows (revision=34332, release_date=2014-05-07, platform=win32)

All updates haverelease date set to 2014-05-07. Your ESS will need to be same or higher to be able to update your server. This release is available to all countries except Japan.

8th of May update Hosted Service roll out: release is available to early adopters (SI,DE,GB)13th of May update Hosted Service roll out: release is available to all countries except Japan

Upgrading to new version

Hosted service users please check Upgrading Hosted Service.

Server license users please check Upgrading Server License.


New features

ISL Light - Desktop - add option to specify desktop driver from viewer side [ISLLIGHT-1197] More


Added option to select Desktop driver. The selection can be accessed from Tools -> Desktop driver. When connected to Windows 8 ( or 8.1 ) users are able to choose between Desktop duplication driver and polling/hooks driver. In case users are connected to machine that does not have Windows 8 or 8.1 installed only polling/hooks option is available.

Defect fixes

ISL Light - Desktop - wrong detection of user active [ISLLIGHT-1071] More


Users may have experienced user control switching back and forth between local user and remote user when connected to a remote computer with VMware Agent installed on their system. The issue only happened when remote user moved the mouse for more then 50 pixels from original position. In that case the remote user lost control , as the mouse move event was injected as it was done locally. This events are now processed differently, control switching should no longer happen.

The defect was fixed.

ISL Light - Desktop - Only part of screen is visible when Windows 8 duplication API is used [ISLLIGHT-1094] More


When connecting to Windows 8 ( or 8.1 ) machine users may have seen only a part of the remote desktop. This happens when the remote computer uses increased DPI settings. ISL Light desktop plugin did not use the correct value for the DPI, which resulted in only part of the screen being visible. Screen grabbing functionality was redesigned and includes correct DPI value. Users should correctly see the whole desktop.

The defect was fixed.

ISL Light - Desktop - Duplication API does not work when using DirectX 9 graphics card [ISLLIGHT-1176] More


ISL Light desktop plugin uses Windows desktop duplication API. When streaming from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 the desktop duplication API was not used on computers with graphics card that uses DirectX 9. Support for DirectX 9 graphics cards was added to ISL Light desktop plugin.

The defect was fixed.

Was this article helpful?