Jonathan Laufersweiler

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    Jonathan Laufersweiler commented  · 

    This would be huge. Mirroring a phone with its interface designed for the most part to be vertical to mostly fill the screen on a portrait pivoted monitor should already be a thing.

    The calls for DeX mode support are actually missing the point of doing this. It is already possible to hook a single DisplayLink device to a DeX hub and add an additional display that mirror's the phone or tablet screen (not the DeX environment). With an alt-Launcher that handles landscape layouts elegantly and permits icon resizing you can actually get a useful 2-display system with Dex+DisplayLink in paralel right now.

    Adding the portrait->portrait mirroring would make that second display much more attractive to phone users, and would open up the possability of a portrait-oriented second monitor to DeX generally.

    Imagine using a 24" monitor in landscape for DeX with a 17" - 20" in portrait (roughly same height) right next to it mirroring the phone screen via DisplayLink for vertical documents, widgets, and running whatever oddball apps don't want to play nicely with DeX. That's the happy place (even better with a 34" ultrawide and a pivoted 24" for the sidecar ;) ).

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