The browser is second-class to the Client Connection Method . What it lacks it makes up for in convenience. You might find it necessary to use the browser if you are unable to install software.
There are a few issues that won't or can't be fixed due to technology limitations. This page lists some of what has been noted.
* Safari may not to work under all circumstances, but has also been seen to work. It is an unknown at this point what to expect. Firefox and Chrome are known to work.
* Audio NEVER seems to work over the browser.
* The browser is limited to basic keystrokes. Some tools such as "alt-tab" do not always have the intended effect.
* Advanced features such as file sharing (drag & drop) and clipboard sharing do work, but with reduced reliability.
How to Use the Browser
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