There two modes in Total Control, Windows Desktop Mode (WDM) and Multi-Device Control Center (MDCC), MDCC is a completely different beast, we will dedicate a section to describe it later. For simplicity, we will describe WDM in most of the sections.

There are several types and functions of different types of windows:

  • Main Window: When Total Control is started, this window will always be present. It consists of several functions:
    • The device names of the connected devices, Lite will display the thumbnail of the device screen content, will update thumbnail regularly. Double click on the device name will bring the device to front. [Pro] For 2 devices or more: it has 3 sync modes: mouse, keyboard and function key, sync mode allows all devices follow the same action as main device. You can also change the device name that is meaningful to TC.
    • If notification is configured, it will show the notification summary at the bottom of device window. Click on it to bring up more detailed information, the icon will reflect number of unread notifications.
    • "Apply All" is seldom used, right now it only support screenshot to all devices.
    • "Script", scripting is a big part of Total Control, this popup a scripting window with many features. See later sections.
    • "MDCC" – Enter MDCC mode, for 4 device or less, advise to use WDM. MDCC is efficient for 10 devices or more.
  • Device Window: This is where the mirroring and control take place. You can open as many devices as CPU and network can sustain, Total Control supports (need to pay extra for more than 2 devices) up to 50 devices, WDM is suitable for handful of devices. With many device windows, there is always one "main" device window, click the mouse cursor on another device window to switch the "main" device window. var device = Device.getMain().
  • Connection Window, clicking main window "+" will bring up Connection Window, the connection window will also popup automatically when USB device is connected. Click "Connect new device" this is where you can connect via USB, TCP and QR Code to project device screen.