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Allow casting my drawing to chromecast

this would make this software the ULTIMATE graphic facilitation tool. a total game changer! Imagine seeing a cast icon at the top of the screen. once pressed your television mirrors your drawing surface. meeting becomes interactive. upon completion, export a pdf to all who were present. awesome. Please make this happen.

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  • Dennis Toll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Andrew - would it help to use the 4K version of the Chromecast? I am using the standard, third generation Chromecast at 1080p HD, and was not sure if it was worth spending $70 to try the 4K version. Thanks for the help. Other than this issue, I love the app.

  • AdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Dennis What you're experiencing is actually something different. There is a known issue with casting from Android apps on certain Chromebooks. So far the only devices we've identified with the issue are the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate. We've reported the issue to Google and they're looking into it. Please let us know if you're experiencing this issue on a different Chromebook.

  • Dennis Toll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can cast a tab from my Chromebook, open Google Keep in the tab, open a drawing, and use it like a whiteboard. Looks great on the screen, so something about Google's casting framework works in that case. Wish it would work as well in squid.

  • Dennis Toll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, it is an awesome feature. But here it is, 2019, and my Squid documents are still pixilated and very low resolution when chromecast to TV. Why?

  • AdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Ethan We've tested with a Chromecast Ultra on a 4k TV and have seen the same result. We've tried to determine if there's a way to cast at a higher resolution, but at this time it appears we're stuck with the resolution that's provided by Google's casting framework (which is not 4k).

  • Ethan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a 4k google chromecast ultra on a 4k tv and when I cast squid to it it looks 480 resolution. drawings look grainy, low definition and oversized. If I change the zoom, details start disappearing. How can improve the appearance, i.e. get higher resolution when casting squid?

  • AdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There isn't exactly a "presentation mode" anymore. We didn't want to use Google's terminology of "casting" originally, since we didn't have official Chromecast support. But now that we do, the feature is termed "casting and presenting". Essentially, you cast to a device, then present a note. However, the feature doesn't *only* support Chromecast, it still works with any kind of secondary display (wired or wireless).

  • Roland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great thanks. Is there still a good reason to use presentation mode or has this effectively become deprecated because of Chromecast support?

  • Roland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is Squid (Android) now fully supported on Chromecast and/or have the aforementioned limitations of presentation mode been overcome? It would be my only use case for Chromecast but a big one so I'd really like to know.

  • Adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is great for me, but I am anxious to get full support as the Mirror Screen feature seems to drop periodically and I have to go through two apps to reconnect.

  • Christian Sass commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    since Samsung has refused to update the 10.1 tablet it would be great to have native Gaston support in your application rather than require and the OS upgrade in order to see this

  • Ibrahim Awwal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm having the same issue as Khoi Minh Vo, I can't erase anything at all while in Presentation mode, and drawings stick around across pages. This is a bit frustrating because it renders the app largely non-functional, and I can't disable the presentation mode when I'm casting my screen. I'd be happy to just cast the screen as it's shown but I can't since Papyrus automatically goes into this mode.

  • Khoi Minh Vo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I've been having trouble finding much information about presentation mode for Papyrus online. When I use it, I can draw/annotate PDFs but the eraser and undo feature don't work. Anything I draw or write just stays on the presentation, even if I switch pages. So the annotation isn't made on the page, but "above" the actual page. Is this an intended feature or a glitch? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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