scriptThe application (whether Linux, Windows or macOS) for displaying and controlling Android devices from your desktop has been updated to version 1.9. The new version includes two-way copy and paste, new options to turn off the Android screen while mirroring, and more.
scrcpy is a free and open source tool for displaying and controlling Android devices via USB or wireless. It focuses on brightness, performance, and quality, providing high resolution, high FPS, and low latency. You can read more about it on this article.scrcpy 1.9 includes a new option to turn off the phone screen and display the screen only on the computer (when mirroring). Focus the scrcpy window and press
Ctrl + o Turn off the device screen while mirroring, and
Ctrl + p Turn it back on. You can also run scrcpy with the following command
-S / --turn-screen-off Turn off the device screen at startup. This scrcpy release is another nice addition in two-way copy-paste. However, you cannot just copy and paste something on your desktop on Android. You need to copy something on Android (select text and press “copy”), then focus the scrcpy window, press
Ctrl + c, And then you can paste the text on your desktop.
Copying text from computer to Android device is already available in scrcpy and works as you would expect. Adopt
Ctrl + c Then on the desktop
Ctrl + v On an Android device.
In addition, you can now use
Ctrl + Shift + v Copy your computer clipboard to your Android device without pasting it. scrcpy1.9 also disables the X11 synthesizer bypass. The compositor bypass is suitable for full-screen games that consume a lot of GPU resources. Since scrcpy is very lightweight and usually runs in windows, using a synthesizer bypass can cause unnecessary synths to hang, especially visible in the KWin window manager. In addition, this can also solve the problem of mouse focus click.
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Other changes in scrcpy 1.9:
- Don’t minimize the window of focus loss
- Continue text injection of failed characters
- Bind the Home key to MOVE_HOME instead of the HOME screen
- Don’t crash if expanded / collapsed panels are not supported
- Do not power on the device if:
--no-controlbe set to
- Improve frame rate counting
- Add run-time options to render outdated frames (ie don’t skip frames)
- Upgrade FFmpeg to version 4.1.3 on Windows and upgrade platform tools to version 29.0.1 (adb)
- Find scrcpy-server.jar in the correct directory on Windows
scrcpy requires Android 5.0 or higher and has ADB debugging enabled on the Android device.
Scrcpy binary for Microsoft Windows only. For information on how to install it on macOS and certain Linux distributions, including Arch Linux and Gentoo, see scrcpy installation part.
On Linux, scrcpy is available as a snapshot package. Update: The snapshot will now install the new scrcpy 1.9.
For information on how to install scrcpy from source on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint or Fedora, check out this article on Linux Uprising (updated today to use the new version).