Hey everyone! First off, I think LMI is simply the best and have been using it on my PC for years. I just recently purchased a Mac. Here's the details.
- Running OS X 10.5.2, Firefox 18.104.22.168 & LMI Free 4.0.697 (Feb. 12 build) on my Mac. My screen resolution is 1920x1200, if that matters.
When I access my Mac via my work laptop, the Mac desktop is very slow. Whether I am just accessing a bookmark in FF or opening a window. I have been using this same work laptop to access my PC for years and never any issues.
Has anyone experienced this issue or can please help?
I think I figured out the issue. Basically LMI Free cannot handle the screen resolution of a 24" iMac, which is 1920x1200. I lowered a lot of the settings and it seemed to help a bit, but still slow. Here's what I did.
-Resolution has to be 1600x1000 (or lower)
-Color Quality: Very low
I submitted a ticket to support and they called me back. Basically, the support guy was not helpful and didn't have an answer for me. His only conclusion was that the resolution for a 24" iMac is so high that it will take time for the screen to appear, thus accessing the Mac will be slow.
How sad even when support cannot help. I guess LMI still isn't ready for OS X. I've been using LMI for quite some time now and I hate to see this application act up in this manner.
If you disable the animated dock, change to a single color desktop background and disable all other fancy stuff, it should be good. The Win version does the same automatically. The Mac version is not capable of doing this automatically at the moment.
Having same problem. Accessing 24 inch iMac from MBP and display transfer is horribly slow. AND it drops the connection periodically. I didn't try LMI Windows product, but I did Citrix's GoToMyPC, and it is very good speed wise, even for high resolution installations. I think they are in the process of building similar capability for Mac, but who knows when it'll be available. Plus it's not free....
LMI, perhaps compression or some other smart reduction of the size of transfer would help. CPU is pretty powerful these days, so why not put it to work?
@dirkuijt - Appreciate your replies. Ya, when I am accessing my iMac, I have no other apps running. I, honestly think and hope, that LMI Free for Mac will mature over time, because in its current state, its slower, as you guys have mentioned.
I am using LMI Free on my Mac Mini. I'm running it at 1024x768 with "thousands" of colors and a solid color background. What else can I do to speed up the connection? I'm a Mac newbie so I don't know what more to do.