Software update: AnyDesk 4.2.1




Version 4.2 of AnyDesk has been released and an update for the Windows version has already been published. With this program, developed by former employees of TeamViewer, another computer can be taken over to manage it remotely. The program is available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Android and iOS, although not every platform is on the same version number. It is free for home use, for commercial use or a one-off fee is requested, or a lower amount per year. It does not matter how many updates come out in the meantime. The changelog of the last few versions looks like this:

AnyDesk 4.2.1 (Windows)
Fixed Bugs
Fixed a crash which could occur after one minute when there is no mouse attached to the system.
Fixed packets being dumped which should only be dumped in debug mode.
Fixed a rare crash which occured immediately after starting AnyDesk.
AnyDesk 2.9.7 (Linux)
New Features
Added connect to login screen feature for APT based distributions (only for X11)
Added privacy settings to be on-par with the Windows port
Changed default path of the chat log to Documents folder
Changed default path for the screenshots to Pictures folder
Changed default path for file downloads to Downloads folder
Added chatlog and screenshot path settings
Added choose alias panel. The user can now choose an alias like in the Windows port.
Added popup menu to address (Copy invitation, Copy address, claim alias, etc)
Added gksu and polkit functionality to enable the global settings
Added bring to top on chat option
Fixed Bugs
Fixed a bug in the TreeView that could lead to undefined behavior
Fixed reading the / proc directory for Ubuntu based distributions
Fixed service file for Ubuntu based distributions
Fixed file transfer issue with files containing spaces in the filename
Fixed a bug that could crash AnyDesk during a file transfer is some special characters were in the filename
Fixed an issue that prevents the switch sides feature from working
Fixed a bug that could crash the tray icon
Fixed a bug that could crash the audio settings
Fixed the settings window not updating correctly
Removed unneccessary dependencies from the debian package
Fixed the command line interface
Fixed a bug that prevented the custom logo from beeing shown
Fixed the tray icon not auto start in global fashion
AnyDesk 4.2.0 (macOS)
New Features
Implemented custom context menu for AnyDesk ID (claim alias, show alias / show id, copy address).
Implemented claim alias feature for macOS, where the user can choose an alias.
Fixed Bugs
During a session, the hotkeys or macOS are disabled, so that they can be transmitted to the remote side.
In incoming file transfer sessions, the file display on the remote side was not refreshed when the folder contents changed. The file manager view should refresh now automatically.
Fixed a bug in incoming file transfer sessions.
The Command + C shortcut now works on the AnyDesk ID.
AnyDesk now prevents macOS from going to sleep mode when there is an active session.
Fixed a bug in the request elevation feature.
4.2.0 (Windows)
New Features
Clipboard file transfer can now be disabled in the security settings.
The preview image can now be disabled in the privacy settings.
Most of the edits now support ‘Ctrl’ + ‘A’.
The session comment section can now be disabled where it appears.
Fixed Bugs
Fixed a crash in D3D render mode.
Fixed a crash related to the ‘Follow remote mouse cursor’ feature.
Fixed a bug which made it possible to set a password which did not meet the password safety requirements of AnyDesk for unattended access.
Fixed a race condition that could occur during requesting an alias.
When pasting a file after disabling the clipboard, the file copy operation got stuck. The file copy operation is canceled when clipboard sync is disabled.
Fixed a weird bug which made AnyDesk crash immediately on startup.
AnyDesk 3.0 screenshot (620 pix)

Version number 4.2.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
License type Freeware / Paid


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