This section describes features that help you easily interact with your virtual devices.
Because in most cases, virtual devices are controlled with mouse and keyboard, some shortcuts have been implemented to help simulate common gestures:
Zoom in: right click + move mouse to the left
Zoom out: right click + move mouse to the right
Tilt forth: right click + move mouse up
Tilt back: right click + move mouse down
Clockwise rotation: Shift + right click + move mouse to the right
Counterclockwise rotation: Shift + right click + move mouse to the left
If you use Mac OS X, replace right click with ctrl + click.
Drag and drop
To drag and drop files from your computer to the virtual device, ADB must be installed. To configure ADB, please refer to section ADB. The behavior of dragged and dropped files is different according to the file type:
Regular files: regular files are stored in /sdcard/Download. They can be accessed via the File Manager application provided in the virtual device.
Android applications: APK files are installed on the virtual device. If the same application already exists but with another signature, you can decide to override the existing application.
Flashable archives: zip archives detected as flashable (containing a /system folder) are flashed on the device.
Flashable archives may damage your virtual device. We recommend restarting your virtual device after flashing an archive.
Copy and paste
The clipboard is shared between your computer and Genymotion. Thus, you can easily copy and paste text from your computer to Genymotion, and vice versa.
You can control the volume of the sound emitted by your virtual device:
Click to increase the volume.
Click to decrease the volume.
You can rotate the screen of your virtual device by clicking .
Depending on the Android version and the density of your virtual device, the Rotate screen feature may not be available. If you are using an Android version 4.2 or above, make also sure that the Rotate screen feature is not locked in the right-hand bar. Rotation might also be locked in portrait or landscape mode by the current running application. In this case, it is not possible to change it via the Rotate screen button or via the rotation setangle command in Genymotion Shell.
With Pixel Perfect, you can be highly precise in the development of your user interface and ensure every pixel of your application really looks as it should. One pixel of the virtual device is displayed using one pixel of your computer screen.
This feature is only available with Indie and Business licenses.
Click once to activate Pixel Perfect. Click twice to deactivate it.
If the virtual device screen size is larger than your computer screen size, the virtual device window will be maximized and you will be able to use scrollbars to move inside the screen.
With the navigation buttons, you can navigate between applications or display available actions that can be performed.
Back Click once to go back to the previous page. Click twice to exit the application.
Recent apps Click to display the recently used applications.
Menu Click to display the actions you can perform within an application.
Home Click to display the home page at any time.
Power Click to shut down the current virtual device.
When navigating within a virtual device, you can at any time change its display:
Full-screen mode: you can switch to full-screen mode by pressing F11. Pressing a second time reverts to the original screen size.
On Mac OS X, you may have to use the key combination ctrl + fn + F11.
Custom size: you can resize the virtual device window by selecting and dragging an edge or a corner of the window.
Fit to content: when the virtual device window is resized, black areas appear on the borders. Double-click in one of those areas to fit the virtual device window size to its content.