University of Huddersfield Uni Desktop

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University of Huddersfield Uni Desktop

Unidesktop is a service that enables you to use a range of University software on your own desktop, laptop or tablet device either while you are away from the University, or using the wireless network on campus.

The majority of software is provided using a ‘virtual desktop environment’ that mirrors (as much as our software licensing allows) what you would normally have access to in the Library and School computer labs.

A small range of commonly used software is also available as individual applications.

More information:

Information related to accessing UniDesktop and its services. Including user guides for Windows, Mac and Smart devices.

What Software is Available on UniDesktop? – A comprehensive list of software available on all machines and lists for individual software for different schools and departments.

UniDesktop can be found at

How to access UniDesktop

‌‌To use UniDesktop you need to install a ‘connector’ onto your device by following the instructions from the appropriate guide below:

Using UniDesktop on a Windows PC – A comprehensive guide for Windows users.

UniDesktop for Mac v4 – A comprehensive guide for Mac users.

UniDesktop-Student-iPad-iPhone  – A guide to setting up Unidesktop for iPad and iPhone student users.

Unidesktop setup for Android  – A guide to setting up UniDesktop for Android users.

Software’s available on UniDesktop?

UniDesktop is on two parts.

There are icons that you can click on directly:

Your K: driveMS Office Excel 2013
Staff only –  Outlook 2013MS Office PowerPoint 2013
MS Office Word 2013NVivo 10

By clicking on the desktop icon, you can access a Windows 7 SP1 operating system plus software including the following:

7 ZipEndnoteOpen Office
Accelrys DrawGoogle ChromePCounter Wbalance
Adobe Digital EditionsInspirationsPhotofiltre
Adobe ReaderInternet ExplorerQuickTime Player
AudacityMendeleyRead Write
CamStudioMicrosoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)Real Player
CD BurnerMind GeniusSPSS
CeltexMinitabVLC Media Player
CutePDF MakerMozilla FirefoxWindows Live Essentials
Ebrary Multi Resource ClientNVivo

Browser Plugins and environment

Adobe Flash player (IE and Firefox)Adobe Shockwave Player
Microsoft SilverlightJava 6 Webstart Environment
Java 6 Runtime EnvironmentJava 6 Runtime Environment x64

In addition, the following School/staff specific software is also provided:

Applied Sciences

Argus LabCCP1GUI
Network GeneticsPymol

Art, Design and Architecture

(selected times only by selecting the ADA lab computers icon) 

Adobe CC packagesAutodesk packages


Forecast ProMIT APP Inventor
ParagonSage 50
Vivien Designer


Blue J 3.0.7Borland Together 2008 R2 SP1
CalmatCrimson Editor
Direct X SDK June 2010NetBeans 7.1.2
Notepad++Oracle 10g
XNA Graphics Studio 4


Hot PotatoesPhoto Story 3
Quizdom Actionpoint

Music and Humanities

Adobe Audition CS6Antconc English App
Auralia 4Burli
MLCT English AppMusition 4
Praat English AppSanako Student 1200
Sonic Visualis


Administrative systems for which you have permissionsMS Office Access 2003
MS Office Excel 2003