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.
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 https://unidesktop.hud.ac.uk
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: drive||MS Office Excel 2013|
|Staff only – Outlook 2013||MS Office PowerPoint 2013|
|MS Office Word 2013||NVivo 10|
By clicking on the desktop icon, you can access a Windows 7 SP1 operating system plus software including the following:
|7 Zip||Endnote||Open Office|
|Accelrys Draw||Google Chrome||PCounter Wbalance|
|Adobe Digital Editions||Inspirations||Photofiltre|
|Adobe Reader||Internet Explorer||QuickTime Player|
|CamStudio||Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)||Real Player|
|CD Burner||Mind Genius||SPSS|
|Celtex||Minitab||VLC Media Player|
|CutePDF Maker||Mozilla Firefox||Windows Live Essentials|
|Ebrary Multi Resource Client||NVivo|
Browser Plugins and environment
|Adobe Flash player (IE and Firefox)||Adobe Shockwave Player|
|Microsoft Silverlight||Java 6 Webstart Environment|
|Java 6 Runtime Environment||Java 6 Runtime Environment x64|
In addition, the following School/staff specific software is also provided:
Art, Design and Architecture
(selected times only by selecting the ADA lab computers icon)
|Adobe CC packages||Autodesk packages|
|Forecast Pro||MIT APP Inventor|
|Blue J 3.0.7||Borland Together 2008 R2 SP1|
|Direct X SDK June 2010||NetBeans 7.1.2|
|XNA Graphics Studio 4|
|Hot Potatoes||Photo Story 3|
Music and Humanities
|Adobe Audition CS6||Antconc English App|
|MLCT English App||Musition 4|
|Praat English App||Sanako Student 1200|
|Administrative systems for which you have permissions||MS Office Access 2003|
|MS Office Excel 2003|