# Configuration and Controls

This section introduces Genymotion Desktop user interface and actions you can perform from the different windows. It also lists the user interface keyboard shortcuts.

# Configuring Genymotion Desktop

Genymotion Desktop settings can be reached by clicking on GenymotionSettings

# Use Genymotion Desktop behind a proxy

From the Settings window, click on the Network tab. There, you can modify the network settings to set a HTTP proxy.

Network settings window

To define your proxy settings, check the corresponding boxes:

  • Use HTTP Proxy: enables Genymotion Desktop to use a proxy when connecting to the Genymotion website.
    You must set your HTTP proxy address and port in the corresponding fields.
  • Use authentication: enables proxy authentication.
    You must enter your proxy username and password in the corresponding fields.

# Clipboard sharing 3.2

Clipboard sharing between the OS and the VD is enabled by default, but it can be disabled in Genymotion >Settings > Device:

Clipboard settings

# Use third party ADB/SDK

By default, Genymotion Desktop uses its own Android tools. In Settings > ADB, you can configure Genymotion Desktop to use specific Android tools (from Android Studio, for example). Use Genymotion Android tools (default) is the option enabled by default.


Genymotion built-in ADB is located in:

  • Linux: $HOME/genymotion/tools or opt/genymotion/tools
  • macos: /Applications/Genymotion.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Genymobile\Genymotion\tools

# Genymotion Desktop shortcuts

The table below lists all shortcuts that can be used in Genymotion Desktop. For shortcuts related to the use of virtual devices, please refer to section Virtual device shortcuts

Action Windows/Linux macOS
Start virtual device Ctrl + L Cmd + L
Add virtual device Ctrl + N Cmd + N
Open About window Ctrl + A Cmd + A
Open User Guide Ctrl + H
Open Genymotion Desktop settings Ctrl + C Cmd + C
Delete virtual device Ctrl + D Cmd + D
Open virtual device settings Ctrl + R Cmd + R
Clone virtual device Ctrl + P Cmd + P
Reset virtual device Ctrl + F Cmd + F
Generate virtual device log archive Ctrl + K Cmd + K