Friday Did You know – Making Remote Desktop Full Screen

By Patricia Egen • October 17th, 2014

rdpoptionsWhile practicing for my upcoming Virtual Roadshow, I noticed that when I went into Remote Desktop to access my virtual machine, it was not truly going full screen.

Well, that was a bummer.

I closed the remote desktop session and when I clicked on the Remote Desktop icon to restart it, I decided to click on the Options button to see if I could resolve this issue.  Sure enough, when I clicked on the DISPLAY tab, there was a slider bar that was not all the way to the right.  Once I connected, I was back to full screen. rdp2

Accessing a remote server using a Remote Desktop Connection uses RDP.  In case you do not know what RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol is, here’s what it says on WikiPedia:

  • Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft, which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. The user employs RDP client software for this purpose, while the other computer must run RDP server software.

A lot of people use Remote Desktop to access Terminal Server applications, like ACT, Office products or accounting software.  I figured this might happen to them as well so it’s our Friday “Did you know” post for the week.

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