Fixing Remote Desktop Screen Settings

If you have manage Windows servers, you probably use Remote Desktop to access those servers. Understanding how it works and what to check if it isn’t working as expected can be helpful in your professional career. This article by Gavin Phillips might help you with adjusting the screen settings correctly for your environment.

Boost your productivity with a handful of keyboard shortcuts. These are designed for use when accessing Remote Desktop via Run:

  • mstsc /f: Start Remote Desktop in Full-Screen Mode.
  • mstsc /admin: Start Remote Desktop in Admin Mode.
  • mstsc /span: Matches your Remote Desktop session with the local virtual desktop.
  • mstsc /multimon: Matches your Remote Desktop session to the Client Layout.
  • mstsc /edit “connection file”: Opens the .RDP file for editing – change “connection file” to your file name before running the command.

There are also a number of handy shortcuts to use once your Remote Desktop connection is live:

  • CTRL+ALT+PAUSE: Switches your Remote Desktop client between full-screen and windowed mode.
  • CTRL+ALT+BREAK: Force the Remote Desktop into full-screen mode.
  • CTRL+ALT+MINUS: Takes a screenshot of the active Remote Desktop window.
  • CTRL+ALT+PLUS: Takes a screenshot of the entire Remote Desktop.
  • CTRL+ALT+END: Reboots the remote computer.
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