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Maximize the remote windows desktop to full screen not working?

Date: 09 Feb 2016   Posted By: sudarmani s     Group: Operating Systems    Category: Windows OS   

Hi members, in my friend's system, while logging to the remote servers, he was not able to maximize the window to its full length. When searching on google, it was advised to change the display properties in the Remote desktop dialog box to the left(full screen) but still we were not able to maximize it to full screen.

But when I reduced the the pixels from full screen the remote desktop came in full screen. I wonder how reducing the pixels instead of choosing full screen make the windows to maximize. Is there any logic or is it a bug in the OS?

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Author: Karthikeyan    12 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I think it is compatible difference between your actual desktop and remote desktop. Your remote desktop has higher resolution than your actual desktop. When you change the properties of your remote desktop to full screen, it is not displaying properly in your actual desktop due to compatible differences.

But, while reducing the resolution of remote desktop it matches with the resolution of your actual desktop and display the window in full screen.

Author: Mahesh    13 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Remote desktop app makes use of screen sharing API of Windows. So the screen sharing programs or the system default remote desktop app requires certain criteria to fulfill for better communication.

You're supposed to have proper driver interface that support Remote desktop API. Some desktop display drivers on the higher resolution don't support the remote desktop sharing. And if they do support then you may notice pixel crashing once you connect with the desktop.

In such case you've following options.

1. Upgrade display driver.
2. Reduce the resolution of the desktop.
3. Use alternative desktop sharing app like Teamviewer.

These options can help you in case of desktop sharing. I personally think using Teamviewer is much better compared Remote desktop sharing app from Windows.

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