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Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to multi-monitor desktops

  1. #1


    Luca Villa Guest

    Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to multi-monitor desktops

    My server PC is a Windows Vista with 3 monitors. I've many open
    applications on it.

    When I connect to it via a single monitor client PC even using the
    last Remote Desktop client 6.0 I always have various problems in
    displaying the windows that are not on the central monitor of the
    server because these windows often remains out of the visible screen.

    Are there any programs that automatically manage this problem? I'm
    sure they exist but I don't know how to find them...


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  3. #2


    Jeff Pitsch Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting tomulti-monitor desktops

    Check out virtual display monitor from ishadow. http://www.ishadow.com

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    Luca Villa wrote:

    > My server PC is a Windows Vista with 3 monitors. I've many open
    > applications on it.
    >
    > When I connect to it via a single monitor client PC even using the
    > last Remote Desktop client 6.0 I always have various problems in
    > displaying the windows that are not on the central monitor of the
    > server because these windows often remains out of the visible screen.
    >
    > Are there any programs that automatically manage this problem? I'm
    > sure they exist but I don't know how to find them...
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Luca Villa Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to multi-monitor desktops

    Jeff Pitsch ha scritto:

    > Check out virtual display monitor from ishadow. http://www.ishadow.com
    >
    > Jeff Pitsch
    I probably never read a so inconcrete description of a program
    After having read it I still don't know what that program do...


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  5. #4


    vince Guest

    RE: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to mult

    I had the same problem,

    There is a free remote access program called LogMeIn.com It looks like an
    addon to RDS but it works a whole lot better. When you connect to your
    multimonitor computer you get a button where you can select which monitor you
    want to view.

    If you are uncomfortabe with 'service' you can purchase the software they
    call it remotelyanywhere and I am pretty sure it has the same functionality,
    although I have never tried it. The do have a free demo available though
    (it's available through the same link, just click products)

    "Luca Villa" wrote:

    > My server PC is a Windows Vista with 3 monitors. I've many open
    > applications on it.
    >
    > When I connect to it via a single monitor client PC even using the
    > last Remote Desktop client 6.0 I always have various problems in
    > displaying the windows that are not on the central monitor of the
    > server because these windows often remains out of the visible screen.
    >
    > Are there any programs that automatically manage this problem? I'm
    > sure they exist but I don't know how to find them...
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Luca Villa Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to mult

    Vince, all the alternative programs I tried are slower than RDP
    because they seem to use a video-hook driver that is less efficient
    than the RDP method.

    LogMeIn isn't an "addon" to RDS. It's an independent program.

    Another disadvantage of LogMeIn is that it cost money and it requires
    an EXE to be executed on the client machine.


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  7. #6


    Luca Villa Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to mult

    I forgot to mention the main disadvantage of LogMeIn: it doesn't allow
    to serve more than 1 concurrent session!


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  8. #7


    vince Guest

    Re: Remote Desktop messes up windows positions when connecting to

    Oh well best of Luck to you.

    If you do find a better solution, please send me an email to vpub (at)
    thebrittons (dot) net. I use logmein (the free version) becuase of the
    superior multimonitor support. The speed isn't an issue for me as my 256Mbit
    upload isn't that great to begin with. Although I can't say that I ever
    found it slow?

    Vince

    "Luca Villa" wrote:

    > I forgot to mention the main disadvantage of LogMeIn: it doesn't allow
    > to serve more than 1 concurrent session!
    >
    >

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