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Smart Sizing the Remote Desktop – Pure love

December 11, 2012 Leave a comment

This is a short post on a simple subject, not directly a SharePoint subject but like most of the Windows Server 2012 posts I have made, it is releated. As SharePoint geeks we never spend a day at work without fiddling with our test servers, these are usually kept as virtual servers in Hyper-V or VM-Ware. Either way, it is always, at least to me, a pain using a laptop with a small screen or any external display with a different resolution than your desktop on the remote server.

The days complaining about the #%&!&$ scrollbars are over!…we now have Smart Sizing, as I see it, it is a new feature in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. It was available Before, but only as a text command added to the .rdp file. (Correct me if I’m wrong here please)

So, what is it? It is a simple setting available in your Remote Desktop window that allows the window content to be automatically ‘stretched’ to fit the screen it is in. No more scrollbars is what it means! Thank you!
Do like this:

1. If you have these annoying scrollbars…like I have (Watch the righthand side…):

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2. Click in the very top right corner of the RDP window and click on Smart Sizing to enable it:

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3. Thats it, no more scrollbars!

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See?
Try it out, you will love this Little feature like I do!

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Enjoy!

Regards

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