|Configurations and optimizations
NoMachine comes with a graphical User Interface (the 'NoMachine preferences' GUI) which lets you manage settings and configurations for the server (Server preferences) and for the client (Player preferences).
This means that you have an administrative user interface for the server from which you can for example configure privacy settings or perform updates:
Fig. 4 - Server preferences
You have also an interface for configuring the client behaviour when you connect to another computer. For example change the language for the User Interface (Appearance tab) or define shortcuts to be used inside the session (Input tab):
Fig. 5 - Player preferences
|Switch between the Player and the Server preferences interface by clicking on the link at the bottom of the 'NoMachine Preferences' panel.
For a detailed description of the NoMachine client/server User Interface functionalities please consult the document available on our website: https://www.nomachine.com/DT10O00154
The 'Server preferences' User Interface can be accessed in two ways: via the 'NoMachine preferences' interface, or via the NoMachine (!M) icon in the system tray of your computer by clicking on 'Show the service status'.
Fig. 6 - Click 'Show the service status' from the Monitor to access the server settings
The 'Service status' panel provides quick access to information like the IP of the host machine and the possibility to stop and restart the server. Click on 'Server preferences' button to open the User Interface for the server.
Fig. 7 - The NoMachine Service Status panel
The 'Server preferences' area of the User Interface (see Fig. 4) takes care of configuration of how NoMachine functions when it accepts in-coming connections from other remote computers. For example, starting the NoMachine services automatically when the machine is rebooted. Locking the physical screen of this host when someone is connected from remote or checking for automatic updates can be configured in the 'Security' panel and 'Updates' panel respectively.
There are specific tutorials showing users how to blank the screen of the host while somebody is connected from remote, or how to disable access to the computer (i.e. stop NoMachine services accepting connections) available in the 'Tutorials' section here: https://www.nomachine.com/all-documents
As mentioned earlier, it is possible to configure the appearance of the NoMachine User Interface (e.g. change language, fonts, and even color). A quick tutorial is available here: https://www.nomachine.com/customizing-appearance-nomachine-user-interface.
Clicking on the !M shortcut icon on your desktop, or opening NoMachine from the Applications menu of your computer will open this interface to let you configure graphical elements, the language used and of course configure your connection. Just click on 'Settings'.
Fig. 8 - The NoMachine's player configuration is available via Settings in the User Interface
It's also possible to configure specific behaviour to be adopted when connecting to the remote host, such as using custom hot-keys and shortcuts which must be passed from the client side to the remote desktop. We recommend you take a look at the quick guide here: https://www.nomachine.com/DT10O00154.
There are a number of specific guides and tutorials available on the website which you can consult here:
When you are connected to the NoMachine desktop, it's possible to share devices like disks and printers, change view mode for the remote display (e.g. resize the remote desktop, full-screen etc ...), adjust display quality and performance or record desktop activities.
All of this and more can be done via the NoMachine menu panel inside the session. To open it, press ctrl+alt+0 inside the session or click on the page peel in the upper righ corner of the session.
Fig. 9 - NoMachine menu panel
See the guide to the functionality in the Menu Panel suitable for the Operating System of your client device for more details and instructions: