How to enable screen blanking
This tutorial provides the steps to take to blank the screen of the computer you will be remotely accessing. It also assumes that you have administrator rights on that machine.
- First install NoMachine on the computer or device you are connecting from and the PC or Mac you want to access. Consult the Getting Started Guide for details on how to do this.
- Connect via NoMachine to the computer you want to access.
- To lock the remote screen, first click on !M icon ("NoMachine Monitor") in your computer's application tray and select 'Show the service status'.
Fig. 1 – Select 'Show the service status' in the Monitor
- In the NoMachine Service Status panel click 'Server preferences' (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2 – NoMachine Service Status > Server preferences
- Select the 'Security' tab and make sure the box is checked for 'Lock the physical screen when somebody connects' (Fig. 3). You can turn this feature on or off at any time. By default, it is disabled. You will need to provide the administrator's username and password in order to enable it or disable it.
Fig. 3 – Check the box 'Lock the physical screen when somebody connects'