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Changing how you view the remote host

Managing how your remote desktop is displayed on the device you are connecting from is easy thanks to the 'Resolution' slider in the 'Display settings' of the session menu.

In most cases, NoMachine will display the remote screen according to the preferences you have enabled with the 'Fit to Window' and 'Resize remote screen' options. Sometimes, however, the user might prefer to manually resize the remote desktop so that it uses the available space on the client screen.

Here's how:

  • Open the NoMachine session menu (Ctrl-Alt-0 or page-peel) and click on 'Display', and then 'Change settings'.

Click on 'Change settings' to access the display resolution settings
Fig. 1 – Click on 'Change settings' to access the display resolution settings

  • NoMachine will indicate on the slider the standard resolution options found on the server-side list of supported dimensions. Move the slider according to your preference (Fig. 2).

Supported resolution dimensions are indicated on the slider
Fig. 2 – Supported resolution dimensions will be indicated on the slider

Setting a custom resolution

  • If any of the resolution options indicated don't fit your needs, you can specify a custom width and height, and NoMachine will resize the remote desktop to the given resolution or to the nearest one (Fig. 3).
  • Additionally, in remote desktop sessions to multi-monitor set-ups, you can even set a custom resolution ad hoc per display. If multiple monitors are detected, small monitor icons will show up on the right. Select the monitor to set its resolution.

Insert the custom width and height. In the image HD dimensions have been inserted
Fig. 3 – Insert the custom width and height. In this case, standard HD dimensions have been inserted

Matching the client resolution

A further option 'Match the client resolution upon connecting' will resize the remote desktop to the biggest resolution among the available ones to fit in your client monitor every time you connect.

Tip: If you have 'Fit-to-window' enabled, you can automatically scale the contents to fit the window and preserve the aspect ratio of the remote display simply by holding the 'Control' key and dragging the corner of the window.