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Disabling access to your local desktop

Access to the desktop can be disabled in just one click without stopping existing connections. If you are working on your desktop locally and don’t want to be disturbed by incoming requests from other NoMachine users who wish to connect to your computer, you can disable access to your desktop in just one click. Here’s how:

  • Click on the !M icon (the "Monitor") in your system tray.
  • Click on ‘Accepting connection is enabled’ (Fig. 1) to disable access to your desktop. The !M Monitor icon will be greyed out and no further connections will be allowed.
The !M icon is the Monitor to let you manage the NoMachine remote desktop service

Fig. 1 - Click on ‘Accepting connection is enabled’ to disable new connections to your desktop

  • If you wish to accept new connections again, click on the greyed out !M icon and click on ‘Accepting connection is disabled’ (Fig. 2).
Switch off the service to disable remote access to that computer

Fig. 2 - Click on ‘Accepting connection is disabled’ to re-enable access to your desktop