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.
- 'Desktop shared’ shows that connections to the computer from remote are enabled (Fig. 1). Click ‘Desktop shared’ to disable access to your desktop. The !M Monitor icon will be greyed out and no further connections will be allowed (Fig. 2)
Fig. 1a - Click on ‘Desktop shared’
Fig. 1b - Select ‘Desktop not shared’ to disable new connections to your desktop
Fig. 2 - The little !M icon will be greyed out to show that access is disabled
- If you wish to accept new connections again, click on the greyed out !M icon and click on ‘Desktop not shared’ (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3a - Click on ‘Desktop not shared’
Fig. 3b - Select ‘Desktop shared’ to re-enable connections to your desktop