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Switching the view between multi-monitors during a remote desktop session

When connected to a remote host with multiple monitors attached, the user can decide which display to view. NoMachine will detect multi-monitors are available on the server side and the Switch Monitor button will be visible in the NoMachine session menu. It's easy to use.

  • Once you're connected to the remote desktop, open the NoMachine menu using the page-peel or Ctrl-Alt-0 (Fig. 1).
NoMachine welcome panel displays local and external IP addresses of the host

Fig. 1 – The Quick Access Display Icons are in the footer of the menu

  • In the Quick Access Display Icons, click the Switch Monitor icon (Fig. 2).
Click on 'Click here to create a connection' to be guided through the creation of a new remote desktop connection

Fig. 2 – When multiple server side monitors are detected, the Switch Monitor icon appears

  • Select the monitor you wish to view from the available displays that NoMachine detected. You can also view all the monitors in one window if you prefer (Fig. 3).
On a LAN, all available NoMachine computers are advertized. Desktop sessions are identifiable with the 'world' icon

Fig. 3 – Click on the display you wish to view, or alternatively view content of all displays in one window.

Using the handy shortcuts

  • To quickly identify the display being viewed, you can use the shortcut Ctrl-Alt-I to show them by number.
On a LAN, all available NoMachine computers are advertized. Desktop sessions are identifiable with the 'world' icon

Fig. 4 – The shortcut Ctrl-Alt-I identifies the multi-monitors by number

  • Ctrl-Alt-A to switch to viewing all monitors in one window.
  • Ctrl-Alt-(monitor ID) to switch to viewing a specific monitor e.g., Ctrl-Alt-2 will take you to monitor 2.