Choose monitors for Remote Desktop

Choose monitors for Remote Desktop



 Oct 21 2021
4 Comments (4 New)

Please allow us to choose which monitors Microsoft Remote Desktop works on (for the Mac App). For example, I would like to use my two external display monitors to run and display Microsoft Remote Desktop and continue to have my MacBook display maintain its space. Currently, if I have my MacBook open and start MRD, all three displays run MRD and its a hassel to try and minimize the screen on my MacBook and continue to work with the two externals. I would like a setting that allows MRD to recognize all displays and lets you choose which ones to open MRD on.

Copper Contributor

In my case, I'm using MRD in only one external display, but I would like to be able to tell MRD that I want to start a computer in a specific display (or in a certain sub-sections of displays to fit that Idea): every single day, I have to drag MRD to my external display, launch a remote computer (in full display), minimize the remote computer, drag MRD back to my MacBookPro desktop, and maximize the remote computer : it doesn't have to be that complicated...

Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor

Agreed, I have the same setup - two external monitors plus my Mac Air built-in display.

I'd like to be able to select only the two external monitors for the RD session while leaving the built-in display for other stuff.
On Windows it works by manually editing the .rdp file and setting the selectedmonitors property to only a subset of monitors. It would be great to have this supported by the Mac version as well

Brass Contributor