Microsoft Remote Desktop hijacks foreground on MacOS


On MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 with Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.9.2 (2147), while having an active RDP connection, when going back to the macOS application windows, the Microsoft RD application hijacks foreground window. It is not possible to work on macOS in parallel to an active RDP connection.

Repro Steps:

  • Open an RDP session on macOS with full screen.
  • Try to work on another app like Safari on Mac for few minutes.
  • After few seconds/minutes, macOS switches to RDP screen automatically, without the user's intent, and opens up the control center. Even trying to switch back is a flickery experience. Thus hijacking.

I love Microsoft remote desktop on MacOS. It's my daily driver, and right know it's impossible to use. Please fix it asap.

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