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Display Mode

Description

 

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac provides three display modes:

 

External

Embedded/tabbed

Undocked

 

Please note that not all session supports the three modes. It depends on the integration and the availability of the third party application.

 

Display mode

Display mode

 

Settings

 

External Mode

 

The External mode session is opened as an external process with no direct link to Remote Desktop Manager for Mac.

 

This display mode usually launches the native application. For example the native application for RDP is mstsc.exe. The external mode will automatically run on the Primary monitor. Depending on the type of session, an external mode session view will be updated if Remote Desktop Manager for Mac can detect that its running.

 

External mode supports multiple monitor options:

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Primary monitor

This is the monitor that has marked as "main display".

Secondary monitor

The other non-primary monitor, obsolete, use Monitor #1,2,3,4 instead.

Current monitor

The monitor that Remote Desktop Manager for Mac is running in

Configured

See System Options.

Default

Don't move the application, leave it where it starts, let Windows decide.

Monitor#1

Display the application on monitor #1. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

Monitor#2

Display the application on monitor #2. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

Monitor#3

Display the application on monitor #3. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

Monitor#4

Display the application on monitor #4. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

Monitor#5

Display the application on monitor #5. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

Monitor#6

Display the application on monitor #6. Monitor are numbered from left to right, top to bottom.

 

Embedded/Tabbed Mode

 

An embedded session runs within the confines of the Remote Desktop Manager for Mac window and display tabs at the top of the window. This mode centralizes the opened session in the application which makes it easy to switch from one to another.

 

There are several session-specific actions available by right clicking (Context Menu) on the tab title.

 

RDP session in embedded mode

RDP session in embedded mode

 

You can also show the session footer (Description, Details, Information, Sub Connections) at the bottom of the screen and capture a screenshot of the content.

 

RDP embedded session - footer

RDP embedded session - footer

 

Undocked

 

While the embedded mode is useful in some cases, you may prefer to move the content in an external window. If so, this can be easily done using the Undocked mode. Remote Desktop Manager for Mac will create a new window to contain the tabbed session, and will allow you to move it anywhere else (i.e. on another screen ).

 

RDP session in Undocked mode

RDP session in Undocked mode

 

To navigate more easily when using the Undocked mode enable the option Show the tab bar on undocked widows in File - Preferences - User Interface.

 

Preferences - User Interface

Preferences - User Interface