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How to change Remote Desktop Resolution?

Many times, you might need a custom Desktop Resolution for the Remote Desktop. In this article, you will learn about: How to change Remote Desktop Resolution?


How to change Remote Desktop Resolution in Windows?

If you are having a Windows Operating system (7,10, etc), you already have a Remote Desktop Connection application installed on the system.

1. Get started by searching “Remote Desktop Connection” or “mstsc” in the search box.

How to change Remote Desktop Resolution in Windows

2. Click on “Show Options” → “Display

select show options

navigate to display remote desktop windows

3. Taking the help of the slider in “Display configuration“, you can set the custom resolution of the Remote Desktop.

resolution slider remote desktop windows


How to change Remote Desktop Resolution in macOS?

1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” client from the Mac App Store.

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2. Now open the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” application and click on “PCs“, next click on “+” → Add PC.

open microsoft remoteconnection in macos

3. Navigate to “Display” option.

navigate to display option macos remote desktop

4. Deselect “Use all monitors” to set the custom screen resolution for Remote Desktop.

deselect use all monitors

5. Now, click on “Default for this display” and select custom resolution settings from dropdown for Remote Desktop.

select custom resolution in mac for remote desktop


How to change Remote Desktop Resolution in Android?

1. Open “Remote Desktop” application by Microsoft Corporation.

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2. Click on “•••” → Click on “Edit

how to change remote desktop resolution android

3. Navigate to “Display” → Click on “Customize display resolution“.

navigate to customize display resolution

4. “TURN ON” the option to access the configuration area.

turn of the option android

5. Click on “Custom” → Under “Resolution” Click on “1660×768”  → Select required Resolution from the dropdown → “SAVE”.

click on custom android click on resolution android select resolution from dropdown android


How to change Remote Desktop Resolution in Linux?

You need to install one supported application to access the Windows VPS using RDP from Linux. In this case, we are using “rdesktop” to access the Windows VPS.

You can read this article for installtion of “rdesktop” :  How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from Linux?

You can use following -g argument with rdesktop command to open Remote Desktop in perticular resolution.

So, the syntax will be: 

# rdesktop -g <resolution size> <VPS/Server Hostname or IP Address>

Example : # rdesktop -g 1280×1024 198.168.2.1

Updated on October 9, 2021

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