No 1680 x 1050 Display Option

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When connecting to my laptop computer,there is no option to choose a display
window size of 1680 x 1050 for the remote computer display. So I'm forced to
view it at full screen, or use scroll bars to view outer edges of the screen.
This is silly, since my monitior is 1920 x 1200, and should have no trouble
displaying a 1680 x 1050 window. I'm able to set my local desktop to 1680 x
1050, too, so I know that this display size is supported elsewhere in Windows
and by my graphics card/driver.

Does anyone know how to set Remote Desktop Connection to offer 1680 x 1050
display option?

Mike
 
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Mike Wickham wrote:
> When connecting to my laptop computer,there is no option to choose a
> display window size of 1680 x 1050 for the remote computer display.
> So I'm forced to view it at full screen, or use scroll bars to view
> outer edges of the screen. This is silly, since my monitior is 1920 x
> 1200, and should have no trouble displaying a 1680 x 1050 window. I'm
> able to set my local desktop to 1680 x 1050, too, so I know that this
> display size is supported elsewhere in Windows and by my graphics
> card/driver.
>
> Does anyone know how to set Remote Desktop Connection to offer 1680 x
> 1050 display option?

At this time, remote desktop does not support the widescreen or unusual
resolutions - nor have a personally ran across any way of hacking it.

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kevpatts

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I've also had no luck trying to get past this issue. Could you keep us informed as to whether future updates may support this resolution?

Thanks in advance,
Kevpatts
 
Would it not also have something to do with the remote computer's resolution? After all, you're looking at it's screen, so wouldn't both be set to the same res when viewing remotely?
 

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Have you tried using the command-line to start Remote Desktop?

I use 23-inch monitors with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and am able to start up Remote Desktop with a fit slightly lower. According to the MSDN forums, Remote Desktop does not yet support resolutions up to 1920 yet, but you should be able to get it to the maxiumum of 1600x1200. Try the steps below with 1600x1200 or replace them with your own custom fit (like 1680x1050) and see if you can't get them higher.

Here are the steps:

1. Open a command-line interface (Start->Run->Type "cmd")
2. Type: mstsc /f /v:nameofserver /w:1600 /h:1200
3. Hit Enter.

Let me know how it goes!

Michael DePaula
Senior SQL Server 2000 Enginner
DoDDS-Pacific IT Division
 

kevpatts

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Thanks for the advice but unfortunately it still gives me a full screen desktop but with black borders on each side. I think it's in 1600x1050 mode instead of 1680x1050. Anyway, there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it.

Thanks again,
Kevpatts