There is a lot more to Pro than simply accessing a host computer from another location, and the best way to take advantage of those features is with the Remote Control toolbar. You’ll see the Remote Control toolbar once your remote session is launched and it appears at the top of your screen in a long rectangular bar that looks like this:
First thing you should know about the Remote Control toolbar: your toolbar will be hidden when you go into full screen mode with your remote session. To ensure you can always see the toolbar and access the features, you should click the pin icon to keep it visible at all times during a session.
Now that you can see your toolbar, let’s talk about what it helps you do. There are many ways to use the toolbar, such as to adjust color settings, change screen sizes, zoom in, and more, but let’s show you the most common features that Pro users love:
- Magnify the Screen – If you’re having trouble reading or seeing something on your host computer’s screen, click on the Magnify icon in the toolbar and a box pointer will appear. Drag the box to the area you want to magnify and you’ll see that area displayed 100% of its original size. This is perfect for small text or simply a screen with a low resolution.
- Manage Two Host Monitors – Does your host computer have two monitors setup? No problem. Your toolbar will automatically detect the second monitor and you’ll see a “Switch Monitors” icon on the toolbar. Simply click that to switch between monitors during a remote session.
- Blank the Screen – Even though you have to leave your host computer on, you don’t have to let everyone in the office see your screen when you remote into it. Simply click on Options and then Blank Screen when you want your host computer screen to go blank. No one at the office will know or see anything that you’re doing.
Are there certain features you use more frequently than others during remote sessions? Customize your Remote Control toolbar to add the features you use most. Click Customize Toolbar and select the ones you want to show all the time.