Configure preferences for Remote Desktop
Use Remote Desktop preferences to set options that affect how you interact with client computers.
Choose Remote Desktop > Preferences and set any of the options in the tables below.
Double-clicking a computer
Choose what double-clicking a computer does (Get Info, Control, Curtain, Observe, Chat).
Show user idle time in computer status
For each client computer, show how long the currently logged-in user has been idle.
Accept messages from users
Accept messages from client users.
When quitting, warn about
Choose what warnings appear when you quit Remote Desktop.
Display Current User using
Choose whether to display the long or short name for the currently logged-in user.
When viewing a computer with a larger screen
Choose whether to display an observed screen at its actual size or scaled to fit the control/observe window.
Scroll the screen
Set screen-scrolling options.
When controlling a computer
Choose whether to share control of the mouse, trackpad, keyboard, and Clipboard when controlling a client computer.
Use shared Clipboard
Enable the shared Clipboard between administrator and client computers.
Remember the setting for each computer
Start with the shared Clipboard, then remember the last state for each computer.
When connecting to a computer
Choose whether to display an observed screen in a window or full screen.
Task Server pane
Use Task Server on this computer
Choose when to store collected report data on a Task Server on this computer.
Allow remote connections to this server
Choose whether to allow remote connections to the Task Server on this computer.
Use remote Task Server
Choose when to store collected report data on a Task Server on a remote computer, and set the location of the remote Task Server.
Default Offline Reporting Policy
Set when to create reports. If you have a Task Server set up, it can gather these reports for you to view when the client is offline.
Choose the type of report data to upload.
Use these labels
Set the text and labels to use for labeling client computers.
Always change focus to active task
Choose when to make the status of the current task always appear in the Remote Desktop window.
Enable task notification script
Use a script to notify the administrator when a task is completed.
Limit history shown in sidebar
Set the maximum number of completed tasks to display in the task history list.
Limit task history
Set the maximum number of days to display in the task history list.
Allow control of this computer when this app is running
Choose when to allow this computer to be controlled by another computer even while Remote Desktop is running.
Encrypt network data when using Copy Items
Choose when to encrypt files that are copied between computers using the Copy Items command.
Encrypt network data when using Install Packages
Choose when to encrypt data transferred between computers using the Install Packages command.
Allow communication with older clients (less secure)
Choose to allow communication with older clients. Use this option only when you need to access a computer with an older version of the client software because it is less secure.
Choose whether to encrypt all data sent over the network, or to encrypt just passwords and keystrokes.
Non-administrators using this app have
Configure non-administrator user privileges for full access or restricted access (see About Remote Desktop user mode).
Change Remote Desktop Password
Change your Remote Desktop app password.