Monday, November 14, 2011

Fixed: Remote Desktop Connection Won't go to Full Screen [Field Notes]

Issue
In Windows 7, I am in a Remote Desktop Connection Full screen. I accidentally pop it down to "window" size (i.e. when it can be resized), but the window refuses to go back into Full Screen mode.

Resolution
On the host machine (not the machine you're remoted into), press CTRL+ALT+Break (or CTRL+ALT+Pause for laptops that don't have a Break key).

On laptops, there may be an extra step. For example, on my laptop, this combination was CTRL+ALT+Fn+Insert (insert doubles as the Pause key on my machine, and Fn is the button to toggle the alternate meaning).

With the right combination of keys, this places Remote Desktop back into full-screen mode.

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