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Windows remote desktop issue: widescreen has black bars on sides

Hey guys.

I have a problem with RDC7.
When i'm connecting to another WinXP machines with remote desktop client everything is working correctly, but when i connect to Win7 computer i get these 2 black bars on the side of the screen. (pic below)

i have widescreen monitor and i'm using Windows XP SP3 with newest rdc update.
(V:6.1.7600.16385)

Could it be because my XP is 32bit and 7 is 64bit?

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thaapavuori

8/22/2022 - Mon
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TommySzalapski

When you have the Remote Desktop thing open, before you hit 'connect' go to 'options'->'display' and make sure it's set to Full Screen.
Houssam Ballout

it could be resolution problem related to end computer
ehendricks

If the remote system has a standard (non-widescreen) display, then that is what it will push through the remote session, unless you specify a different resolution before connecting.
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Lee Osborne

When you are connected to the RDP session, try using Ctrl + Alt + Pause to force full screen.

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thaapavuori

Not quite right but almost :)