Remote desktop screen not showing all of the screen

Randy Madej
Randy Madej used Ask the Experts™
Using remote desktop from a windows 7 pc with a 19 inch square monitor to a windows 7 pc with a 24 inch wide monitor.

When remote desktop connects it will only show a 1\4 to 1\2 of the desktop with no scroll bar to change anything.

I tried to change the resolution  on the 24 in with no resolve.

I changed the advanced settings on the pc with 19 inch monitor to have remote desktop use full screen with no resolve.

Is there any way to see the whole desktop of a 24 inch wide monitor on a 19 inch square monitor using remote desktop ?
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Jason JohanknechtIT Manager

I believe you should be able to just move the cursor the farthest point and it will scroll.  Best advice is always have a larger monitor than that of the host.

Second option is to lower the host resolution, and then reconnect the RDP session.
Figured it out, I had to go into show options for the remote desktop connection, change the display to the lowest setting and remote in. log off bring up the remote desktop connection and go to show options and change the display to full screen. When I remoted back in it had re sized everything.

Lowering the host resolution did not change anything, and moving to furthest point did nothing also.

Thank you,


I accepted my own answer, because only one person answered and I figured out the solution to the issue.

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