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# 123152 26-Jun-2013 13:26
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Hi Folks,

Just wondering if anyone knows how to configure remote desktop so that it uses its own screen settings rather than that of the device. I have tried the 'Display tab' but this just seems to set the viewport size.

When I remote into my Surface Pro at home so I can use a full size keyboard and monitor for working the default font size (Normal +125%) is too large. To get around it I have to set the font to smaller (100%) but this is almost unreadable on the surface pro (about 1mm in height).

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  # 845580 26-Jun-2013 13:46
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So you want a different DPI setting when your RDP into the Surface Pro compared to when you login locally?

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  # 845646 26-Jun-2013 15:45
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yip, font size (as in that set in the display menu).

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  # 846824 28-Jun-2013 16:55
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I believe that this is set on a per-user basis, and can only be set from a console session.
You cannot change the DPI while in a remote session.

I am not sure even if the DPI setting is honoured when you log on remotley.
An alternative would be to use teamviewer to log in remotley which has a full screen mode, scales well and will use your local dpi settings.

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  # 846825 28-Jun-2013 16:56
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try team viewer it's free .

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  # 846857 28-Jun-2013 18:59
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kiwijunglist: try team viewer it's free .

Free for noncommercial use.

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  # 847122 29-Jun-2013 13:44
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Not sure if applicable as the Ritalin is still kicking in but

Will this help?

And/or can you effect a similar result from editing the *.RDP file in Notepad to hack size/Settings on the local machine?

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  # 847392 30-Jun-2013 14:47
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I remembered i have had this issue before
Attached is a program that will allow you to set the DPI size of the screen fonts while you are logged on to a terminal server.

Edit: i cant attach the exe here.
So here is a link where you can find out how to download it.

The program is called RDFontSize.exe

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