Actual Window Manager is A Must-have Tool for Users of Remote Desktop/Terminal Services
- Side Effects of Remote Access
- Solutions Provided by Actual Window Manager
- Useful Links
The popularity of Remote Desktop Protocol is on the rise now. It is implemented in all the latest versions of Windows® OS, including 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008. So, what exactly is Remote Desktop? As Microsoft® defines it, Remote Desktop Protocol, or RDP, is a protocol allowing for separate virtual channels for carrying presentation data, serial device communication, licensing information, highly encrypted data (keyboard, mouse activity), etc. To put it simpler, Remote Desktop Protocol lets you connect to any remote computer across the Internet fr om your own machine. It gives you mouse and keyboard control over the remote machine while showing you everything that's happening on the screen. Remote Desktop is beneficial if you provide remote helpdesk services to your customers, or simply want to help your friend troubleshoot his computer problem, or connect to your work PC from the home computer, etc.
Terminal Services is a special use of Remote Desktop Protocol. It's available as a Terminal Server component in Windows® 2000/2003/2008 and allows residing all users' workspaces at the server side completely, and then using so-called "thin clients" (low-cost PCs with the low-end hardware) at workplaces to connect to the server through the Remote Desktop Protocol. Because of the fact that workspace resides at the server completely, user can use any PC connected to that server and will have the same software environment anywhere. Such approach is popular when organizing workplaces in call centers, network operation centers, stock exchanges, and corporate networks in general.
For all its benefits, the remote access has its peculiarities that may make its using inconvenient or even annoying.
In the first place this is the size of the desktop, which is constantly changing: when remote connection is established, the desktop becomes smaller for the sake of traffic economy - and when the user works locally, the desktop obtains its normal size. As a result, users have to constantly drag windows to get better placement for them and change their size after every change of desktop size.
Secondly, Remote Desktop/Terminal Services Protocol cannot define the exact number of monitors connected to the client machine (it's only possible since Windows Vista) and when there are several monitors on, they are treated as one large monitor. It results in the so-called "split windows problem", that is when windows are placed "between monitors": some programs automatically position their windows (as a rule, these are query dialogs, message boxes, etc.) in the center of the desktop so such windows become split between several monitors, which makes the work difficult.
Fortunately, now all above-mentioned unwanted effects can be completely solved or, at least, significantly diminished by Actual Window Manager.
The program has a Windows Layout tool that keeps the placement of open windows and maintains their sizes in relation to other windows and the desktop itself, each time its size changes. Changes in size and position are tracked automatically and adjustments are made without user interference.
Then, there are Align at startup and Resize at startup options, which let users specify the size and position of particular windows on the desktop as a percent of a corresponding desktop size. Thanks to these features, users can adjust precisely the placement of frequently used windows, regardless of the current desktop resolution - windows will look the same at all sizes of the desktop.
As a remedy for the "split windows problem", Actual Window Manager offers a Relocate split windows option. It automatically detects windows split between monitors and moves them to the pre-defined place on the desktop. This makes work much more predictable and comfortable.
Remote Desktop considerably increases the efficiency of using computational resources. Actual Window Manager , in its turn, can greatly increase the efficiency of remote access itself, letting users eliminate some inconveniences and associated routine operations. The behavior of windows becomes more predictable and in line with speed and comfort requirements.
Improve your Remote Desktop/Terminal Services experience - try Actual Window Manager!
See the following links that will be your guides in getting acquainted with Actual Window Manager:
- Download the fully-functional 60-days trial version of Actual Window Manager right now. It is completely free!
- Window Manager Home the official page wh ere you can download or order the risk-free version and read what users say about Actual Window Manager.
- Actual Window Manager Help section the full list of features available in Actual Window Manager.
- Here you can find the information on how to create specific settings for any window.
Check out our articles. You can find other ways for using the features presented by Actual Window Manager which are sure to make your work easier!
In the desire to own large screens with a high resolution, we buy 4K monitors, connect televisions and projectors to computers, and assemble multi-monitor systems, but we face the problem of effective use of the new display space.
Using Actual Multiple Monitors you can solve this problem in a jiffy.
Actual Window Manager provides an additional title button to minimize any window to the system tray in one click.
Enhance your work with Yahoo Messenger with the help of Actual Title Buttons. Now you can add a whole bag full of new nifty buttons that will make Yahoo Messenger more convenient, stylish and pleasurable to work with.
Minimizing programs to system tray lets you save space in the taskbar while providing easy access to running applications (via the tray icon). The Minimize Alternatively option can be useful for email clients, text editors and so on.
If you want to set up different screen saver to each monitor, or one screen saver over entire desktop of your multiple monitor system, just read this little manual.
Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSDN, Windows Media Player, Windows Explorer and Windows Messenger conversation programs won't help you restore the necessary material. What to do? - You ask. We answer - use our Actual Window Guard program.
Desktop Divider is the new feature of Actual Window Manager and Actual Multiple Monitors. Here you can find some interesting examples of when this feature can be really useful.
If you have decorative wallpaper, or attractive desktop colors, Actual Transparent Window lets them through to keep your desktop work area beautiful!
To help you manage dual monitors in Windows 8, Actual Window Manager provides additional title buttons.
By default Windows can't handle the simple and obvious scenario: dragging a multimedia app to a display/monitor with its own speakers does not automatically switch audio playback to those speakers.
Here we offer a simple solution.