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The Microsoft Terminal Services Client (Also known as "Remote Desktop" or RDP) is an awesome remote access tool that I use all the time. It has but one major annoyance -- there's a bar at the top of any full screen window which is used to control the remote session itself. I understand the need for such a bar (to do things like minimize the mstsc session itself), but it would be better if instead of auto-hide, it would simply only show when I press a certain keyboard shortcut or something like that.

I'm open to looking at third party clients if they would be able to make that frustrating connection bar go away :)

(Specifically, it screws things up when I'm using Google Chrome inside an RDP session, because putting my pointer where the tabs are causes the connection bar to appear and block me, and it also causes problems if I use the Areo Snap feature to maximize the current window in Windows 7 guests)

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if you edit the connection and go to the Display tab and uncheck "Display the connection bar when in full screen mode" does that fix the problem? – Xantec Nov 23 '10 at 17:14
@Xantec: 1. Yes, can you put that in an answer (so I can upvote/possibly checkmark it)? 2. How does one get out of the session (i.e. minimize the RDP window) without any way of getting the connection bar? – Billy ONeal Nov 23 '10 at 21:21
placed in answer – Xantec Nov 23 '10 at 21:55
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Edit the connection and go to the Display tab and uncheck "Display the connection bar when in full screen mode".

To get out of the remote desktop and back to your desktop use CTRL+ALT+Break. This will window the RDC.

To go back to full screen use CTRL+ALT+Break again.

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Awesome :D Thanks! – Billy ONeal Nov 24 '10 at 2:01

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