I'm connecting a desktop to a laptop which has a 3000*2000 resolution, if I keep this resolution, the reaction of the desktop would be a bit slow, But when I change it to 1920*1080, RDP became a float window(Some shortcut also don't work if I do so). So I want to know if there's a way to decrease the display resolution of RDP connection without shrinking the window.

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At least, with the Windows official client you cannot do this. If you select full screen, they use the actual screen resolution.

I only think maybe can work if you change screen resolution on Windows before connecting. Another option, find a non-official RDP client.


As far as I remember, you can modify the .rdp file and set the desktop height and width. Here's the link to .rdp options: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff393699(WS.10).aspx

Also try using another RDP, this for example: https://www.donkz.nl

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