Using RDC on Windows 10 connecting to a VM (also running Windows 10), I always have to manually change the size and position of the connection bar at the top of the window.

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But when I disconnect (or log off or restart the VM) and reconnect, the connection bar has reset.

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How can the changes to RDC connection bar be "saved"?

  • Not sure how to natively do it, but could you use a program like AutoHotKey or Macro Express to record a macro that does it, then use the RDC "Start the following program on connection" option to launch that macro when connection is established?
    – freginold
    Sep 22, 2017 at 14:24
  • @Facebook Did you find a way?
    – Farhan
    Sep 28, 2017 at 15:07
  • @Facebook I didn't find a solution and the bounty is expired too. Did you get a chance to do any research? Thanks.
    – Farhan
    Oct 4, 2017 at 14:18
  • @Facebook No, I couldn't find anything. I did some extensive research on this before asking the question and mostly I found that Microsoft haven't provided this feature. Although, most of my attention has been on this other question causing me more pain. However, I'll look into AutoIT. Thanks.
    – Farhan
    Oct 16, 2017 at 13:15

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Here is a good work around that can be used.

In the Remote Desktop Connection -> Display tab. Uncheck "Display the connection bar when I use full screen".

Then you can either use either ctrl alt home to show the connection bar. or ctrl alt break to change the rdp connection to windowed.


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