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I have a Windows 10 computer and a 43 inch 4K monitor.
When I use this computer to connect to a Windows 10 server using Remote Desktop Connection, I want to resize the RDC window to be on 1/4 of my 4K monitor without causing it to use scrollbars.
In other words, I want RDC to behave as if I'm viewing the remote server on a 1080p monitor (equivalent resolution to 1/4 of my 4K screen), rather than causing it to have 4K worth or screen space and have scrollbars.
Is there a way to do this?

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When creating the RDP connection, go to the Display tab to set the size of your remote desktop. You can then save this configuration in the .rdp file:

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You can also set a resolution using the /w:<Width> /h:<Height> parameters. See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753907(v=ws.11).aspx for more info.

  • I use a .rdp file to initiate the connection. These are the first four lines of the file, but the width and height don't end up being 1920x1080: screen mode id:i:2 use multimon:i:0 desktopwidth:i:1920 desktopheight:i:1080 – Josh Withee Dec 7 '17 at 21:22
  • What if you initiate the connection from the RDC GUI, as a test? Does setting the slider to 1920 by 1080 pixels work? – wysiwyg Dec 7 '17 at 21:30
  • That seems to work! – Josh Withee Dec 11 '17 at 14:18

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