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How to Create a Custom Faux-Full-Screen RDP Connection Button

If you have a remote desktop connection that you would like to display full screen, but still show the Thinix tab bar, you can do this by creating a custom RDP connection button in Thinix Touch Config. 

How to Create a Custom Faux-Full-Screen RDP Connection Button

  1. Open Thinix Touch Config

  2. Click the “Button Creator” tab

  3. Choose either “Add Button” or “Edit Button”

    1. If adding a new button

      1. Enter an appropriate name for the button

      2. Set the action as: c:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe

      3. For ‘Arguments’, enter: /v:servername /w:width/h:height

        1. where servername is the name of the server you want to connect to

        2. where width is equal to your display resolution width

        3. where height is your display resolution height minus 69 pixels

      4. So for example, if the server name is SERVER and your display resolution is 1600x1200, the appropriate text for the ‘Arguments’ box is:

        1. /v:SERVER /w:1600 /h:1131

      5. For ‘Image’, click ‘Select’ and browse for the appropriate button (you may select a custom-created icon here as well

      6. Click “Save” when finished

      7. Click the “Tabs” tab

      8. Browse to the desired tab, and set your new custom-created button to the desired location

    2. If editing the existing button

      1. In the ‘Name’ selection box, choose “Remote Desktop”

      2. The ‘Action’ box should already be correct

      3. For ‘Arguments’, enter: /v:servername /w:width/h:height

        1. where servername is the name of the server you want to connect to

        2. where width is equal to your display resolution width

        3. where height is your display resolution height minus 69 pixels

      4. So for example, if the server name is SERVER and your display resolution is 1600x1200, the appropriate text for the ‘Arguments’ box is:

        1. /v:SERVER /w:1600 /h:1131

      5. The ‘Image’ box should already be correct

      6. Click “Save” when finished