Take Control

Change visualization options during a support session with a Mac device

Navigate to the Mac Viewer's Remote Desktop tab to change the size or color settings of the remote device. You can also access the Terminal Services option, show the remote cursor, or switch to view only or full screen mode.

  • Size – changes the image size of your customer’s desktop within your session window. Re-size the remote screen between 10% to 200% of its original size. Choose Always fit to Window, to adjust the remote screen to the size of the Viewer’s window.
  • If you scale down the picture using a specific value (from 10% to 90%), the amount of data transmitted during the session is decreased to improve performance for slow connections. Make sure Always fit to Window or Downscale to Window are not used.

  • Color – selects a color mode, some of which are optimized for low bandwidth. Technicians can explore the settings and find those that work best for each scenario.
  • Change TS Session – remotely controls the local Terminal Services (TS) session using the Agent. If the computer is a Terminal Server with multiple concurrent users, this feature cycles through different TS sessions. Take Control can only control active sessions where a user is interacting with the TS session. This is available on the Agent only.
  • Show Remote Cursor – allows the technician to view the remote mouse cursor.
  • View Only – disables local input to the customer’s machine. Use this option to monitor screen activity without disrupting the activities being performed on the remote computer.
  • Full Screen – brings the console to full screen, and hides the header and footer bars in the Remote Desktop mode. To exit this mode, use the icon in the right corner of the header. To use the shortcut keys, press the scroll lock key and then SHIFT+CTRL+F.

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