Remote Desktop for Mac

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service to gather feature suggestions for the Remote Desktop for Mac client. Vote for a feature or submit your own below!

Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

For help troubleshooting problems, please visit our TechNet forum and make a post about the issue with a detailed description.

Note that the Remote Desktop for Mac suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project.

Please enter your feature suggestions...

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Subgroups

    Should be able to nest a group under a group

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Import from mRemoteNG

    mRemoteNG stores as XML - all settings are exported. It would be great to import from this as I have over 50 machines stored and would have to set them all up again...

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Sync desktop view

    Keep the pc show the sync display on PC just like a remote control software do when using RDP on Mac.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Scrolling is not smooth with macbook pro's trackpad

    Please optimize this feature in your app. This will be alot of help to users.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Force RDP to use a particular NIC

    I would like to be able to set the RDP application to connect via a specific network interface (NIC). My 5KiMac has more than one network interface. I use the Wifi to connect to my local network but I have my Ethernet port connected to a hardware VPN router that connects to the corporate office. Currently, in order to RDP into the office, I need to set up a VMware Fusion virtual machine, connect that VM to the Ethernet port and run a Windows 10 instance just to do a simple RDP. If I could point my Mac RDP application…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Minimization of the window in Mac OS. Hide service under multiple screen should work......

    Currently in the Mac OS environment we gained the use of multiple screens but lost the ability to minimize or "Hide" the remote desktop. Having the ability to hide the desktop would be great verses having to sign in and sign back out.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Keyboard layout Macbook pro FR / RDP Windows Server 2012

    Hi,
    We can't use RDP on MacbookPro with AZERTY FR
    § - = ! etc aren't correctly mapped

    I can't find AZERTY MAC FR in input method on Server
    Thank you

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  In-Store App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer

    Use my RD Gateway credentials for the remote computer

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. [Beta app] Sorting not possible

    [Beta app] Sorting not possible

    But regular 8.0.xx does

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Include option to extend initial connection timeout to allow remote machine to fully wake from sleep (without having to connect a 2nd time)

    The initial connection serves to wake the remote PC from sleep, but then the connection times out and I then must try connecting a second time. There should be an option to extend that initial timeout to allow for the remote PC to awaken from sleep *without* having to connect a 2nd time.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Support shadowing like mstsc.exe does with /shadow:<sessionID>

    NO version of Remote Desktop for mac supports shadowing an existing session, like mstsc.exe can do with /shadow:<sessionID>. This feature is absolutely essential for those of us who purchased Terminal Services licenses! It's very common to have to shadow a session for the purposes of collaborating or helping a user.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Manage multiple computers from one window,

    it would be great to have all your desktops running in small thumbnails and maximize to the same window, so you could assign just one space, and run maximized, and with a shortcut present an overlay of the other desktops and then switch among them.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Synchronize host groups with Active Directory OUs

    Instead of having to manually manage host groups, being able to auto-synchronize a group with a corresponding Active Directory OU would help manage large numbers of hosts.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Remove the need for the remote desktop window to be open.

    that damned window does not beed to remain open -- give me the ability to open an RDP session without the window

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Enable B&W (or grayscale) image display

    Not sure if this can improve RDP traffic transfer rate or screen refresh rate.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  In-Store App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. reset resolution in session

    When switching from my laptop display to an external display I have to disconnect & reconnect in order for the usable size to change. It would be nice if there was a way to either force a reconnect from within the window or for a monitor resizing to occur when transitioning desktop sizes.

    This is especially problematic when I go from using this with 2 external display at my desk to meetings where I unplug a bunch of cables and wander off and generally result in 3-5 disconnect/reconnects every time I pick the laptop up.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Connect through RDSGW to VM (AzurePack Console)

    Please add feature to connect to an VM through an GW Server.

    Had this issue with Azure Pack

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  In-Store App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. keep screen awake when watching video on a remote desktop

    When watching youtube on a remote Windows pc on my Mac the screen goes to sleep after the display time out time set in Mac os.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Search results retained after editing a connection from search results

    After using a search to narrow list. Editing of connection shown is lost when the edit is complete and the search must be run again. It would be better if the search results were retained.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Dual folder redirections between MAC and PC, instead of the folder redirection from MAC to PC.

    Simply providing a dual function to simultaneously read and write on between two devices.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: facebook google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Beta App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Remote Desktop for Mac

Feedback and Knowledge Base