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  1. Allow copy and paste of files between local and remote machines

    In the standard Remote Desktop Connection software you can move files between the remote and local computers easily. Provide a file copy mechanism for doing this in the new client.

    628 votes
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    • Multiple simultaneuous connections!

      allow open multiple remote at the same time!

      625 votes
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      • Allow custom scaling of remote hosts on high DPI displays

        When connecting to a Windows 8/Server 2012 remote host with the Remote Desktop application, the desktop elements scale properly to the host setting. This does not work on a Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 remote host, which is shown at the native DPI. This makes remote connections nearly unusable on a Surface Pro 3. The Remote Desktop Connection Manager does allow for some scaling, but not with the standalone Remote Desktop app.

        466 votes
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        • 327 votes
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          • I need to be able to choose the session resolution

            Before connecting to a session, I want to be able to choose the resolution of the session, similar to MSTSC today

            318 votes
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            • Posibility to create folder/groups

              To manage different kind off enviroments it would be nice to create some kind of structure based on folders (folder = customer)

              220 votes
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                We plan on adding folders/groups for manually added desktops in the future to better manage connections in a way that aligns with your structure.

                It will take a little while as we tackle a few higher priority features but this should be available in a future update.

              • Dynamic resolution in windowed mode

                When opting for windowed mode, it would be very useful if you could optionally have the desktop resolution of the remote change to match the window dimensions.

                205 votes
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                • Sync all settings and connections between devices

                  Allow the app to save all of it's settings, connections, and accounts to your Microsoft account to take across all devices.

                  198 votes
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                  • 124 votes
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                    • Add support for Xbox One

                      Now that Xbox One uses Windows 10 OS, can you bring the Remote Desktop App to Xbox One?

                      119 votes
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                      • allow desktop to open in window not full screen

                        previous version allowed for this, now desktops open full screen and when you exit out of full screen desktop does not resize to fit in window.

                        113 votes
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                        • Ability to import/export connection configuration

                          Similar to mRemoteNG, the ability to store the connections in a exportable/importable xml configuration file

                          http://www.mremoteng.org/

                          72 votes
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                          • Add wake on lan functionality

                            Frequently I need to remote into machines which are "sleeping" and I need to use a Wake on Lan tool to wake them, wait, and connect using remote desktop. I would like to see Remote deskop beeing able to send a magic packet and keep trying to reconnect for a couple of minutes until the remote machine is ready.

                            71 votes
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                            • Sync the local keyboard layout to the host

                              You should be able to keep your local keyboard layout from your host computer when remoting into another computer.
                              Many servers and computer are locked so that the keyboard layout may not be changed, or have issues where the layout will switch back to US qwerty. I use Dvorak and this is VERY annoying to me.

                              62 votes
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                              • Show remote Desktop in a "virtual desktop" on Windows 10.

                                Each remote session should go into its own virtual desktop on the local machine. This would allow a very clean representation of the remote in the local working environment.

                                54 votes
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                                • Transparent Tile

                                  The orange Tile doesn't look very good.

                                  I know, it's not a big problem, but it is also very easy to fix.

                                  47 votes
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                                  • PIN or Password Protect App

                                    I like storing my credentials on my mobile devices. This can however be a security risk. Can you please add a PIN or Password protection option for the app?

                                    45 votes
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                                    • 38 votes
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                                      • Self-signed Certificates

                                        Please allow the capability to connect to remote resources via RemoteApp™ (.../WebFeed.aspx) on servers with a self-signed certificate i.e. add a warning when connecting but offer the choice to continue...
                                        Thanks!

                                        36 votes
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                                        • Steam In-Home Streaming: Fix the "screen is locked on the remote computer" error

                                          Steam In-Home Streaming is an excellent way to stream Windows-based Steam games to other platforms (not just Mac and Linux, but even to other Windows machines with lower-performance hardware).

                                          However, there is a compatibility issue between Microsoft Remote Desktop and Steam In-Home Streaming. Frequently, attempts to start a Steam streaming session after a Microsoft Remote Desktop session fail with the following error:

                                          "The screen is locked on the remote computer."

                                          Apparently, this is an issue with the way that Microsoft Remote Desktop (either the client or the server) terminates a terminal services session: something about the session is being left…

                                          35 votes
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