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  1. RemoteApps don't work over WiFi

    They connect fine using a phone's data plan, but when connected to WiFi. It can find the applications via the feed, but times out when opening an app. Have tried different hotspots.

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    • would love remote printing feature, i could give up my pc alltogether

      would love remote printing feature, i could give up my pc alltogether

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      • continuum timeout

        First thanks for adding support for Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile! Please add support for a longer time out if you switch away from the RDP session. For example switching over to email to check some emails often I'm required to re-authenticate to the server I'm connected to. I am using a RDP gateway, and maybe that is part of this behavior?

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        • Remote desktop for xbox one

          Mirror xbox one by wifi. You dont need any tv to play anymore

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          • Allow advanced connection options such as disable Wallpaper, etc. to reduce the data usage.

            RDC is very Data intensive, especially for limited data plans. (I used >15GB of Data this month on RDC). Advanced options that allow you to reduce the data cost by disabling some desktop enhancements like wallpaper, window animations, themes, etc. as well as allowing you to choose a custom Display resolution and color depth, could help reduce the data consumption. Is it possible to compress the data stream without adding latency? In any case, a way to reduce data consumption would be nice.

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            • Reboot the remote machine

              RDP is often used for administration the remote PC.
              Reboot is not offered.
              There is a workaround with shutdown.exe in a script.
              But this sometimes failed and the remote PC runs into hanging.
              I suppose this is a situation when a messagebox appears which is not transmitted to the host, because the transmission ended before the box appears.
              It would be fine, if these messages would be transmitted.
              A more perfect way would be an option to reboot without running through the login process at all.
              I have the right to do that, that would be no security issue.

              3 votes
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              • When connected to remote desktop, numeric keys on managing computer keyboard doesn't work. Still is possible input numbers from letter keys.

                When connected to remote desktop, numeric keys on managing computer keyboard doesn't work. Still is possible input numbers from letter keys.Please - do numeric keys fully functional.

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                • Keyboard Improvement

                  Qwerty is great, and button to display numbers along the top also. But should also be able to shift or shift lock so the numbers switch to the standard symbols across the top as well (!@# etc). Modern passwords require alpha, number, and symbols combinations, but the symbols are on different key screens. Make it so they can appear just like on regular keyboards along the top.

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                  • allow remote graphic card rendering for windows 10 / selected art design software

                    The Surface pen remoting support for Windows 10 is really useful and it's the first step artists can use their tablet as a digitizer and create artworks remotely. However I found this feature still can't be utilized without remote graphic card support, which is essential in most 2D and 3D art creation environment. I'm aware that Windows Server somehow allows remote rendering, but this is definitely not a solution for individual artists. Will this feature, or at least a limited version, comes to Windows 10? Thank you

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                    • Add passthru authentication when used with RDS gateway

                      The built-in remote desktop client (mstsc.exe) has the option to use your credentials for both the gateway and remote desktop. At present, the Remote Desktop UWP app (at least with our RDS implementation) asks the end user to input their credentials twice.

                      2 votes
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                      • Allow usage of username saved in RDP file

                        The built-in remote desktop client (mstsc.exe) allows you to used the username saved in the RDP file even when the policy is set on the gateway to require your account info every time.

                        2 votes
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                        • Allow me to discover all the machines connected to my Microsoft Account

                          from: https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/255249-remote-desktop-for-windows-phone/suggestions/6131540-allow-me-to-discover-all-the-machines-connected-to

                          Make easy connect to a PC or Tablet Running Windows 8.1 or RT if that devices are connected to my Microsoft account.
                          Maybe can put a login with microsoft account section on the Remote desktop app, that automatically list all your devices running Windows 8/RT for a instant connection.

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                          • Android RDP on chromebook, physical keyboard not able to send FN5, FN10, FN11 and also (Alt-Tab)

                            Hi there,

                            I find that using Android RDP on chromebook some FN keys is not working (e.g FN5, FN10, FN11). (even though I have enabled top row as function keys).

                            I find that some function key is working say FN3 but not all.

                            Also seems there is no way to use alt-tab

                            Thanks.

                            Cheers

                            2 votes
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                            • Remote Desktop App and Remote Desktop Preview App crash on all Windows Redstone 3 builds

                              just installed Apps Versions 10.1.978.0.
                              Still do not start up on Windows build 16184
                              Classic RDP works.

                              2 votes
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                              • When will printer redirect be available for windows 10 Remote Desktop Preview, this is a better app than the 8 version

                                We want to use the preview app in a business environment as it is the best remote desktop app we have found, works better than the standard app. ETA for printer redirect?

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow better ways to utilize High Resolution Cameras over an RDP connection

                                  Currently we are testing a High Res Intra Oral Camera, When I am at the same site as the RDS Host server and I log into my VM. The LAN traffic jumps when I start using the camera. At a remote site it disconnects my from my session. I have found other third party software that uses a different method to show you the camera feed without losing your connection to the VM. Microsoft should utilize something of the sort.

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                                  • Have the ability to launch more than one instance of the Remote Desktop App

                                    I'd love to be able to launch multiple instances of the app at the same time. So I can work on to remote machines simultaneously.

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                                    • connection using non-standard ports does not work. Huge problem for me. I do a lot of routing through tunnels, so its critical for me

                                      I do a lot of routing / tunneling to connect to server behind firewalls / on remote LANs - not being able to use tunnels with RDP connections to, e.g. localhost:3391 is a HUGE problem for me. I don't really care about an RDP "app" - I would be more than happy with the standard RDP client program I've been using for the past 20 years - however, with high-DPI clients it has its own issues these days.

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                                      • login as current domain user

                                        Should work just like the native RDP app. Support for login as the user that's logged into the computer, which in this case is a domain user. It should still ask for a password, but the username should be auto-filled.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow application to "Stay infront" when switching between apps on multiple monitors

                                          i work on a help desk, and this would simplify internal server connections, however when i click out of the app onto Edge or chrome, the app is minimized EVEN THOUGH it is the only app running on my second monitor

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