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Apple Remote Desktop


This entry is used to define and configure an Apple Remote Desktop session.


Remote management of macOS devices

Embedded Mode

Undocked Mode


Supports Credential repository

Show Opened Session

Supports Logging

Apple Remote Desktop is our integration of the remote connection protocol created by Apple. This session allows to remotely control or monitor macOS devices.



Apple Remote Desktop - General

Apple Remote Desktop - General




Enter the host name or IP address of the remote device.

Ellipsis button

Provides the list of computers discovered on your network. This can take a few moments to generate.


Enter the port to access the remote computer. Set the value to 0 to use the default port.

Port generator

Click the icon to display the Port Generator.


Enter the username to connect to the remote computer.


Enter the password to connect to the remote computer.

View / Hide Password

Click the view icon to view your password.

Click the hide icon to hide your password.

Password History

Click the icon to display the Password History.

Password Analyzer

Indicates the strength of the password.


Apple Remote Desktop - Settings

Apple Remote Desktop - Settings




Scale the remote display to fit the window.


Select the screen where you want to display the remote connection. Select between:

Default: Use the setting in File – Options – Types – Others – Apple Remote Desktop (ARD).

Primary: Display the primary screen.

Custom: Select which screen to display.

Prompt: Prompt at opening to select the remote display if there is more than one.

View only (input ignored)

Connect in view only mode. This option disables the keyboard and mouse while in session.

Request shared session

The remote user will be prompted with a request to share his session.

Disable clipboard transfer

Disable the clipboard sharing.

Authentication type

Select the authentication mode for the connection. Select between:


ARD ask observe

ARD ask control


Apple Remote Desktop - Advanced

Apple Remote Desktop - Advanced



Mouse cursor

Select the way the mouse cursor is handled. Select between:

Track remote cursor locally

Let remote server deal with mouse cursor

Don't show remote cursor

Emulate 3 buttons (with 2-button click)

Emulate mouse button 3 when clicking on both button 1 and button 2.

Swap mouse buttons 2 and 3

Invert mouse buttons 2 and 3.

Apply Windows key combinations

Select where the key combinations are sent. Select between:

On the local computer

On the remote computer

In full screen mode only

Keyboard layout

Select the keyboard layout. Select between:



Preferred encoding

Change the encoding to use less bandwidth. From the least to the most bandwidth used, select between:

Zlib 16 gray (black and white)

Zlib halftone (black and white)

Zlib thousands (in color)

Zlib (you can choose your custom compression level)

Default (color)

Custom compression level

Available only with the Preferred encoding - Zlib encoding.

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