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General Display Mode



Remote Desktop Manager provides three display modes:






Please note that not all session supports the three modes. It depends on the integration and the availability of the third party application.


Display mode

Display mode




External Mode

With the External mode, the session is opened as an external process with no direct link to Remote Desktop Manager.


This display mode usually launches the native application. For example the native application for RDP is mstsc.exe. The external mode will automatically run on the Primary monitor. Depending on the type of session, an external mode session view will be updated if Remote Desktop Manager can detect that its running.


Embedded/Tabbed Mode

An embedded session runs within the confines of the Remote Desktop Manager window and displays tabs at the top of the Dashboard. This mode centralizes the opened session in the application which makes it easy to switch from one to another.


There are several session-specific actions available by right clicking (Context Menu) on the tab title.


Web session opened in Embedded mode

Web session opened in Embedded mode


You can also show the session footer (Description, Information, Attachments, Sub Connections, Logs, etc.) at the bottom of the screen and capture a screenshot of the content.


Embedded session with the folder visible

Embedded session with the folder visible



While the embedded mode is useful in some cases, you may prefer to move the content in an external window. If so, this can be easily done using the context menu. Remote Desktop Manager will create a new window to contain the tabbed session allowing you to move it anywhere else (i.e. on another screen ).


To dock the content back to its original place, use the context menu by right clicking on the window icon.



Undocked session window context menu


The Undocked mode supports multiple monitor options:




Primary monitor

This is the monitor that is marked as "main display" in Windows.

Secondary monitor

The other non-primary monitor, obsolete, use Monitor #1, 2, 3, 4 instead.

Current monitor

The monitor that RDM is running in.


See Systems Options


Will not move the application, it will be Windows default mode.

Monitor #1

Monitor #1 is primary.

Monitor #2

Monitor #2 is primary.

Monitor #3

Monitor #3 is primary.

Monitor #4

Monitor #4 is primary.

Monitor #5

Monitor #5 is primary.

Monitor #6

Monitor #6 is primary.


Monitor #1,2,3 are numbered from left to right, top to bottom and does not correspond to the numbers you see in Windows. See examples:


Example 1


Example 2


Example 3