How to Adjust the Screen Size in a Remote Desktop Connection

By Tara Cantore

Remote Desktop is a program for Windows that lets you connect remotely to other computers. When you first connect, Remote Desktop attempts to size the screen according to its default setting. You can adjust this setting within the Remote Desktop client. Adjusting the screen size allows you to sculpt the desktop display size to better fit your computer's viewing area.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu and type "mstsc," and then press "Enter."

Step 2

Click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Display" tab.

Step 4

Drag the slider bar left or right to reduce or enlarge the display resolution. The left-most position is the minimum resolution, while the right-most is a full-screen resolution.