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12:52 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I'm using RDC to test websites in IE6, but can't see the full page, when the layout exceeds 800 pixels in width. The resolution on the actual server is set to 1024 x 768, but when I access it via RDC the resolution is 800 x 600 and when I go to Display property settings I can't increase it.

I've tried "restoring the window size down", but there is no scroll bar to scroll to the right.

Any ideas?

3:58 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Since there's no authoritative answer for you yet, here goes...

It's been a long time since I had to do this -- yes it is confusing IMHO, but it was a "well duh of course" moment when I got it working.

What exactly do you mean by "Display property settings"? In the RDC app? Did you try changing the resolution in your Windows control panel?

Maybe this will help:
[technet.microsoft.com ]

10:12 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi timster,

Thank you for your response.

The "Display Properties (Settings tab)" is accessed via Control Panel > Display. I have tried changing the resolution via RDC, but the screen resolution is not adjustable (when I do this from a Mac PowerPC). Doing the same thing from a Windows Vista machine does allow one to increase the resolution. The server I am accessing is a Windows 2003 server.

I have looked at the link you posted and "Display" is listed as a configurable feature.

Display
Change remote desktop size (resolution) and colors.

Any other ideas?

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Ok, the fact that the page was not scrolling was part of the specific site design. [I installed the IE6 Developer Toolbar and when I inspected the DOM on another site the scrollbars were fine].

The main thing that I am still trying to accomplish, though, is "maximising" the RDC window or at least increasing it.

Any idea if Mac will support IE (again)? Probably a step backwards!

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Is it possible to increase the RDC window size at all when accessing a windows machine from a Mac?
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I can change the RDC screen size after expanding the options. Not sure why you can't on your setup.

Are you trying to edit the settings before or after connecting to the Windows box?

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Hi your_store. I only ever tried changing the settings after having logged in and also only from the display settings. Your suggestion work a dream. Not sure why I didn't think of that.

Thanks

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Glad to hear it worked..

If it's an option for you, I strongly suggest picking up Parallels. I used to have a separate Windows box sitting around for testing, but Parallels makes it so much simpler.

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Any idea if Mac will support IE (again)? Probably a step backwards!

Of course, it works the other way around, IE (Microsoft) would have to choose to support Mac. That possibility seems highly unlikely.

It will happen sooner that applications like Boot Camp [apple.com] and Parallels [parallels.com] make the running of Windows IE on a Mac so seamless that you wouldn't be able to tell it's not native.

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Thanks for the helpful suggestions.

My reason for staying away from Parallels is that I have a PowerPC and not an Intel.

From my understanding Boot Camp needs a reboot and this is not ideal for my work situation.

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Yeah, RDP is the best choice if you're on a PowerPC. I used VirtualPC for awhile, but it's tedious to say the least.

BTW, Bootcamp is Intel only as well.

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Hi...

I have the same issue. I have a 30" Cinema Display, and am using VM Fusion to VPN into my Windows desktop. Whether I select Full Screen, or anything else, I cannot expand my Windows desktop horizontally beyond the preset maximum. I can expand it vertically.

Any ideas?

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It will happen sooner that applications like Boot Camp and Parallels make the running of Windows IE on a Mac so seamless that you wouldn't be able to tell it's not native.

IMHO, Parallels running in Coherance mode makes that true today. It's how I'm happily running Google Chrome on my iMac!