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Windows 7: Using my laptop as a display via Remote Desktop


28 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Using my laptop as a display via Remote Desktop

Hi guys,

I'm a visual artist and I use a program called ArKaos for AV installations and nightclub visuals. I'm thinking of building a HTPC to take around with me as my laptop is not quite powerful enough for the work I do.

I was thinking of using the laptop as a reference monitor for the HTPC using Remote desktop over LAN but I've run into some issues trying to set it up at home on my main PC.

When I run Remote desktop I loose the ability to select which display is being used for full screen in ArKaos.

This is what the display preferences look like without Remote Desktop:



And this is what I see when I'm running Remote Desktop:



I have extremely little knowledge of Remote Desktop so I don't know how it handles display drivers but it would seem it uses it's own driver (RDPDD) when it's active.

Is there anyway around this, all I want to do is have my laptop displaying ArKaos' clip view and have my second GPU output running to a projector.

Hope I haven't confused anyone, I know this is probably not what Remote Desktop was designed for but I hope there's some way around this.

Thanks in advance,

Louis.


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28 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

If you wan't to have your remote desktop host act as a secondary monitor, it is impossible because remote desktop just doesn't work that way. If this is what your asking then I hope this helps but if not I have no other answers.
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28 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah I thought as much,

I actually got a program called VNC to work the way I wanted it to which is a plus. Still it's a shame Remote Desktop didn't work cause it would have been free
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