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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail display issues with Remote Desktop

15 Feb 2011   #1
CowherPower

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Live Mail display issues with Remote Desktop

I'm having a problem with Windows Live Mail not displaying properly when I use Remote Desktop to connect to my home PC. The problem only happens if someone is also logged into the machine locally. Parts of the WLM window will display just fine (like the overhead toolbars and email preview window), but other window panes like the folder list and email list do not render properly. For example, if you have a Word document open and you switch back to WLM, you will still see the Word document "bleed" through in the window panes that do not repaint. WLM is still functional and you can click on emails in the email list, but you have to guess where to click since the window pane did not paint properly.

Normally Windows 7 does not support concurrent sessions like this, but it's not hard to enable that feature. I've never had a display problem with any other application when using concurrent sessions.

The display issue goes away as soon as the local user logs out or presses Windows-L to lock their session.

Has anyone else seen this problem?


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15 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CowherPower View Post
I'm having a problem with Windows Live Mail not displaying properly when I use Remote Desktop to connect to my home PC. The problem only happens if someone is also logged into the machine locally. Parts of the WLM window will display just fine (like the overhead toolbars and email preview window), but other window panes like the folder list and email list do not render properly. For example, if you have a Word document open and you switch back to WLM, you will still see the Word document "bleed" through in the window panes that do not repaint. WLM is still functional and you can click on emails in the email list, but you have to guess where to click since the window pane did not paint properly.

Normally Windows 7 does not support concurrent sessions like this, but it's not hard to enable that feature. I've never had a display problem with any other application when using concurrent sessions.

The display issue goes away as soon as the local user logs out or presses Windows-L to lock their session.

Has anyone else seen this problem?

have seen the problem with remote desktop, as a workaround I use Team viewer which supports as many concurrent sessions as you want
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15 Feb 2011   #3
CowherPower

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
have seen the problem with remote desktop, as a workaround I use Team viewer which supports as many concurrent sessions as you want
Does TeamViewer offer a true full-screen remote session? I've tried other products like LogMeIn and Live Mesh which show the remote sessions scaled down in a window and I prefer the full-screen mode that I can get with Remote Desktop.
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19 Feb 2011   #4
CowherPower

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Help! I'm desperate to find a solution to this problem! Windows Live Mail will not display properly to the RDP user when someone else is logged into the machine locally. I suspect the only fix for this problem is if Microsoft fixes WLM, but I'm holding out hope something else can be done.
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24 May 2012   #5
ashwarsadh

Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit
 
 
Solution!!

I had the same Problem..
After trying to find the Solution for Long time I found Solution to problem as below:

Change the Theme to "Windows Classic" on the User logged on the Server!
The Problem is in Windows Basic or Aero themes which are incompatible with Windows LIve mail Over RDP, So just use Windows Classic theme on Server Username and Problem is Solved!!

Please Close the Thread..
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01 Oct 2013   #6
CowherPower

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh my God, THANK YOU!!!!!! For some reason I never saw your response until today. I tried it out by setting up my wife's account to use the Classic theme AND IT WORKS! Now we can both be logged in and there are no display issues. I've been dealing with this limitation for over two years so it's great to finally have it solved.
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