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Is it possible to have Remote Desktop running in Full Screen mode ? Like it is possible to have with Real VNC, for instance.

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Are you using the term Remote Desktop literally, as in Microsoft's RDC client for Mac, connecting to a Windows Server? Or Remote Desktop as in Screen Sharing (which is mac-to-mac, or to a VNC server)? –  Jason Salaz Dec 2 '10 at 10:05
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No sorry. It's the app "Remote Desktop" that comes with Apple OS X. –  Rabskatran Dec 2 '10 at 10:12
    
Screen Sharing :P –  Jason Salaz Dec 2 '10 at 17:37
    
@VxJasonxV Actually, [Apple] Remote Desktop — commonly known as ARD — is the name of the client application that accesses Screen Sharing on the target machine apple.com/remotedesktop Pierre's question is fine. –  msanford Dec 10 '10 at 20:04
    
ARD is an application name, yes. However, neither the binary nor the protocol are called "Remote Desktop". Also, ARD doesn't "come with" OSX, so no, Pierre's comment (which I was responding to) is not fine. It's the wrong name and only causes confusion. –  Jason Salaz Dec 10 '10 at 21:30
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it's a fullscreen icon

In 3.3.2 you can have it running full screen by clicking the fullscreen icon; but the client will only appear in full screen mode if it has the same resolution. Smaller resolutions will be surrounded by a black box.

I haven't tried this: but clients with higher resolutions will probably full the screen if they have the same aspect ratio, but they might look a bit funky.

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That's right ! I always had this toolbar hidden. And there is no corresponding Command Menu for that ! Thanks ! –  Rabskatran Dec 2 '10 at 11:51
    
IIRC, equal or higher resolutions will full screen no matter what. Lower resolutions will not. Not equal only. –  Jason Salaz Dec 2 '10 at 17:38
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As an aside - "Screen Sharing" actually is just a VNC client. You can a different VNC client to connect to the remote Mac as well, doesn't have to be screen sharing.

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But you do have to set up a password I think for the remote one if connecting to the screen sharing 'service' if you will, without setting up another VNC server. –  jmlumpkin Dec 9 '10 at 13:15
    
Mac-to-Mac Screen Sharing leverages VNC, but has some extra special things on top. If you're going to use any other VNC client, you MUST configure a VNC password. There's a big difference between Mac-to-Mac screen sharing (which allows you to log in as a system user), and *-to-Mac VNC (which needs you to configure one static password). –  Jason Salaz Dec 9 '10 at 19:41
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