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RD for Mac: How to turn off menu and dock in full screen mode (official way or workaround)?

How to turn off menu and dock in full screen mode (official way or workaround)?
Will this feature ever be implemented?

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Hello @AndrewUsachov-8684

Unfortunately, it's no possible now. we can post your suggestion in below forum.

I hope it will be implemented in future. Thanks for your understanding.

Remote Desktop Services for user voice
https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/925354-remote-desktop-beta-client-for-mac

Or you can refer to some workarounds suggested in this thread.

Hope this helps a bit ....



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Karlie


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AFAIK, it keeps being as suggestion since at least 2014 :-(

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This problem was driving me nuts, so I worked to find a workaround.

  1. Download the "Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta" App from the Microsoft website, and install it

  2. Right-click on the App icon and select "Show package contents"

  3. Edit the file Info.plist

  4. Add these two lines to just after the first <dict> tag:

    <key>LSUIPresentationMode</key>
    <integer>3</integer>

  5. Save, close the text editor

  6. Type the following command on the terminal, on the folder where the App is installed

    codesign --force --deep --sign - Microsoft\ Remote\ Desktop\ Beta.app

  7. Run the App again. The menu/dock annoyance should be gone.



Known issues:

  • The menu/dock will be disabled even on the "Connection Center" window. Just click on another App window and they'll return. For the "Connection Center" window itself, you'll just have to memorize the shortcuts to the few functions that are exclusively on the menus, but the majority of them can be accessed via the toolbar. Or temporarily set the LSUIPresentationMode to 4 if you really need to select something on the menus.

  • This modification will have to be remade every time you download a new version for this App

  • The built-in update function won't work anymore. When it tells you to update, you have to re-download the App yourself


If this tip was helpful to you, please buy me a coffee. ;)







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AndrejsUsacovs-7246 answered

Unfortunately, the menu and dock reappear after switching to Mac desktop and then back to the remote machine.

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