How to show the Connection Bar in a remote desktop session?



When it comes to remote desktop sessions, one of the most important things to be aware of is the connection bar. The connection bar is the graphical display at the top of a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session window that shows the status of the connection. It includes the status of the connection (connected or disconnected), the user name, the name of the remote computer, the domain or workgroup, and the IP address used to connect.

Having the connection bar visible makes it easier to troubleshoot connection problems, as it provides a quick visual reference to the status of the connection. It also allows the user to disconnect or reconnect to the remote computer, as well as to switch between different user accounts or change the IP address used to connect.

Unfortunately, the connection bar is not always visible by default. In some cases, the connection bar is hidden by default and must be manually enabled in order to be seen.

Fortunately, enabling the connection bar is relatively straightforward. First, open the Remote Desktop Connection client. To do this, click the Start button and type “mstsc” in the search box. Then click the “Remote Desktop Connection” icon.

Once the Remote Desktop Connection client is open, click the “Show Options” button at the bottom of the window. This will open the “Options” dialog box. In the “Options” dialog box, click the “Display” tab. In the bottom right corner of the “Display” tab, you will see a checkbox labeled “Show connection bar when I use full screen.” Check this box, then click “OK”.

Once you have enabled the connection bar, it will be visible at the top of the RDP window when you are in full-screen mode. The connection bar will display the status of the connection, the user name, the name of the remote computer, the domain or workgroup, and the IP address used to connect.

If you ever need to hide the connection bar again, simply return to the “Options” dialog box and uncheck the box labeled “Show connection bar when I use full screen.”

In summary, the connection bar is a useful graphical display at the top of a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session window that shows the status of the connection. It includes the status of the connection (connected or disconnected), the user name, the name of the remote computer, the domain or workgroup, and the IP address used to connect. The connection bar is hidden by default, but can be enabled in the Remote Desktop Connection client by checking the box labeled “Show connection bar when I use full screen.” Once enabled, the connection bar will be visible at the top of the RDP window when you are in full-screen mode.

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