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Remote Desktop Viewer. Scaling option

asked 2015-06-24 05:36:52 -0500

UndeadWoody gravatar image


On Fedora 22, I can set up a new connection with any resolution I want but when added to my bookmarks, the Remote Destop Viewer automatically size it at 800x600. In the help section, I see that I can have a Scaling option in the View menu but I have to enable the scaling option.

I can't find where is this option and how to activate it.

Anyway if somebody could tell me how to set a default resolution to a bookmark it would also solve my problem.


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I had the same problem in the past. Always defaulted to 800x600. It really annoyed me, especially because the man page and the help are very poor. It looks like you can load a .vnc file with properties for your connection but the format of that file is not documented. A bit disappointing. I ended up using a different RDP client.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-06-25 14:25:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-25 14:35:37 -0500

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Go to vinagre's config directory (.local/share/vinagre) and open the file vinagre-bookmarks.xml (gedit ~/.local/share/vinagre/vinagre-bookmarks.xml) and insert the following to the connection properties:


In my file it is specified </port> and <view_only>.

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