Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection
Configuration of the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection
For Windows users, an excellent way to gain access to another computer remotely is the Windows Remote Desktop Connection tool. Therefore having a complete Knowledge about this tool could empower you to make an optimised and professional remote Desktop connection. On previous articles, we have explained some essential settings in the General, Display, and Local resources tabs in this default remote connection Windows accessory. In the present article, we have a more accurate look on the Experience Tab in Remote Desktop Connection and get you more familiar whit the available options in this tab, step by step.
Running Remote Desktop connection
A straightforward way to run Remote Desktop Connection is to click on the Start button and type remote desktop. Name and icon of the software will appear in the search results. Click on it to open. Another way is to click on the Start button, navigate to Windows Accessories and click on Remote Desktop Connection.
You could run Remote Desktop connection using tow relatively more advanced methods. One way is to open it using the Run window. Press Windows+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
Type mstsc in the Open field and click Ok. Furthermore, you can open the software using the command prompt (cmd). Open the command prompt. Type the mstsc.exe command and tap enter.
The first view of the Remote Desktop Connection
Running Remote Desktop Connection, a new window entitled Remote Desktop Connection will appear. At first look, you will see only one empty field in this window, named Computer. But If you click on the Show Options button on the lower-left corner, the window will expand, and the options will emerge. In the expanded window there are five tabs. In the previous article, we explained the first tab. Now let's directly go to the fourth one, the Experience tab.
The Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection
In the Experience tab, there is one main section named Performance. The Performance section scopes to optimize your remote desktop connection performance, according to your internet connection speed.
The performance section in the Experience tab
There is a drop-down menu in the Performance section. According to your internet connection speed, you can choose one of the options from this menu. When you choose one of the options from the drop-down menu, the RDP tool may automatically mark or unmark a number of the Connection quality-dependent features.
Note: The Detect connection quality automatically option is recommended for most of the internet connections. But if you use a low-speed internet connection, it is a good idea to change the drop-down to a lower connection quality state. And unmark most (or even all) of the Connection quality-dependent features. These changes allow you to experience a rather faster connection.
Note: On the low-speed internet connections, besides the above-mentioned settings in the Experience tab, the optimization of the display settings are also important and should be taken into consideration. As previously mentioned in the Configuration of the Display tab in Remote Desktop Connection article, on slow connections you could set the Display Configuration slider to a lower resolution. And put the Color depth on a more moderate state. This will result in a better Remote Desktop Connection experience.
There are tow more check boxes below the performance section, entitled Persistent bitmap caching and Reconnect if the connection is dropped.
Persistent bitmap caching in Remote Desktop Connection
By choosing this option, images and other bitmaps will store on your local computer to use again in future. It means that the remote computer does not need to resend the bitmaps again. So if you connect through a slow internet connection, you could use this option to make your remote connection more optimized.
Reconnect if the connection is dropped in Remote Desktop Connection
During the remote desktop connection, your connection may interrupt for different reasons. So you need to connect again. Choosing the Reconnect if the connection is dropped option, lets you reconnect automatically.
Note: As default on Windows 10, the Reconnect if the connection is dropped feature, is not enabled. Therefore if you want to use this feature on remote desktop connection, you need to enable it on the remote computer as well.
In this article, the configuration of the Experience tab in Remote Desktop Connection was targeted. Furthermore, the role of the Connection quality-dependent features, bitmap caching, and automatic reconnection in the RDP performance were discussed. Hope you find the article helpful. Share your views and experiences with us in the commenting section.