Two screens and Microsoft Remote Desktop

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  1. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

    Apple fanboy

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    Is there a way to run the MRD on both of my screens at home? I have iMac as below and currently running 10.8.5. I have tried both checking and unchecking the use all monitors option. I have the latest version installed 8.07 and no joy.
    I read somewhere installing Mavericks would get round the problem, which I'm looking to do shortly. Can anyone confirm? Just to clarify I want both my home screens to be connected and running my works PC, not one PC, one Mac.
     

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    I have not run Remote Desktop in a while but I used to run it on dual screens under Mountain Lion. I suspect you'll need to switch back to the ML method of handling multiple displays - go to  menu > System Preferences > Mission Control and uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces". That lets both displays be part of the same "Space", so that you can bridge across them with the Remote Desktop app.
     
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    I have tried with all the boxes checked (default) and unchecked, but the best I can do is drag my desktop across the two screens, but I can't make it as big as my two screens. If I run in full screen mode, the second screen in greyed out.
     

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    Dragged across the two is the only way I know for it to work, you don't get 100% coverage but pretty close.
     

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