Wednesday, March 20, 2013

TeamViewer: Show black screen on remote computer

Problem
You connect to a computer in another room or a remote workplace using TeamViewer. But, the folks sitting around that computer get distracted by all the desktop operations you are doing. Or maybe you do not want to attract their attention. What do you do?
Solution
TeamViewer has a neat feature called Black Screen that can used to achieve this.
The Computer and Contacts window is shown on the right of the main TeamViewer window and it lists the remote computers you have added entries for. Right-click on the remote computer name and choose Properties. In the dialog, click on Advanced and in the Remote Input dropdown choose Disable remote input and show black screen.

Now connect to this remote computer. You can check whether a black screen is being displayed on the display of the remote computer by choosing Actions → Show Black Screen in the TeamViewer toolbar. Sometimes this entry is not enabled even if you had enabled the black screen in its properties. If so, you can explicitly enable black screen for this remote session by choosing Actions → Show Black Screen option.
Tried with: TeamViewer 7.0.12313

1 comment:

  1. Try AEROADMIN as well. It's free for home and business use, with nothing to configure

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