Hide desktop screen when being remote controlled

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    Jump Desktop Support

    Hi, this is possible when connecting to a Mac- however you need to do this manually at the moment - we'll automate this very soon though: 

    1. First make sure you're connecting using Fluid Remote Desktop (this is the default option if you've setup your Mac in the last couple of years).

    2. Open up System Preferences on your Mac and the 'Users & Groups'. Then click 'Login Options' and make sure 'Show fast user switching menu' is CHECKED. Once you check it, you will see a new option in the menubar on the top right hand corner.

    Thats it - the next time you connect to the remote machine, from within the remote, click the fast switching menu bar on the top right hand corner and then click 'Login Window'. Once you do this, your physical monitor will be locked but your remote session will continue on.

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    Anthony Mellor

    me too

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    ryder

    needed as well

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    ian

    this is a hugely critical feature...

    when you remotely connect to a mac, not only is the remote screen visible and displaying potentially sensitive information, but someone at that remote console can take control of the physical machine.

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    Konstantin Cholev

    Hello support, is there any progress on this?

     

    Another issue with this way is when I am working remotely is okay, once I sit behind my Mac I cannot login, it's just like freezes login window.

    Recently I observe that when I am connected to my mac from Windows Machine and I am trying to install something from Mac App Store, is not working. Does not matter is this free or paid application, clicking on the Get button does not work at all.

     

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    Jason Hecker

    Any update on automating this process? I need to be absolutely certain the monitor is locked when remotely connected.

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