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    LANGALIST By Fred Langa A remote desktop connection lets you access and use a distant PC just as if you were sitting at its keyboard. It’s a great way
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    • #2423747

      I’ve been using Anydesk on a daily basis for 5 years for remote desktop.  It’s perfectly reliable and an excellent product. Never had any issues.  I’m a paying customer.  It’s much less expensive than TeamViewer and free for personal use.  http://www.Anydesk.com

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    • #2423704

      I’m surprised no one has mentioned the newer Microsoft Remote Desktop app available in the Microsoft Store (and also the Mac App Store). This app is easily configured and I’ve used it on both PCs and Macs.


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      • #2424045

        That’s just a front-end for Remote Desktop that requires port forwarding to work.  Anydesk has far more features, is more secure and doesn’t require router port forwarding.

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    • #2423791

      I gave up on Teamviewer.  I used it for years to assist my now 91 year old father with his computer issues that crop up from time to time, roughly once a month, until I kept getting hit with the you gotta pay for your commercial use lockout.  Repeated contacts to Teamviewer failed to resolve the false shutouts as they would not back down that my use was somehow commercial rather than personal — when they answered at all (most times they didn’t) — so like you I switched to Chrome Desktop and that’s worked without issue.

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    • #2443351

      In your recent column, you quoted a reader, who said,

      The only things I don’t like about it are (1) I can’t copy-and-paste between the two machines, and (2) it does not support dual monitors

      You didn’t correct them, so I wanted to add that Remote Desktop does indeed support dual monitors and also copy and paste as I regularly use those features.

    • #2443385

      I’m using AnyDesk (in the UK).   I find it works reliably and suits my limited remoting desking requirements, especially for the price. (I’m using their Lite/Essentials license).

    • #2546274

      I use Chrome remote desktop or Anydesk. For a long time I was a TeamViewer user, but the connection started to be interrupted every time I used it. At first I didn’t understand what was going on, but I found the answer here https://www.helpwire.app/blog/teamviewer-timeout-issue/ as it turned out I had exceeded the limit. So I switched to Anydesk.

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