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1Mar/10

Remote Desktop In Landscape Mode On HTC HD2

Remote Desktop Mobile has been around for a while, but up until now it's not been very user friendly on most mobiles because of their tiny screens. The HTC HD2 however has a 4.3" screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. Add multi-touch to this and we should be set for a pretty decent remote desktop experience! There is just one little problem; Remote Desktop Mobile does not auto-rotate into landscape mode...

Despair not! This can be achieved with a quick registry edit. You'll need a registy editor like PHM (free) or Resco Explorer. Once you've got a registry editor, fire it up and make the following changes:

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HTC\HTCSENSOR\GSensor\ModuleName]
Add a new string value called "Remote Desktop Mobile" with the value "\Windows\wpctsc.exe".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HTC\HTCSENSOR\GSensor\WhiteList]
Add a new string value called "Remote Desktop Mobile" with the value "TSSHELLWND".

Reboot the phone for the changes to take effect.

Now when you start Remote Desktop Mobile and turn the phone sideways you get landscape mode.

Before you connect go to Options and set 'Colors' to High Color (16bit), check 'Full screen' and 'Fit remote desktop to screen'.

An the end result? This is what Windows 7 looks like through Remote Desktop Mobile on the HTC HD2 in fullscreen.