3.1. Display Tab

You use the Display tab to configure display window settings for the connection.

Table 3.1, “Display Tab” shows the available settings for this tab.

Table 3.1. Display Tab




The display mode for the session. The following options are available:

  • Window. The session is displayed in a window on screen.

  • Full Screen. The session fills the whole screen area.

    To exit from full screen mode, enter Host-Q or use the on-screen toolbar.

    If Full Screen is selected, the following options are available when using multiple monitors:

  • Span All Screens. The display is shown across multiple screens.

  • Display number. Select the screen you want to use to display the session. The number of options shown depends on the number of monitors used.

Preferred Session Size

The preferred display size for the session.

The following options are available:

  • Auto Size. The session is displayed at the optimal size for the screen. If Full Screen is selected, the session is sized to fit the whole screen.

  • User Specified Display Size. Either select from the predefined list of display sizes, or enter the width and height of the session, in pixels. For example, 640 x 480.

    If Full Screen is selected and the session dimensions are greater than the dimensions of the screen, the display moves when your mouse pointer is near the edge of the screen. This is called panning. If the session dimensions are less than the width of the screen, black bands are shown around the visible screen area.

    For multiple monitors, if you specify a session width or session height greater than the width or height of the primary display, the display is panned.


Policies on a Sun Ray server might result in the actual display size of your session being different to the display size you request.