Switching between monitors while connected to a remote device running RealVNC Server
By default, RealVNC Viewer will show all monitors connected to the remote computer. However, with RealVNC Viewer 7.1.0 and later, you can switch between monitors using the monitor icons on the toolbar at the top of the session window.
This feature can only be used on desktops (Windows, Mac and Linux) which are listed as a supported platform. Switching monitors is not currently supported on RealVNC Viewer for Mobile.
Viewing a single monitor
You can choose to either cycle through monitors:
or select a particular monitor to view:
Please note, the selected monitor is not saved between sessions and will need to be selected each time you connect.
Viewing multiple monitors (Multi-Window mode)
New in RealVNC Viewer and RealVNC Server 7.10.0
From RealVNC Viewer and RealVNC Server 7.10.0 onwards you can use RealVNC Viewer in Multi-Window mode. This mode lets you create a separate RealVNC Viewer application for each remote monitor connected to the RealVNC Server device.
This feature is available when using RealVNC Viewer for Windows and Linux, while connecting to RealVNC Server for Windows, macOS or Linux.
To activate Multi-Window mode, first click the Monitor Select icon:
then click the icon for Multi-Window mode, followed by the monitor(s) you wish to view:
Please note, the selected monitor(s) and window mode are not saved between sessions and will need to be selected each time you connect.
Switching between monitors during an On-Demand Assist session
Starting with RealVNC Viewer 7.1.0 and On-Demand Assist 2.1.0, technicians can switch between monitors during an On-Demand Assist session.
When connected to a device with multiple monitors, you can use the monitor icons in the toolbar at the top of the session to select a particular monitor to view:
or cycle through monitors: