06/20/201506:4920 Jun 2015
We are happy to announce Remote Utilities 188.8.131.52. This update is free for all version 6.x users.
Switching between local windows using Q + Alt + Tab
Previously, with the Full Control window
active you could only switch between the open windows on the remote PC
using Alt + Tab. Now you can also switch to a window on the local desktop
using Q + Alt + Tab regardless of whether you are in fullscreen or normal view.
This key combination is handy if you have to interrupt your remote session often and work with a local app window.
Using Alt + F12 to toggle between Full Control and View Only
We introduced another shortcut: hitting Alt + F12 allows you to toggle quickly between "Full Control" and "View only" connection modes instead of mouse-clicking on the corresponding toolbar icon (
Note: hitting F12 alone alternates between view modes (Normal, Stretch, Fullscreen etc.).
Hiding the Host tray icon is no longer possible
This is the most important change in this update. You will no longer be able to hide the Remote Utilities Host icon – if the Host is installed on the remote PC, its icon will always be visible in the system tray area:
The reason why this change has been made is to make Remote Utilities less prone to false positive detections by antivirus software. After all, the legitimate use of the software means the remote user knows there is remote access software installed on their computer.