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With the Remote Desktop app from the Windows Phone Store, you can use your phone to connect to your PC (the remote PC). For example, if you’re away from your office and want to quickly look up a document, you can connect to your work PC and use all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting at the keyboard.
These instructions are for setting up a Windows 8.1 PC. If you need to set up a Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC, see Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection. Use the drop down menu next to the title to see a different version.
From the Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, you can only connect to PCs that are running these Windows operating systems:
The mouse modes available in this app are defined in the table. To switch into mouse mode, tap the connection bar at the top of the screen, and then tap Mouse pointer.
|Mouse mode||Mouse operation||Gesture|
|Direct touch||Move pointer||Your finger is the pointer|
|Direct touch||Left-click||1 finger tap|
|Direct touch||Left-click and drag||1 finger tap and drag|
|Direct touch||Right-click||1 finger tap and hold|
|Direct touch||Right-click and drag||1 finger tap and hold, then drag|
|Direct touch||Zoom||Use the buttons on the connection bar to zoom in and out|
|Mouse pointer||Move pointer||1 finger tap and drag|
|Mouse pointer||Left-click||1 finger tap|
|Mouse pointer||Left-click and drag||1 finger double tap and hold, then drag|
|Mouse pointer||Right-click||2 finger tap|
|Mouse pointer||Right-click and drag||2 finger tap and hold, then drag|
|Mouse pointer||Mouse wheel||2 finger tap and hold, then drag up and down|
|Mouse pointer||Zoom||Use two fingers and pinch to zoom out or move fingers away from each other to zoom in|
When the remote PC is Windows 8 or newer, the native touch gestures are supported in multi-touch mode.
If you're using an accessibility option like Magnifier in Ease of Access, some gestures in mouse pointer mode might not work as expected.
Article ID: 14233 - Last Review: Aug 31, 2016 - Revision: 23