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Please let us know how you think we can make Take Control a bettter tool for remote access.

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Submitted by (@allen50)

Add ability to set tech's picture in Take Control on N-Central

When a Take Control chat window is popped out of the corner there is a place for the technician's picture. Currently this picture is not able to be set with Take Control through N-Central.


It'd be nice if the picture was able to be set, or if the blank spot was not there in the N-Central version of Take Control so it does not appear to clients that we have lazily not configured it.

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Submitted by (@bryon.perona)

Automatically Resize Window Around Remote Session

It would be nice if the window around the remote session were automatically resized so that the window / chrome fit tightly around the remote session. If you connect to a server with a different resolution than the last, there can be huge amounts of black unused space around the remote session. This would be nice, since it wouldn't be up to the technician to manually resize the window to find the best fit around the remote ...more »

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Submitted by (@gen.lee)

Take Control - Disable automatically clipboard history

Since Windows 1809 there is new fancy feature called "Clipboard History". This is also a risk if we remote to client and copy & paste sensitive information cause this person can later access it . There should be possibility to turn this feature automatically off when connecting to client or show somekind of status if this feature is disabled or not. Currently we are doing manual check for this feature everytime we remote ...more »

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Submitted by (@chrish)

Eliminate/hide huge grey bars at the top/bottom of Take Control

The grey bars at the top and bottom of Take Control waste 20%+ percent of the screen. Screen real estate when remoting is incredibly precious given the large form at of Windows 2012 and Windows 10. I've never seen another remote support software that burns visual space in this way. Consider the whole purpose of remote control is seeing the visual space of the end device. Remote Control is one of the single most important ...more »

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Granular Control once in Take Control Application

Looking for the ability to set level of access within Take Control itself (being able to lock out other tabs within the Take Control Application).


Example, have a new technician in the company using Take Control with a client and limiting them to just the Remote Desktop tab of the application.

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Submitted by (@ernesto.narido)

"Blank Screen' and 'Block Remote Keyboard and Mouse'

End-users need the ability to blank the screen as well. We have a new client who wants the ability to connect in to their computer and work in QuickBooks. Their computer is not is a locked office so anyone that is in that office would be able to see what she's doing. I set her up with an account and told her that was a feature of the product only to find it greyed out when I went to show her.

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Submitted by (@chad.menard)

Auto Record Take control sessions

Add the option to auto record a session when an engineer connects to a workstation or server. We are wanting to use these recordings to: Add to our knowledge base Training Allow engineers to search for how to articles CYA for those hard conversations with a customer who insists you did or did not make a change Need the ability edit where the sessions are stored. Would like options for onedrive, sharepoint, egnyte, ...more »


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