By Ellie / Last Updated December 29, 2021

Remote Desktop blurry

“When I use Remote Desktop from Windows 10 to access my office computer running Windows Server 2012 R2, the font is so blurry that it is practically impossible to read, let alone work. I really need a remote desktop to complete my work very frequently, so can anyone help me with this problem?”

Three solutions to Remote Desktop blurry

Here in this post, we provide you with three solutions to Remote Desktop blurry.

Solution 1. Change the display resolution

Reducing the remote desktop resolution might solve the problem. If your Windows 10 monitor is 2560x1440, connecting at this resolution will make the font blurry when the remote host is a Windows Server 2012 R2. Therefore, you can change the screen resolution of Remote Desktop to solve the problem.

Step 1. Open Remote Desktop Connection, click Show Options. Then enter the IP address and user name of the host computer.

Show Options

Step 2. Go to the Display tab, move the slider under Display configuration to a lower resolution, then click Connect.

Low Resolution

Solution 2. Check Font smoothing

Another cause of the problem might be that Font Smoothing is disabled. Therefore, you can fix the problem by enabling it.

Open Remote Desktop Connection, click Show Options. After entering the IP address and user name of the host computer, go to the Experience tab, check Font smoothing and then click Connect.

Font Smoothing

Solution 3. Turn off Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing

The cause of the problem may also be the anti-aliasing setting of the graphics card. Therefore, if you’re facing this problem, the solution is to disable the anti-aliasing setting in the graphics card settings.

Step 1. Right-click on the desktop and then click Graphics Properties.

Graphics Properties

Step 2. In the Intel HD Graphics Settings window, click the 3D section.

Blur Font Remote Desktop

Step 3. Click on Turn Off at the Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing setting and then the Apply to save the change.

Turn Off Conservative

AnyViewer: remote desktop software with high image quality

There’s another way to complete your work remotely with high image quality, you can use the free third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer. It is compatible with multiple Windows versions, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Most importantly, it provides you with high image quality as long as your network is in good condition.

Next, let’s see how to connect to your Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows 10using the following two methods:

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 Methods 1. Send a control request

Step 1. Install and open AnyViewer on the devices. On Windows 10, input the device ID of Windows Server 2012 R2 and then click Connect.

Connect

Step 2. Click Send a control request to your partner.

Send a Control Request to Your Partner

Step 3. On Windows Server 2012 R2, click the green button to make the connection successful.

Request to Control Your Device

Methods 2. Input security code

Step 1. On Windows Server 2012 R2, go to Settings > Recipient. Tick the third option and then set the permanent security code.  

Accept Remote Control

Step 2. On Windows 10, input the device ID of Windows Server 2012 R2 and then click Connect.

Connect

Step 3. Choose Input security code and click OK (the controller can input either the permanent security code or the temporary security code of the recipient).

Security Code

After you’ve successfully connected to your Windows Server 2012 R2. You can easily change the image quality from the toolbar on the middle-top of the screen.

Image Quality

Also, you can change the resolution according to your network condition.

Resolution

Conclusion

What to do when facing Remote Desktop blurry? Here in this post, we offer you three solutions. Firstly, you can change the display resolution. Secondly, you can check Font smoothing in Remote Desktop Connection. Finally, you can disable the anti-aliasing setting in the graphics card settings. Another option for you is to use the free third-party remote desktop software AnyViewer, which provides you with high image quality as long as your network is in good condition.