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Preferences window reference

Use Remotix preferences to set options that affect how you interact with remote servers.

Choose Remotix > Preferences… on a Mac or Edit > Preferences... on Windows and set any of the options in the tables below.

General pane


Show icon in Menu Bar (Mac) / Show icon in tray (Windows)

Choose whether to show Remotix icon in the system menu bar or tray. See Remotix menu in the system menu.

Start Remotix at system startup

Choose whether to launch Remotix on system start.

Show Computer List at startup

Choose whether to hide main window at startup.

Install updates automatically

Allow to let Remotix keep itself up-to-date without your attention.

Offer beta updates

Enable to get informed about beta versions of Remotix available for download.

Remotix HTTP API

Enable to utilise Remotix HTTP API for routine actions.

Write verbose logs

Check to allow Remotix to write verbose logs about everything. If disabled, Remotix only writes general information to the log file.
See also How to report a bug in Remotix.

Security pane


Master password

Set or change master password to protect stored credentials. See Protect confidential data with master password.

Stored passwords

Click Reset All to remove all stored passwords from Remotix. This action cannot be undone.

Offer saving credentials by default

If enabled, Remotix will offer to save credentials for any successful connection automatically.

Viewer pane


Open new viewers as tabs

Choose if you prefer new connections to be opened in tabs of Remotix main window or in new windows.

When connected use

Choose whether to control the mouse, trackpad, keyboard, and clipboard when connecting to a new computer. See Control or observe a single computer

When controlling

Choose whether to allow remote user control of mouse, trackpad and keyboard while you are connected.

When minimized

Choose whether to pause Viewer activity to reduce CPU load.

Clipboard transfer indicator

Enable showing the Clipboard transfer indicator in the Viewer window whenever you copy or paste text and images.

Keyboard Mode indicator

Enable showing the Input mode indicator in the Viewer window title whenever mouse and keyboard events are being sent to the remote machine.

Send keyboard events

Choose whether to grab your local keyboard input whenever the Remotix window is active or only when your local mouse pointer is over it.

Background color

Change the Viewer window background color.

Connection pane


Auto synchronize Clipboard by default

Enable automatic clipboard synchronization when available. See Share clipboards between client and server.


Enable to allow Remotix to try to re-establish the connection automatically if the connection has been interrupted. See Automatic reconnect.

Enable HEVC (currently unavailable)

Choose whether to enable HEVC encoder for higher resolutions.

Keyboard pane


Modifier mappings

Change the behavior of modifier keys with a pop-up menu. These settings are stored separately for Apple Screen Sharing, Windows RDP and other VNC connections.

Input mode

For each type of connection (chosen in the header of pane), choose the default keyboard input mode.



Store computers

Locally / In Remotix Cloud

Remotix Cloud Keychain

Enabled / Disabled


Upload Session info to Cloud

SSH Tunnels


Connection settings

Host and port settings


Type of authentification, username, password

RD Gateways


Connection settings

Host, port


Username, password, domain.



Proxy settings

System proxy / Custom SOCKSS proxy, address, port, username, password

Remotix Gateway

Remotix Cloud or other