This professional program also works very well in its free version (limited for non-commercial use) but, if we notice any slowdowns or graphic defects during the projection of the remote screen, it is worthwhile to deepen the discussion with a complete guide on how optimize the connections remotely with TeamViewer and to use it to the fullest; so you can manage any type of remote connection without problems.
Log in with a registered TeamViewer accountWhen we open TeamViewer, we can log into another computer by knowing its random ID and associated password from the program. The ID is generated randomly and is visible by opening the TeamViewer program interface; this mode is made for making impromptu, non-habitual connections. To have instead a list of computers to connect to remotely and not always have to enter passwords, worth it create a TeamViewer account. By logging into this account from all the computers you want to connect to and leaving TeamViewer running in the background, you can connect remotely from any computer or phone even on the other side of the world.
To register an account, open TeamViewer, click on Computers & Contacts on the left side then click on Subscribe. Once the account has been registered, let's go to the Remote Control menu on the left and check the items Start TeamViewer when Windows opens e Allow easy access.
We will be asked to confirm the access password, so that we can immediately access the PC just configured on any other PC where we will access TeamViewer; we repeat all the steps shown in order to create your own facilitated remote access network.
The added computers will be shown in the Computers & Contacts screen, just log in with your TeamViewer account credentials.
If the PC we want to activate is not present in our office or in our home, we can take advantage of the Wake-on-LAN for remote switching on, as also seen in our guide How to turn on the PC remotely to work remotely.
How to optimize TeamViewer remote desktopAfter logging into another computer via TeamViewer, we can see the remote desktop in full screen, so that only that computer can be managed. Once connected, let's go to the TeamViewer toolbar, press at the top on View and then on Switch to full screen.
Depending on the resolution of the computer to which you are connected, it may not appear with the correct aspect ratio on the screen of the computer you are using. To avoid problems with a different resolution, you can choose to display the screen at a native resolution, to have the same resolution as the screen of the computer connected with the problem that, if this is higher than the computer you are using, you will have to scroll the screen to see all desktop.
We can optimize everything by standardizing the screen resolution of both machines; to do so, press again at the top of the View menu and press on the item PM1:1 and act on the resolution, pressing on the item Screen resolution.
We choose the resolution based on our current monitor, in order to obtain the maximum of detail and definition.
How to reduce TeamViewer lagWhen remotely connecting to a computer connected to the internet using TeamViewer, we can move the mouse over that computer as you would stand in front of it, without delay. If we notice the appearance of the so-called "lag", ie a response delay, we can intervene on the quality settings, so as to obtain a greater fluidity with any connection.
Once the remote control window is open, press again on the View menu at the top, activate the items Optimize speed and put the check mark on the item Hide background.
If these tricks also do not work, we can adjust the advanced quality settings by pressing in the lower right corner immediately under the Optimize quality item, so as to open the advanced settings window.
To obtain an unparalleled speed we activate Fast Video Streaming, remove the check mark from Activate GUI animations and set the two upper slides, until they coincide with the items Low e Maximum speed.
Transfer files between computers and record screenYou can transfer files from one machine to another with TeamViewer, even while connected in remote desktop. To do this we open a remote desktop session, click on File & Extra at the top then click on Open file transfer.
The window that appears allows you to drag and drop files from one computer to another. It is also possible to transfer files without using the remote control of the computer, by selecting in the main interface, instead of "connection with the partner", the "transfer of files".
When you connect, you will be able to browse files and folders on your desktop computer and move files by dragging them from one to another. File transfer is faster in this mode, with no remote desktop connection.
If we are using TeamViewer to give technical support or to record a procedure to solve computer problems, you can easily record what you do on the remote computer from the File & Extra menu by pressing on Start session recording.
The computer will ask where it can save the TeamViewer session video file which can be played at another time by double clicking on it.
Access from smartphones and tabletsAmong the functions of TeamViewer there is also the possibility of being able to control one or more computers remotely from Android smartphones and tablets, as well as from iPhones and iPads. TeamViewer apps are optimized for use on a small desktop screen by moving the mouse with your finger on the screen.
If we are interested in controlling our computers remotely with smartphones and tablets, simply download the specific app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
ConclusionsTeamViewer is without a doubt the most comfortable and simple solution to remotely control PCs using an Internet connection. Thanks to it we can offer assistance to relatives and friends in difficulty from an IT point of view but also work from home in smart working, using it as a program to remotely access the PC or the company network.
Still on the subject of remote work, we can also read our article on Programs for remote work and online group collaboration.
If, on the other hand, we are looking for valid alternatives to TeamViewer, we invite you to try the programs described in our guides Best remote desktop programs to remotely connect to your computer e Free and easy remote PC control.
Teamviewer: improve the quality and speed of remote connections