Considering for Future Release

Hide wallpaper before the connected session begins.

bryanh 8 years ago updated by anonymous 6 years ago 8 1 duplicate

ScreenConnect is already configured to hide wallpaper after you connect to a remote computer. The problem is that you'll connect, the desktop will start streaming back to the server, and then the wallpaper will be hidden. So if the computer you're connecting to has a very colorful wallpaper and a slow connection what happens is when you first connect it takes a really long time to drawn the initial frame of the remote computer. Once the initial frame is loaded then the wallpaper is hidden, allowing for a much better frame rate. If you could change SC so that when you connect to a computer it hides the wallpaper first, then starts streaming the image the desktop. This would prevent the initial connecting from taking 10 to 15 seconds to drawn the very first frame.

I hope this makes sense. Please let me know what you think.

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Yes! This would be great!

I just entered this same suggestion before finding this, so i added my vote. Some ideas seem so obvious we just keep assuming the developers will be adding them without our suggestions, but i have waited a couple of years so...

I originally reported this as a bug in the forum on 2015-Feb-07:http://forum.screenconnect.com/yaf_postst5263_Windows-wallpaper-shows-before-it-gets-removed.aspx

I am disappointed that after reporting this problem two years ago, this problem still exists and is now called a "feature request". It really is a bug. I keep ScreenConnect up-to-date, but this is a problem that hasn't gone away. It most notablely happened last week to me with a client that had a slow Internet connection. It still occurs regularly with other clients also, but luckily in most cases their Internet connection is fast enough that my wait is usually 5 seconds or less.

Seems fairly straightforward. Once a connection request is noted by the client, rather than streaming their screen and then clearing the wallpaper, simply reverse that order.

Considering for Future Release