If you use Remote Desktop daily to connect to your Windows machines you are probably having same problems as everyone else:
- a lot of similar windows and hard time to switch to right one and
- there is no nice way to organize your connections and typing addresses really gets on your nerves after a while.
Over the years I used/developed two different systems of solving second problem, but every time I had to access a remote machine I though to myself "there has to be better way".
It works quite ok since 6, but what happens when you connect to more computers that fit in recently used combo box?
I have a shared folder with .RDP files that I sync across computer
Superb idea in theory but in practice I just never use it. It's just not handy enough, I guess.
Now I found a better way - Terminals
(via K. Scott Allen's blog)
Terminals is open source, free and portable piece of software that solves both problems.
Terminals is a multi tab terminal services/remote desktop client. It uses Terminal Services ActiveX Client (mstscax.dll). The project started from the need of controlling multiple connection simultaneously.
I believe Terminals is going to do to my "RDP"-ing what Console did to my "command prompt"-ing.
Here is a screenshot of Terminals running three RDP sessions in tabs...