The host computer usually displays a message that prompts the user to approve the remote control session. This functionality can be changed in the configuration policies. After the session is established, the background color of the remote computer changes to blue to indicate that it is controlled. The desktop theme and background on the host computer are disabled during the session.
A yellow tray icon that has a picture of a computer on it also appears on the host computer. The lower left corner of the tray icon includes some green animation dots that continually flash if there is an active remote control session. Otherwise, the tray icon is a complete yellow circle without any animation. If you mouse over the tray icon during an active session, it displays the name of the computer that has control of that computer.
By right-clicking the tray icon, the host user can choose to end the session, start a chat session, access Help, and enable the pen option. Each of these options can be used during an active remote session. A remote user can access all of these functions from the left pane of a remote session window.
If the remote computer does not have pcAnywhere Solution installed on it, that computer displays a prompt. If you approve the prompt, an ActiveX component installs the pcAnywhere remote viewer. The logged in user must be an administrator the first time this is run as it will install ActiveX and the pcAnywhere Subscription Service.
After you establish a connection, the Session Manager window appears on your computer. The navigation bar on the left of the window lets you switch modes. You can also perform the tasks that are related to the mode that you have selected and view details about the connection. The arrow icons let you expand and collapse each section in the navigation bar.
The right pane displays the host computer screen. If you are connected to multiple remote control sessions, the right pane also displays each of those sessions in a separate tab.
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