User interface Security Privacy Display Audio Connection File Transfer Recording

User interface

Set interface options:

  • Set language
  • Show ID instead of Alias
  • Hide local taskbar when Window is maximized
  • Ask for comment after session
The session comment will be send to the AnyDesk Portal linked by the Licence
  • Open Address Book on startup
  • display Accept Window on incoming chat.
Each time a chat message is send, the Accpet Window will come to the foreground


Interactive Access

When AnyDesk is running, incoming requests can be allowed or automatically denied depending on your preferences. Note: An allowed request only means, that an Accept Window will be displayed that has to be confirmend. Only then the request will be accepted and the session starts.

There are three options for incoming requests:

  • allow all
  • only allow when Main Window of AnyDesk Window is open
  • disable
Note: When interactive access is set to disabled, connecting with Unattended Access is still possible.

Unattended Access

Read the whole article about Unattended Access.

Access Control List

To limit access to your client you can issue a whitelist called Access Control List (ACL). Only session request from users fitting the Alias or ID specified in the list will be granted. The session request must still be confirmed by manually accepting or providing the unattended password.


  • Keep updates automatically up to date.
  • Download updates and ask for installation.
  • Disable auto-update.
  • Beta version


Set privacy options:

User Name Choose custom or use Windows User name.
User Image You may hide or choose custom Account Image, to display for other clients to see in the Accept Window.
Desk Preview Screenshot or Wallpaper of your machine for the Address Book or SpeedDial of other clients.
Screenshot Path Creates screenshots of the remote client to %homepath%\Pictures or custom folder.
Chat Log Choose wether audio from remote client will be transmitted.


Set options for the remote session:

Quality Choose between higher quality or better reaction time.
Visual Helpers These helpers gives you better visibility of actions. Like:
Show remote cursor
Follow remote cursor
Show move/size helper
Transmit hotkeys
View Mode Sets the remote screen size from original to shrinked or maximized to your monitor.
Lets you also choose to start new sessions in fullscreen or to use edge scrolling in original view.
Hardware Acceleration Choose your preferred renderer (OpenGL/Direct3D/DirectDraw) or disable acceleration.
You can also choose to reduce the rendering to 16bit.
Individual Settings Save Settings for each computer or reset it after after AnyDesk gets restarted.


Set audio options:

Transmission Choose between no transmission, standard device from operating system or a specific device.
This is for audio input to the remoted computer.
Output Choose between no output, standard device from operating system or an specific device.
This is your device which will let you hear the audio from the remoted computer.


Connections Tab in Settings

Direct Connection

Direct Connections deliver the fastest session and provides endpoint encryption. However, in some network environments it may happen, that the connection is lost after some period of session time. Disable direct connections in the settings to avoid unexpected session ends.

Port Forwarding

In the Main Window switch to Settings » Connection to specify the listening port.

Note: Enable the listening port on your router.


AnyDesk supports Proxy Server. Options are: Proxy is disabled, set automatically or use specified Proxy.

  • IP
  • Port
  • Authentification

Note: The Proxy must support CONNECT Method. Authentification can be done with basic access and digest access. NTLM is supported in the current beta.

File Transfer



See: Session Recording