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 always
  • only allow when Main Window of AnyDesk Window is open
  • disable
Note: When interactive access is set to disabled (Accept Window is forbidden), session request by password is still allowed. See Unattended Access.

Unattended Access

Read the whole article about Unattended Access.

Access Control List

To limit access to your client, create a whitelist (Access Control List - ACL). Only request from ID or Alias specified in this list will be granted. Requests must be confirmed either by Accept Window or 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 path to store chat log.


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.


Note: Audio is unidirectional. Create an additional reverse session for bidirectional audio transmission.

Set audio options:

Transmission Transmits audio to the remote device during incoming sessions.

Choose between no transmission, standard device from OS or a specific device.

Output Determines the output device on your desk during outgoing sessions.

Choose between no output, standard device from operating system or a specific device.


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.

Local Port Listening

For direct connections in the local network, TCP-Port 7070 is used for listening by default. This port is opened when installing AnyDesk. In the Main Window switch to Settings » Connection to specify a custom local port if desired. (Must be set for all clients.)


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