Status bar

The status bar provides basic information about the current state of AnyDesk.

General Status

In the Main Window, the status bar is displayed at the lowest level. It indicates whether AnyDesk is connected to AnyDesk Network and if it is ready for incoming requests.

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Session Status

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During sessions, the status bar indicates the AnyDesk ID and Alias of the client that is being viewed. "Identity verified" tells, that you are actually connected to the requested participant.

LAN connections (which are established directly using the IP address) cannot be verified because there is no third party involved.

Encryption Status

  • Monitor icon: This icon indicates whether AnyDesk established a direct connection with the remote machine (the favorable case). This should always be the case for local area networks. See here for troubleshooting.
  • Lock icon: Provides technical information about the encryption used.
  • Hourglass icon: This indicator blinks if AnyDesk is busy with transmitting image data (for slow links) and you should wait for the new image before doing something on the remote computer.
  • Harddrive icon: Reflects the hard drive status (hard drive led indicator) of the remote machine. This is useful for diagnosing if an operation is delayed because the remote machine is simply busy.