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Tabbed Remote Desktop / VNC Client for Windows

Anybody that works in a multiple server environment knows that it can be annoying to have half a dozen remote desktop windows open at any given point. Thankfully there’s a slick application called Terminals that gives you tabbed remote desktop capabilities.

Not only can you do Remote Desktop, but you can use VNC or even Citrix if you choose, and all within the same tabbed window.

When you first install the application you’ll be prompted for a master password, which is probably a good idea:

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You can create a new stored connection of any supported type:

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I’m connected to my Kubuntu Linux server box here in this tab…

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And also connected to an ancient server at work…

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One of the rather cool features is that you can have the terminals window minimize to the system tray.

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There’s dozens of other features in this application, including the ability to upload screenshots directly to flickr.

It’s definitely worth a look, although I did have a few problems with it crashing on me. Since it’s in active development, I assume these issues will be worked out over time.

Download Terminals from codeplex.com

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  • Published 11/27/07

Comments (16)

  1. thebodz99

    I love you men , this is one of the best application ever!!

  2. indisent

    Sweet

  3. Peter

    Hey Geek

    How do you actually install this app. I downloaded and extracted, and when I ran the terminals.exe I got the error:

    The application failed to initialize properly (0×0000135) Click on OK to terminate the application.

    I’m running XP Pro SP2. Any suggestions?

    Cheers

    Peter

  4. Glen

    Very nice and thanks for the tip. If it would tab my putty session in too it would be perfect.

  5. Steve Trefethen

    Thanks for the link to this project I can’t wait to check it out!

  6. Mike, Cincinnati OH

    Seems to work ok…. had issues with VNC connections terminating the app when you try to send a CTRL+ALT+DELETE once you enter user and pass info it crashes the app, but upon restarting the remote has logged in. running F version.

  7. Tor

    I like version 1.01, and 1.6f looks impressive! A bit unfinished in the setup dialogs and toolbar handling, but I look forward to using it for vnc.

  8. Rig

    Thanks for the link, a great app!

  9. Peter

    Further to my earlier comment, please note that Microsoft’s .NET is required for this app. Please see this link for details: http://www.codeplex.com/Terminals/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=17936

    Cheers

    Pete

  10. Tor

    Reverted to 1.01, which does its stuff in a remarkably solid way. The GUI in 1.6f is just too irritatingly flaky (on xp), and the auto-Tags sidebar is too intrusive. It’ll be good, but it needs a little more work.

  11. Rob Chartier

    Ive put allot of work into the more recent releases which allow you to turn on and off some of the ui features (Groups, the tags sidebar), not to mention numerous bug fixes.

    Give the newer versions a try.

    btw. there is no installer, just download and run terminals.exe. simple as that.

  12. gerald626

    Latest version has a bug – if you have multiple VNC instances on the same server, this client won’t work. It appears to be stuck on port 5900, no matter what port you actually put in.

  13. hasan malik

    how can i recover my data, i have recently done a new window on my pc and some of my data has been lost.
    all i have need to ask that is there any software that can solve this problem for me…………..a free and register software from internet

  14. arif

    Hey Geek

    How do you actually install this app. I downloaded and extracted, and when I ran the terminals.exe I got the error:

    The application failed to initialize properly (0×0000135) Click on OK to terminate the application.

    I’m running XP Pro SP2. Any suggestions?

  15. Antonio Lam

    After creating 8 different groups for more than 200 machines, is that a easy way to list on those that are currently active? Thanks for this wonderful software.

  16. Rob Chartier

    Hello HowToGeek’s,

    Just wanted to let everyone know that we just pushed out a Beta of version 2 of the Terminals app. Please download and give it a try!

    Thanks.

    -Rob

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