Turn Off Monitor when using Chrome Remote Desktop

Reference: Control use of Chrome Remote Desktop

Enable Curtain Mode for Chrome Remote Desktop

Note for Windows users: This feature only works on Windows devices running Windows Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, or Server.

To enable Chrome Remote Desktop to prevent someone physically present at a host machine from seeing what a user is doing while a remote connection is in progress, check the steps below.

Steps for all Windows installations:

Note: The parent keys may not exist (even with Chrome installed) and will need to be created. The “1” is of type DWORD-32.

  1. Using Regedit, set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\RemoteAccessHostRequireCurtain to 1.
  2. Enable RDP connections to the machine by unchecking Control Panel\System and Security\System > Remote settings > “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)”.

Additional step for Windows 10 installations:

Follow the steps above for all Windows installations, and then do the following after step 2:

Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\SecurityLayer to 1.

For additional information on this key and value, please see Configure Server Authentication and Encryption Levels on the Microsoft Windows Server website.

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Change default language on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

I always forgot how to change the language on ubuntu, my windows knows that I’m Italian even if my operating system is set to be in English, and installs the bash on ubuntu on windows in Italian 😦 so I always need to do these steps:

  1. Install the language pack you want

    sudo apt-get install language-pack-en language-pack-en-base manpages

  2. Change the default language

    sudo update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF8