Speed up Remote Desktop by Disabling Mouse Shadow

There is nothing more aggravating than slow remote desktop sessions, particularly draggy slow mouse performance! Easy fix – in your Mouse options on the remote desktop session, disable mouse shadows. Instant fast mouse again!

Reason: mouse shadows are calculated based on the position of the mouse. Your remote desktop sessions has to constantly send mouse position updates to your server, which calculates the shadows position, and then returns the results. Turning this off results in no requirement to send mouse position to the server, so only mouse click-drag events are required rather than constant position of the mouse on the remote desktop screen.

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