Citrix – Change DPI Scale, Font Size and Font Smoothing in a Citrix published desktop or Microsoft Remote Desktop with PowerShell

Summary

You publish Desktops and Applications with a Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop/Workspace or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016 and restrict your users with GPO to change any display settings. But your users want to change the DPI Scale, Font Size or Font Smoothing? Here is a method with PowerShell, that gives your users the flexibility back to change the desired settings.

Description

The PowerShell script can be started from any desired location on your RDS server and produce a user friendly GUI, that allows the users to change three advanced display settings.

The Features of the PowerShell script

  • Three advanced display settings can changed
  • DPI Scaling (100, 125 and 150%)
  • Font Size (100, 125 and 150%)
  • Turn Font Smoothing On or Off
  • Display the actual Citrix session resolution
  • Display the actual configured advanced display settings
  • Graphical user interface (GUI)

The GUI

The GUI are simple and easy to use.

Start the PowerShell script over an desktop, start menu shortcut or published application.
Change the desired advanced display settings and press apply. Cancel close the PowerShell GUI dialog.
The session must be sign out, to successfully submit the settings. Clicking on OK will sing out the active user session.

The PowerShell script

Shadow Light 3D print for Mercedes Benz W/S211 (E-class)

Mercedes Benz W/S211 (E-class) 3D printed Shadow Light 

You cannot find a suitable Shadow Light for Mercedes Benz W/S211 (E-class) on the hole internet or on in any online store?

No idea, why that is so, but it possible to plan, construct and print an own Shadow Light bracket, that fits Plug and Play in the existing Soffit bulb socket.

Following things are needed for the Shadow Light
– A Shadow Light that fits an Mercedes W/S2015 (C-class) or X156 (GLA-class) to transplant the Canbus electronic and the LED projector to your own printed Shadow Light bracket.
– Tamiya (or from some similar provider) ball screw connectors with 5mm diameter.
– Some electric cable (different color) with 1.5qmm cross section
– Some micro screws (stainless steel)
– Soldering iron and some “skilled craftsmanship”

The STL file will be soon available to download at Thingiverse.

Initial situation

Following Soffit Bulb and cover are factory default installed, in the doors from an Mercedes Benz W/S211 (E-class).

The 3D plan

The 3D print and assembly with Canbus electronic and LED projector 

The result

Ressources

3D plan and construction:  AutoDesk 123D
3D print: M3D Micro 3D printer

Apple MacBook Air 2018 30W USB-C Power Adapter Cable Holder

Apple MacBook Air 2018 30W USB-C Power Adapter 3D printed cable holder

When Apple saves the cable holder away on the 30W USB-C power adapter. Then you must plan, construct und print a own cable holder.

The STL file will be soon available to download at Thingiverse.

The 3D plan

The 3D print

The result

Holds the cable where it should be. 🙂

Ressources

3D plan and construction:  AutoDesk 123D
3D print: M3D Micro 3D printer