Does NoMachine for Windows support displaying individual windows to client?

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    A great feature of NoMachine server on a linux machine is to allow clients (both windows and linux) to start a single process on the desktop and use only the window of that process.

    I use this to start the terminal and start anything else I’d need from the terminal. It is a great feature, and I’d love to be able to do the same on a Windows server: that is, connect from linux/windows, start Word, or Visual studio or whatever, and use only that window instead of the whole Windows desktop.

    Does NoMachine for Windows server allow me to do this? If it does, does it work in the same way the 3.x server works?





    this is a complex topic. In many years of experience, and having had the chance of studying in detail practically all the remote display systems that have been ever designed, I can say that this is one of those “must have” features, one that can make the difference between a “yes” or a “no” to a product,  that in reality very few user care and even less use. The problem is that displaying a single window on a remote desktop is 5% of the problem. The rest is integration with the client environment, all sort of interface issues and huge cross-platform inconsistencies that even systems that were designed with that explicit goal since the beginning, like the  X-Window system, were never able to implement well. Add to this the fact that applications are progressively migrating toward a full-screen interface, influenced by the simplicity of the mobile world and the fact that browsers are pushing this all-screen, “tabbed” behavior, because studies show that users concentrate on a single task at a time. This without counting the big-screen Internet-enabled TVs and the “computer in the living room”. I don’t want to rule out the possibility, but it seems to me that the stacked window interface has a dark future. We look with more interest to some attempts that have been done recently to “merge” different worlds, without necessarily thinking in terms of “windows”.


    For me, this is the single most impressive feature of NX. I used it in many ways and it has truly improved my productivity. The question remains unanswered though 🙂

    Is this possible with the Windows version? I do not have the setup to test this, so I’m hoping to get a response from the product team or users who might have already used this feature.




    This functionality is not supported in NoMachine for Windows in version 4.0.369.

    On Linux it works in the same way server 3.x worked, from any client OS.

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