Remmina Usage FAQ
Where are all my connections and preferences stored ?
A: Remmina stores its configuration file in directories identified according the XDG Base Directory Specification. A main configuration file
remmina.prefis stored into
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/remmina/directory, which defaults to
$HOME/.config/remmina/. Every single connection profile is stored into a
$XDG_DATA_HOME/remminadirectory, which defaults to
$HOME/.local/share/remmina. Older versions of remmina used to store all
$HOME/.remmina. If a newer version of remmina finds an existing
$HOME/.remmina/legacy directory, then remmina will revert back to use it.
Can I start a connection using a shell command ?
A: Yes, use
remmina -c filename.
When I'm in fullscreen mode, I cannot see the "floating toolbar" (the bar at the top of the screen), or I can see part of it but it does not scroll down or receive my input.
A: You are using Gnome Shell and an older version of remmina. This has been fixed under remmina 1.2.0-rcgit.3 compiled with GTK+ 3.10 or newer. Please restart your system after upgrading remmina.
The "Quality settings" in Remmina preferences -> RDP is not saving the default quality setting.
A: This is a quality profile editor, not a quality chooser. See issue #521 (closed)
I'm unable to escape from VMware vSphere client console pressing Ctrl+Alt.
A: You are probably pushing the Ctrl key on the right side of the keyboard. That key is reserved as Remmina Host key. Use the left Ctrl key or change the host key in the Remmina global settings.
Under Gnome Shell the Remmina systray menu is hidden in the hidden notification area
A: Install this AppIndicator Support Gnome Shell Extension to see the systray menu in a more confortable place.
After a Remmina upgrade, I'm unable to connect to some servers.
A: Try to remove the file
After a Remmina upgrade, I have to reenter all passwords.
A: Yes, with commit 57ec85d8 we switched to libsecret, and passwords cannot be imported automatically.
Remmina cannot connect to Raspbian Stretch VNC server
A: See our guide: Remmina VNC to Raspbian Stretch
Warning: This plugin requires GtkSocket, but it's not available
A: This usually happens when running remmina under wayland: some plugins needs the GtkSocket support. GtkSocket makes use of the xembed protocol, which is not available under Wayland. If your system is running XWayland you can try to workaround the problem by running remmina with the environment variable GDK_BACKEND set to x11. For example in a terminal, after closing all running instances of remmina, you can start remmina with