Take Control (TeamViewer) Viewer

The Take Control (TeamViewer) Viewer is only available for Windows.

For easy session identification when multiple connections are established the device name is included in the session window (from Windows Monitoring Agent 9.5.2 - TeamViewer 9.0.25942). A restart of the TeamViewer service or remote device itself may be required to display the device name.

Take Control (TeamViewer) contains three panes that include the following options:

Please be aware that the following options may vary depending on the Take Control Policy applied to the target device as well as the its Operating System type and version.


Session End the current session
Options Lock or Reboot the remote device
Remote Interaction Send Ctrl+Alt+Del to the remote device, Disable remote input by the remote user and Show black screen to prevent the remote user observing confidential actions
Invite additional participants Share the connection with additional users
Information Display Remote system information


Scaling Choose how to view the session
Quality Auto select or optimize for speed or quality
Performance Select a screen resolution, and decide whether to hide the wallpaper as well as view the remote cursor
View Options >Refresh the screen, choose a single window and show the sessions in tabs
Full Screen Switch to full screen mode


Computer sound Play the sounds from the remote computer over the connection
Control Switch sides with the remote user
Conference Call Choose how to communicate with the remote user
Chat & Video Open a chat window and begin a conversation with the remote user or record the session
Whiteboard Use the session as a board, providing annotation for the remote user to view

Operating System Specific Options

Depending on the Operating System type and version various options are available. For example in Windows you can open Start, Charms, Switch apps etc.

Only text copied during the session is available for pasting. Any text copied before the session was established is unavailable.