Since Version 1.4, the FreeRDP plugin uses hardware acceleration to improve the rendering performance of remote sessions.
This allows for a significant performance boost if your Mac has a dedicated graphics card but comes at the cost of draining the battery faster.
To switch back to non-hardware-accelerated rendering and improve the battery life of your Mac, please follow these steps:
- Open Royal TSX' preferences
- Navigate to "Plugin Settings" - "Remote Desktop" and make sure the "Plugin Settings" tab is selected
- Switch the "Rendering Engine" to "Core Graphics (Quartz)"
Optionally you can also enable "Limit Mouse Event Rate". This will send mouse events at a more battery friendly rate but causes fast movements and scrolling to appear a bit less "smooth".