How to Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21 LTS

AnyDesk is a cross-platform software that provides secure remote access for file transfer or VPN features but also works well as just another tool in professionals’ arsenal when they need more control over what’s going on their machine than what is available through other means. It is an easy-to-use software with a sleek and intuitive interface that makes it simple to connect to your computer from anywhere in the world. With AnyDesk, you can remotely access your files, applications, and settings as if you were sitting right in front of your computer. AnyDesk also includes a range of powerful features that make it perfect for businesses and power users, such as the ability to remotely reboot or shut down your computer, transfer files between computers, and even encrypt your connection for added security. Whether you need remote access for work or school or to keep an eye on your home computer while you’re away, AnyDesk is the perfect solution.

The following tutorial will teach you how to install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21 LTS. The tutorial will import the official repository and gpg key and update and remove the remote desktop software using the command line terminal.

Update Linux Mint

Before proceeding with the tutorial, ensuring your system is up-to-date with all existing packages is good.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Dependencies

The following dependencies will need to be installed. Most of these packages are already on your system, but running the command can help ensure they are installed.

sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl -y

If you skip and encounter issues, return and just run the command.

Install AnyDesk

The first step is to import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the packages. In your terminal, execute the following command to import to your keychain.

curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg > /dev/null

Next, import the AnyDesk repository.

echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg] all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list

Now run an APT update to reflect the newly imported repository.

sudo apt update

Finally, you can install the AnyDesk using the following command.

sudo apt install anydesk -y

How to Launch AnyDesk

Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.

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Using the command line terminal, you can open it quickly by using the following command.


The best way to use AnyDesk for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.

Taskbar > Internet > AnyDesk.


Once open, you can begin using AnyDesk by connecting to a remote PC by getting its address. Ensure you set up a password to secure your address, and do not give it out publically. Allowing people to remote connect to your system can be risky if not managed and monitored correctly.


How to Update AnyDesk

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the APT package manager. For users who want to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) AnyDesk

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo apt autoremove anydesk --purge -y

Remove the repository if you plan not to re-install AnyDesk again.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg

Comments and Conclusion

AnyDesk is an impressive piece of software that can do much for users who need more control over their machines. The cross-platform capabilities and easy-to-use interface make it an excellent choice for professionals who want or need to work on different systems. The security features make it ideal for anyone who needs to keep their data safe. Whether you’re looking for a remote access solution or another tool in your professional arsenal, AnyDesk is worth checking out.

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