• Remote Desktop Connection Keyboard Shortcuts

    Posted on July 10, 2012 by in Application Packaging

    Remote Destop Connection allows user to connect to and administer remote computer with full screen support. Sometimes, as the Remote Desktop Connection screen is effectively running within the host Windows system desktop, users who use keyboard shortcuts may get confused with keyboard shortcuts to use when working on remote PC’s desktop, or getting incorrect, erroneous or unexpected behavior with keyboard shortcuts and accelerators.To get the intended result, a slightly different keyboard shortcuts are used when applied to a remote desktop session window

    Here’s a list commonly used keyboard shortcuts key combination to use in Remote Desktop Connection navigation, together with the action the shortcuts perform and equivalent keyboard shortcuts on local desktop (last column).


    Command   to be used in RDP Session


    Command   on the Host desktop


    CTRL+ALT+END Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box CTRL+ALT+DEL


    ALT+PAGE UP Switch between programs from left to right CTRL+PAGE UP


    ALT+PAGE DOWN Switch between programs from right to left CTRL+PAGE DOWN


    ALT+INSERT Cycle through the programs in most recently used order ALT+TAB


    ALT+HOME Display the Start menu CTRL+ESC


    CTRL+ALT+BREAK Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen  


    ALT+DELETE Display the Windows menu  


    CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal   server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT   SCREEN on a local computer ALT+PRT SC


    CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal   server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN   on a local computer PRT SC


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