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Shortcuts while in Remote Desktop Connection

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Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 all have a normal set of shortcuts that I normally use in a day by day bases. When we are active in a remote session these keys are no longer the same!

Here is a combination list of these shortcuts.   Knowing them will make your life a bit easier.

  • CTRL+ALT+END: I use this one to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager. Locally the key is (CTRL+ALT+DEL)
  • ALT+PAGE UP: Switch between programs from left to right (CTRL+PAGE UP). Locally I cycle thru these key combination (ALT+TAB)
  • ALT+PAGE DOWN: Switch between programs from right to left (CTRL+PAGE DOWN). Locally I cycle thru these key combination (ALT+TAB)
  • 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)
Cesar Lopez
Best Networks Inc
Categories: Remote Desktop Notes