RDP/MSTSC: keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Remote Desktop
Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/21
The Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard shortcut equivalent for VMware View/Workstation/Player is very easy to remember: Ctrl+Alt+Insert.
While searching for the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard shortcut equivalent in Remote Desktop (which is Ctrl+Alt+End), I came accross the via List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP.
It includes these lists:
- General keyboard shortcuts
- Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
- Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
- Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
- Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
- Shortcut keys for Character Map
- Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
- MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
- Remote desktop connection navigation
- Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
- Other information
I was after the Ctrl+Alt+End shortcut from the list below which works in any Windows version I tested so far. But the other lists are very useful too.
Ctrl+Alt+Break/Pause is also very handy: it switches between a window and full screen.
Michael Otey explains Break/Pause should behave in a different way, later I saw that Jeff Atwood explained the same, but when I tried they did the same thing.
Remote desktop connection navigation
|CTRL+ALT+END||Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box|
|ALT+PAGE UP||Switch between programs from left to right|
|ALT+PAGE DOWN||Switch between programs from right to left|
|ALT+INSERT||Cycle through the programs in most recently used order|
|ALT+HOME||Display the Start menu|
|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.|
|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.|