Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Keyboard Shortcuts in a Remote Desktop Session

From the Windows XP Resource Kit

You can apply Windows key combinations to your Remote Desktop sessions, or you can use the following Remote Desktop keyboard shortcuts to perform many of the same functions.

Windows Key Combinations for Client ComputerEquivalent Keys for Remote Desktop SessionDescription
ALT+TABALT+PAGE UPSwitches between programs from left to right.
ALT+SHIFT+TABALT+PAGE DOWNSwitches between programs from right to left.
ALT+ESCALT+INSERTCycles through the programs in the order they were started.
 CTRL+ESCSwitches the client between a window and full screen.
CTRL+ESCALT+HOMEDisplays the Start menu.
 ALT+DELETEDisplays the Windows menu.
PRINT SCREENCTRL+ALT+MINUS (–) symbol on the numeric keypadPlaces a snapshot of the active window in the Remote Desktop session on the clipboard.
CTRL+ALT+DELCTRL+ALT+ENDDisplays the Task Manager or Windows Security dialog box. (Only use CTRL+ALT+END to issue this command. CTRL+ALT+DEL is always interpreted by the client computer.)
ALT+PRINT SCREENCTRL+ALT+PLUS (+) symbol on the numeric keypadPlaces a snapshot of the entire Remote Desktop session window on the clipboard.

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