Monday, July 17, 2006

Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Remote Desktop

Here is a tip that I've found not many using RDC (mstsc.exe, Windows Remote Desktop Connection) know about. Several times I've been asked why Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work. The solution is to use Ctrl+Alt+End and you will get access to Windows Security with Task Manager, Log Off, etc.
So, on the topic I might as well post some more keyboard shortcuts:
  • 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.)


  1. Restored comments

    Scott said...

    I used to fire up a DOS box by issuing the "cmd" command. I would then issue a "shutdown -r" to reboot. This is easier.
    July 18, 2006
    projectswiftfox said...

    i use windowskey-r for run dialog and windowskey-e for explorer often.

    any shortcuts for this?
    June 05, 2008
    JTB World said...

    I'm not sure. Have you tried in a maximized window if it works?
    June 07, 2008

  2. Thank you very much,
    very usefull when explorer crash.

  3. great thanks!


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