LKBEN10731: Special Remote Desktop key combinations (RDP)


You need some keyboard shortcuts for RDP.


Change your password over an rdp session.


ALT + PageUp:
Switches between programs from left to right

Alt + PageDown:
Switches between programs from right to left

Alt + Insert:
Cycles through the programs in the order they were started

Alt + Home:
Displays the Start menu

CTRL + ALT + Break:
Switches the client between a window and full screen

CTRL + ALT + End:
Brings up the Windows Security dialog box which is a kind of remote CTRL + ALT + DEL

CTRL + ALT + Pause:
Toggles between fullscreen and windowed mode
(note that this does not set the client desktop to the correct size)

Alt + Del:
Displays the Windows menu

CTRL + ALT + Num-:
Places a snapshot of the client's active window on the clipboard

CTRL + ALT + Num+:
Places a snapshot of the client's entire desktop area on the clipboard


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 02/01/2023 | Comment: