Remote Desktop Services keyboard shortcuts

Remote Desktop Services

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- Shortcuts

While controlling a remote desktop via RDS, usual shortcuts like Windows key aren't same for the remote machine. This list will help you getting your keyboard shortcuts work in remote computer.

Ctrl + Alt + Home

Activate connection bar

Ctrl + Alt + Break

Switch between full screen mode and window mode

or Ctrl + Alt + Pause
or Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen
or Ctrl + Alt + Fn + Scroll Lock
If these shortcuts don't work, or the keys aren't available, you can try this: Press CTRL+ALT+HOME, TAB, TAB, TAB, TAB, TAB, ENTER. This activates the connection bar, and then presses the Restore down button.
Ctrl + Alt + End

Bring Windows Security dialog box for the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) (same as pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del on the local computer)

This list describes the standard Windows shortcut keys and their equivalent Remote Desktop shortcuts that are different.
Alt + Tab

Remote Desktop shortcut: Alt + Page Up. Switch between programs from left to right

Alt + ↑   Shift + Tab

Remote Desktop shortcut: Alt + Page Down. Switch between programs from right to left


Remote Desktop shortcut: Alt + Home. Display Start menu.

or Ctrl + Esc
Alt + Space

Remote Desktop shortcut: Alt + D. Display the system menu

Alt + Print Screen

Remote Desktop shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + minus. Place a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the clipboard

Print Screen

Remote Desktop shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + plus. Place a snapshot of the entire client windows area on the clipboard

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Program information

Program name: Remote Desktop Services Remote Desktop Services (System tools)

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) enables you to connect and take control of other Windows based computer's desktop. In contrast to Microsoft App-V, RDS only transmits application interfaces to the client. In Windows Server 2008 and earlier, it was known as Terminal Services.

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Last update: 2/9/2020 8:07 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 56%

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Shortcut count: 13

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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