Remote Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
I often use Microsoft’s remote desktop software to connect to various machines. My hands also use shortcuts for various actions via pure muscle memory. However, when using remote desktop, the operating system interprets many keystrokes as destined for the host operating system. This makes perfect sense but usually sends me scrambling to find the keyboard equivalent for the remote session.
The shortcuts are documented on various websites and in Microsoft’s own documentation. I will add yet another page on the web with this information purely for my own convenience.
|Display Windows Security dialog||CTRL+ALT+DEL||CTRL+ALT+END|
|Switch between programs||ALT+TAB||ALT+PAGE UP|
|Copy snapshot of active window to clipboard||PRINT SCREEN||CTRL+ALT+MINUS (on keypad)|
|Copy snapshot of full session to clipboard||ALT+PRINT SCREEN||CTRL+ALT+PLUS (on keypad)|