Monday, August 1, 2016

Sending Windows Key Shortcuts Over RDP

If you use Windows keyboard shortcuts, such as Alt-Tab, Win-R, Win-E, etc. you may have noticed that when you use use them in an RDP session that isn't full-screen, the action occurs on your local machine rather than the remote machine. Annoying, right?

To change this behavior, open the RDP client and click Show Options.

Next, go to the Local Resources tab and set change the Apply Windows key combinations: setting to On the remote computer.

Finally, go back to the General tab and click Save so that the RDP client will default to this setting in the future.