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Remote Desktop Connection/Terminal Server Connection keys

This article describes the shortcut keys which are available within Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection / Terminal Server Connection (MSTSC.EXE). The following list shows the default shortcut keys.

<CTRL>+<ALT>+<END>
Sends <CTRL><ALT><DELETE> towards the remote computer.

<ALT>+<PAGE UP>
Switch between programs left to right, like <ALT>+<TAB> in a regular connection.

<ALT>+<PAGE DOWN>
Switch between programs from right to left, like <SHIFT>+<ALT>+<TAB> in a regular connection.

<ALT>+<HOME>
Shows the Start Menu.

<CTRL>+<ALT>+<BREAK>
Switch the client computer between Window and Full-screen mode.

<ALT>+<DELETE>
Displays the window menu, containing restore, move, size minimize and maximize.

<CTRL>+<ALT>+Minus Sign (-)
Copy the active remote window into the clipboard of the local client. Like <ALT>+<PRINT SCREEN> within a local connection.

<CTRL>+<ALT>+Plus Sign (+)
Copy the entire window into the clipboard of the local client. Like <PRINT SCREEN> on a local connection.