Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sending modifer keys to client over RDP

Those of you that use Remote Desktop connection you probably noticed that some key combinations like CTRL+ALT+UpArrow are not passed to the client.

I looked everywhere but I could;t locate a ready solution so in invented one with the use of AutoHotKey.

Install AutoHotKey on both machines and create a Autohotkey script (a file with ahk extension) for the host machine and enter:

*^LAlt::^AppsKey

This will replace all key strokes that use the left alt key with the Control + AppsKey(the one that opens the context menu when right click).

and for the client machine similarly to switch back you need a second script with the following command

*^AppsKey::^LAlt

I am using this workaround for a week now with no issues, hope it helps some of you.

p.s. : if you have a better way, please post in comments

enjoy!





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