Windows Remote Desktop Shortcuts

Jump to: Entering Remote Desktop, Using Shortcuts in Remote Desktop

1. Entering Remote Desktop

Win+r, then type 'mstsc'

Microsoft Terminal Services Client.

mstsc /v:

Start Remote Desktop and connect to Server, port is optional

mstsc /f

Start Remote Desktop in Full Screen Mode

mstsc /admin

Runs Remote Desktop in Admin Mode

mstsc /w: /h:

Specify either width or height of Window

mstsc /public

Run Remote Desktop in Public Mode

mstsc /span

Matches Remote Destkop with local virtual desktop

mstsc /multimon

Matches Session Layout to Client Layout

mstsc "connection file"

Opens Connection Settings of the .rdp file

mstsc /edit "connection file"

Opens the .rdp file for editing

mstsc /migrate

Migrates older rdp file to new rdp files

mstsc /?

List all parameters

2. Using Shortcuts in Remote Desktop

Alt+Page Up

Switches between programs from left to right (equals standard desktop Alt+Tab)

Alt+Page Down

Switches between programs for right to left (equals standard desktop Alt+Shift+Tab)

Alt+Insert

Cycles through the programs in the order they were started (equals standard desktop Alt+Insert)

Alt+Home

Displays the Start menu (equals standard desktop Ctrl+Escape)

Ctrl+Alt+Pause

Switches the client between full-screen mode and window mode

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Show (or focus) on Connection Bar (when in full-screen mode)

Ctrl+Alt+End

Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.

Alt+Delete

Displays the Windows menu.

Ctrl+Alt+-

Screenshot of active Window into Clipboard (equals standard desktop PrtScr)

Ctrl+Alt++

Screenshot of Entire Remote Desktop into Clipboard (equals standard desktop Alt+PrtScr)

Created by max on 4/7/2014. Last updated by admin on 2/3/2017

 

4 Comments for '[Windows] - Windows Remote Desktop Shortcuts'   

 
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Comment #4 by raysosher Sep 7, 2020 at 02:22 am  Reply

So how can I minimize all the active windows in remote?

Comment #3 by AndyGett Apr 23, 2018 at 07:26 pm  Reply

Your remote desktop short cuts lists Alt-Del for "Displays the Windows menu." which is exactly what I was looking for. You might add "equals standard desktop Alt+Space".

Comment #2 by Sam Aug 22, 2017 at 01:10 pm  Reply

Shortcut keys to minimize all the active windows in remote or Go to desktop shortcut key in remote please help...

Comment #1 by harris Feb 2, 2017 at 06:19 pm  Reply

Ctrl-Alt-Home : show (or focus) connection bar

Reply #2 Sree Mar 22, 2018 at 11:46 pm

it is not working

Reply #1 admin Feb 3, 2017 at 09:58 am

added; thanks

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