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Toggle keyboard capture for Windows key, alt+tab

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I would love to see if there is a way to allow toggling of often used keys without using the RDP in full screen. I often want to use the windows key, alt+tab etc on the remote server but not always. Being able to toggle this would be great.

This feature is available under the connection settings -> Local resources -> keyboard but that requires editing the connection and logging off/on from the server. It would be great to have this feature on the fly.

At the same time there is also a magnet icon in the bottom right that says "grab keyboard input" that I thought would toggle this but it doesn't appear to change any behavior for me. I'm not sure what it is meant for.

If a toggle is not possible I have two possible alternate solutions that would work

1. Allow alternate keyboard combinations to send through to the host (e.g. Shift+Win = Remote Win, Alt+Shift+Tab = remote Alt+Tab)
2. Allow toggling a windowed connection to full screen. This would be best implemented IMO like browsers handle tabs where you can "tear off" a tab from the current window to make it it's own window. Doing that would be great for side-by-side connections without having to close and re-connect to the server. This would allow the keyboard shortcuts to be sent in fullscreen mode but not windowed mode and could easily be toggled by changing view modes.

Clock6 yrs

Hi,
I understand your request and it's clearly good. The problem is that the behavior in deeply integrated in the Microsoft ActiveX and there is nothing we can do. I will investigate if I could change the shortcut or simulate something but honestly this is not an easy one.

Thank you

David Hervieux

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Clock6 yrs

Terminals can do this ;-) Coming from there the magnet icon confused me too.

Clock6 yrs

What do you mean exactly by Terminals can do this? Do they change the shortcuts?

David Hervieux

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Clock6 yrs

Terminals can REALLY grab or ungrab the Keyboard input during open RDP sessions and switch dynamically.

Clock6 yrs

This is interesting. I will verify that.

David Hervieux

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Clock6 yrs