Keyboard shortcuts for Remote Desktop and Firefox

August 8th, 2006

I use Remote Desktop when working from home. I also like using keyboard shortcuts. I was looking for a keyboard shortcut to get back from the remote desktop to the local desktop, to avoid having to click the Remote Desktop minimize button. The solution is Ctrl+Alt+Pause/Break – this reduces Remote Desktop to a window, allowing you to tab between the windows on your local machine. With Remote Desktop as the current window, press Ctrl+Alt+Pause/Break again to maximize the window.

More Remote Desktop shortcuts here:

While I’m on the subject of keyboard shortcuts, a useful one for Firefox users is Ctrl+Page Up or Ctrl+Page Down – these switch you from one Firefox tab to the next/previous.

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