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Does anybody know a keystroke to open the upper left context menu in Windows operating systems? I'm referring to the one listling:

  • Restore
  • Move
  • Size
  • Minimize
  • Maximize

  • Close

In particular I want to restart individual 'inactive' putty sessions without using the mouse by any chance.

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

You need to set System menu appears on ALT-Space or System menu appears on ALT alone in PuTTY's Windows | Behaviour settings.

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Blast. I'd just gotten there. :-) – T.J. Crowder Jun 7 '10 at 12:32
That's what I looked for. Cheers! – christian Jun 7 '10 at 13:50

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