I spend quite a lot of time working on various machines via RDP (usually RDPing to one machine and from there RDPing to other computers outside our LAN) and have an issue where the modifier keys (i.e., Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Win) sometimes don't take effect as quickly as standard keystrokes.
For example, if I am trying to type
"", I could end up getting
2" because the remote machine gets the first press of the
2 key before it gets the Shift modifier.
This causes particular problems with password protected fields (as they often require mixed case letters and you can not see what is typed) and with Ctrl+C (where the highlighted section is deleted and replaced with a
(And before anyone asks, this is not just bad typing, otherwise the problem would not be restricted to RDP sessions.)
This does not appear to be a hardware issue as it happens on my desktop (running 64-bit Windows 7) and on my laptop (32-bit XP) and on various Remote computers running various operating systems (from XP to Windows 2008 Server)
There are times when the problem is more pronounced, and it may be related to a slow Internet/VPN connection.
Has anyone seen this problem, and (other than always typing very very slowly, i.e., about one character per second) are there any solutions to this issue?