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When using the remote desktop client on Windows, one very useful keyboard shortcut is Ctrl-Alt-Break, which toggles the remote session between full screen and window.

How can I do the equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Break on a MacBook Air keyboard when running Windows 7 under BootCamp?

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I don't know, but Cmd-Alt-Break may be? When you use Ctrl in Windows, use Cmd in Mac. – user103600 Oct 31 '11 at 20:27
Actually, under BootCamp, Control is just Control. But the problem is more that the Mac keyboard doesn't have a 'break' key! :) – David Ebbo Oct 31 '11 at 20:31
@Shouldn't it be one of the F# keys which are not there on windows keyboards? F13,F14 or F15, if you have them. My guess is on F14. – AndrejaKo Oct 31 '11 at 20:33
My MacBook air only has up to F12 – David Ebbo Oct 31 '11 at 20:44
So, fn alt crtl shift f12 doesn't do it as well! – slhck Nov 1 '11 at 0:55
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Actually this is possible, looking here

Ctrl-Alt-Fn-Esc will toggle fullscreen.

I've tried it and it works prefectly.

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Wow, it does work! I wonder why. On regular PC keyboards, is there some combination that includes Esc? The only one I know of is Ctrl-Alt-Break. – David Ebbo Jun 12 '13 at 23:20
One thing I haven't checked is whether this still works without the BootCamp keyboard drivers installed. I'll try and check this later. – Dean Smith Jun 13 '13 at 8:15

Well, to put a close on this, it has now become pretty clear that there is no direct way to do it.

I even tried experimenting with autohotkey to remap a different combination into that, but I couldn't get it to work reliably. It worked to maximize the window, but then couldn't restore it since the remote desktop was then eating the keys (I guess).

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