Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
    
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

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Actually this is possible, looking here http://noahcoad.com/post/211/get-back-missing-windows-keys-on-mac-keyboard

Ctrl-Alt-Fn-Esc will toggle fullscreen.

I've tried it and it works prefectly.

share|improve this answer
    
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).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.