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I have a MacBook Pro with a touchpad, and the only way I can figure out how to use the right click in my remote desktop session is by plugging in a mouse.

Ctrl-click (what I usually use for right click), doesn't work, as ctrl is used in Windows for other things. Is there an alternative?

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Try ctrl+shift+click. –  bZezzz Jan 14 '12 at 2:29
    
excellent, thanks. –  Wes Freeman Jan 14 '12 at 2:39

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Keyboard Shortcuts

  • CTRL + SHIFT + CLICK: Right Click (OS X)

  • CTRL + ALT + END : Opens the Microsoft Widnows NT security dialog box.

  • ALT + PAGEUP : Switch between programs left to right.

  • ALT + PAGEDOWN : Switch between programs right to left.
  • ALT + INSERT : Cycle through programs in most recently used order.

  • ALT + HOME : Display Start Menu.

  • CTRL + ALT + BREAK : Switch the client computer between a window and full screen.

  • ALT + DELETE : Displays the windows menu.

  • CTRL + ALT + Minus Sign (-) : Place a snapshot of the active window in the client the terminal server, same as PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.

  • CTRL + ALT + Plus Sign (+) : Place a snapshot of the entire window in the client the terminal server, same as PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.

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Is there a way to get shift to work so you can input symbols? –  ben950 Mar 21 '12 at 10:52

This is kind of embarrassing, but the real problem was I didn't know how to right click with a touchpad on the macbook (it was still less than a month old).

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