When Using MS Remote Desktop 8.0.x to connect from my Mac to a Windows VM on another host I have a key mapping problem.
Windows treats the Mac's arrow keys as if they were on the numeric keypad (which this keyboard doesn't have) and the number lock was on. The result is that when I use the arrow keys they act as keypresses on the numeric keypad rather than moving the cursor around.
In the following image, I've edited in the effective number mappings:
- This issue happens only with this one particular RDP host.
- I am not experiencing this problem with other hosts (I have about a half dozen I connect to)
- This issue happens only with MS Remote Desktop 8.0.x (presently 8.0.6) on OSX.
- I have confirmed that CoRD 0.5.7 maps the keys correctly.
- I connected with an MS RDP client from another Win7 box and the arrow keys functioned fine (though that box had a normal keyboard with numberpad as well).
I tested using the Windows on-screen keyboard to turn numlock off in the RDP session. As soon as I pressed an arrow key after that, numlock came back on and the arrow keys continued to function as if they were number keys.
This problem magically materialised one day (sorry can't remember exactly what version of RDP I had at the time but it was 8.0.something).
The RDP target is a Win7 VM running on VirtualBox 4.3.10 on an Ubuntu 14.04 host. I am connecting to the RDP host in the VirtualBox hypervisor rather than directly to Windows due to the fact that the Windows guest is Home Premium and thus doesn't support inbound RDP connections.
Can anyone suggest how to get the OSX arrow keys to be treated as arrow keys within the RDP session like they are everywhere else?