I've got a TeamViewer session open. I can alt-tab to it, but then all hotkeys are captured by the TeamViewer session. This is great, but I'd like to be able to 'escape' back to the host without using the mouse, perhaps using some special meta shortcut. This question offers a solution using Windows RDP, but I the same key combinations don't seem to work in TeamViewer. Is there any solution for this?
Since its 2020 and still no HostKey solution on TeamViewer - below little Autohotkey snippet worked:
- Install Autohotkey..
- Edit AutoHotkey file (under My Docs) on windows
- Add snippet below
- When Pressing ALT+' (to the left of the number 1), it will minimize the active window.
Tested with TeamViewer 15.1
; -------- ALT + ` ; ----------- Minimize Active Window !`:: WinMinimize, A return
Ugly, but no mouse; tested in
Windows 10 host, and
Windows 10 client.
Suppose you have a tab open on your host, e.g.
notepad (referred to as
original-non-teamviewer-tab) while you are working in a teamviewer tab that controls your
Windows 10 client:
enter (switches back to host, opening
alt+tab+tab (switches back to your
alt+tab (switches back to
Task Manager and switches back to your
If you are willing to accept
task manager to remain as open tab you can reduce the minimal required number of sequential key presses from 10 to 8.
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-alt-tab-on-teamviewer claims you can enable and disable
Sending key combinations with
scroll lock. That would reduce the amount of sequential keypresses to 2 in stead of 10. But I have not yet been unable to verify their solution.
Alternatively you could make an autohotkey script of the solution and map it to a single key press.
I just discovered that, in Windows 10, the key combination for switching desktop (
Ctrl+Win+Arrow_key) is not being intercepted by TeamViewer.
So, my solution is to put TeamViewer in a separate virtual desktop and switch back to the main (or another one) with
Ctrl + Win + Arrow_key
p.s. Be careful to start the key combination with the