Does anybody know a keystroke to open the upper left context menu in Windows operating systems? I'm referring to the one listling:

  • Restore
  • Move
  • Size
  • Minimize
  • Maximize

  • Close

In particular I want to restart individual 'inactive' putty sessions without using the mouse by any chance.


You need to set System menu appears on ALT-Space or System menu appears on ALT alone in PuTTY's Windows | Behaviour settings.

  • Blast. I'd just gotten there. :-) – T.J. Crowder Jun 7 '10 at 12:32
  • That's what I looked for. Cheers! – christian Jun 7 '10 at 13:50

Just adding to the answer from Mike Fitzpatrick

In order for the changes to be effective, you need to:
Open the context menu (upper left) > Click Change Settings... > Windows (Left Pane) > Behaviour
Tick one of the items "System menu appears on.."
and click "Apply"

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