While working with PuTTY in an SSH session, I'd like to use the Window Control Menu by pressing Alt + Space, like in other Windows, but this shortcut doesn't work, as it seems that PuTTY is capturing and sending it to the remote system.

Is there a setting or an alternative way to achieve this?

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In PuTTY Configuration window, go to:
Window > Behaviour > System menu appears on ALT-Space

See https://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/htmldoc/Chapter4.html#config-altspace

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    I swear I looked for this option up and down over many weeks and my eyes seem to have always skipped seeing it. Thank you very much for making my life easier.
    – Sam Sirry
    Commented Feb 3, 2022 at 12:51

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