I'm RDPing from Windows 7 to Windows XP. The client machine has two monitors.
I want to have the RDP session full screened on Monitor 2, with the client machine's Windows 7 living on Monitor 1.
I also want to be able to "escape" from the RDP session without using the mouse.
Local tabs let you configure this kind of thing. I have tried every combination of Resolution + "Windows key combinations work on This Machine / Remote Machine / Only in fullscreen."
No matter what I pick, if I go into Fullscreen mode (
Ctrl + Alt + Break) with the RDP window, there's no way to get back out by the keyboard alone.
If I pick "Windows key combinations work on This Machine," then Alt + Tab simply does nothing as long as I'm in full screen. If I take the RDP window out of fullscreen, then Alt + Tab works locally as expected, and I can use the
Alt + PgUp and
Alt + PgDown hotkeys to scroll through programs on the remote machine.
If I pick "Windows key combinations work On Remote Machine / In fullscreen only," then Alt + Tab will be sent to the remote machine as expected. However, the
Ctrl + Alt + Right/Left Arrow shortcut, which Windows Vista help says "enables you to tab out of the Remote Desktop controls," does nothing.
What in the world is going on?