I was working in RDP the other night when my keyboard quit working. I am not sure what I did, but I can't seem to get it working again. The keyboard works fine when not in Remote Desktop. Please help!


First: Check your RDP-Session Options: In Local Resources you have the ability to set Keyboard: On this Computer

If that doesn't work: Control Panel - All Items - Ease of Access Center - Make Keyboard easier to use and disable the Filter Keys (on the remote computer)...you may have accidentally set this with a key combination.

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    Filter Keys was pressed accidentally by user – Iman Abidi May 5 '15 at 12:21

I've found that often after an RDP session the local machine keyboard control goes haywire in windows 7. sometimes it stops working or the keys do funky things. (like typing a letter will minimize all screens instead of type the letter) happens of all my 7 machines too.

I've found to get things back I hit the "windows" key to the left of the keyboard.. it will open the start menu but for some reason after that everything works again. It's pretty retarded.


If you are using multiple monitors, move the screen to the other monitor and try to type.

If you can, then move the screen back to the other monitor and you should still be able to type. I have no idea why it happens, but this fixed it for me.

  • This is very weird, but this works for me, i have two monitors and yes when i my keyboard is locked i just move the screen from one monitor to another and just like magic i am able to type again. And even more weird is the fact that this keep happening and the only solution is to switch the screen from one desktop to another. – Israelm Jun 20 '16 at 21:10

I just had a problem where the . , / and ~ keys ( possibly some others ) were not working under RDP. After restarting the remote computer it started working again.


In My case restarting host didn't work, but 1 of 2 things worked. I logged in to host with same user locally and installed a hot fix.


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