I have Macbook with Windows 7 installed and connected to Windows 2012 server with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. How can I run Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows 2012 Server?

Thanks in advance.

  • Standard windows RDP is Ctrl+Alt+End, do mac books have this key?
    – Bob Vale
    May 22, 2018 at 12:49

8 Answers 8


This is what worked for me on my Macbook Pro using Yosemite (10.10.2) and the official RDP client from Microsoft while connected to a Windows 2012R2 server:


  • 2
    this sends CTRL+ALT+DEL to the local machine not the remote machine Dec 31, 2016 at 4:20
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    @MatthewLock it should send it to the remote machine in full screen mode
    – Tom Kidd
    Jun 2, 2017 at 17:15
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    fn + control + option + delete - works for me on my MacBook 16" 2019 using Microsofts Mac RDP client Apr 23, 2020 at 18:22

I found it, it was:


  • It is Ctrl-Alt-End - regardless of what OS you are running on the client.
    – cdavid
    Sep 7, 2014 at 18:45
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    there is no End button on Mac
    – Sam Salim
    Sep 16, 2014 at 8:24
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    Yes, there is. It is a virtual key that you can achieve by pressing the physical keys: Fn and right arrow.
    – cdavid
    Sep 16, 2014 at 17:09
  • This is the correct answer, the other answer doesn't work as stated in the comments
    – Oly Dungey
    Sep 6, 2017 at 9:14
  • My issue was that I log into the MACBook, VPN into corporate, RDP to my office PC, VPN into the production environment, RDP to the machine that I needed to send Ctrl-Alt-Del to. But it kept going to the middle machine, not the third in the chain. THIS solution got it where I needed it. Thanks. Mar 28, 2022 at 18:09

I cannot comment on other answers because of my "reputation points". What worked for me was slm but in this format:


MAC keyboard.

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    This works for sending to Remote Desktop Connection on Mac OS. I was routed here while searching the key combination for this purpose. Apr 7, 2020 at 15:28

There is no delete button on my laptop keyboard, this works on my laptop: fn+ctrl+alt+backspace


for me, prior suggestions didn't work but provided some insight

what ended up working for me was


  • prior suggestions didn't work and yet this is an almost verbatim copy of a previous answer. If you don't have anything new or different to add then pleaser don't.
    – user772515
    Apr 9, 2018 at 14:43
  • the almost answer didn't work for me, so I posted what did work
    – QuattroCS
    Feb 28, 2019 at 20:03
  • Yes, the value in this answer is that the other answers specify an "alt" key, and Macs don't have alt keys. Apr 15, 2019 at 19:20

What I find best to use the ease of access feature and enable the on-screen keyboard and then click ctrl+alt+del and it sends the command and allows me to type in the password, then just turn off the feature and close the keyboard.


I am using citrix in MacBook. In citrix (windows 10) i'm running Remote Desktop (windows server 2014) fn+ctrl+command+right-arrow works perfect. Other options doesn't work.


Following combination worked for me on MacOS Catalina ( 10.15.7 ) - fn+ctrl+option+delete.

RDP OS was Windows 10.

The other combination with command and right arrow didn't worked for me.

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