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Using RDP with a local keymap

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    Using RDP with a local keymap


    Greetings,

    At my last place of work I primarily used Debian; at my new workplace, I really need to use Windows 8 on my desktop; that in itself is not a problem. The problem I'm experiencing is that the native RDP client (remote desktop) will always use the server's local keymap - and I do not use a qwerty keyboard. My opinions on this aside, I appear to have two main options:

    1) Find an alternative RDP client which uses the local keymap, as the Linux clients generally do.
    2) Simply learn to use qwerty.

    I've had to luck with option number one, so before I start the misery of number two, I thought I'd try a last-ditch attempt, and ask others.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Learn QWERTY & you will be twice as valuable an employee & get a raise in pay & maybe a big promotion.
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    My qwerty is passable, but nowhere near my dvorak speed, thankfully I don't really have a data entry role, so it's not going to cripple me. I'm still holding out hope.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Good luck.
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Using RDP with a local keymap
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