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RDP to Windows 8/Server2012 (windowed)?

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    Windows 8

    RDP to Windows 8/Server2012 (windowed)?


    Anyone have any tips for using windowed RDP to Windows 8 or Server 2012? I am having an awful time because, to get the start icon (which gets you to Metro) or the charms bar to come up, you have to move the mouse pointer to almost the exact pixel in the RDP window in either the lower left or lower right corner. And of course, when you have windowed RDP sessions open, keyboard shortcuts using 'Windows' key, etc., do not work (because they trigger on your host machine, not the remote machine).

    It takes me like 15 seconds to get the pointer in the right spot (I type much more often than I use a mouse).

    Help!

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Alt-home will display the start screen, even in windowed mode.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    How did I miss that??? Anyways, awesome, that is exactly what I was looking for... THANK YOU!!!
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RDP to Windows 8/Server2012 (windowed)?
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