Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available when connecting to a remote device over Take Control (SolarWinds) from a Windows computer.

Shortcuts are available for the following sections.

View Modes

Shortcut Description

Ctrl+Shift+1

Size 100%

Shift+Ctrl+W

Downscale to Window

Shift+Ctrl+U

Always fit to Window

Shift+Ctrl+D

Low Color

Shift+Ctrl+M

Medium Color

Shift+Ctrl+H

High Color

Shift+Ctrl+E

True Color (Lossy)

Shift+Ctrl+T

Show Remote Cursor

Interface

Shortcut Description

Shift+Ctrl+F

Full Screen

Shift+Ctrl+F7->F12

Switch Tabs

Shift+Ctrl+Enter

Auto Hide Bars in Remote Desktop. Note: For interface shortcuts to work inside remote desktop or in full screen, Scroll Lock should be active.

Operating System

Shortcut Description

Shift+Ctrl+Del

Send Ctrl+Alt+Del

Shift+Ctrl+L

Lock Remote Operating System

Session

Shortcut Description

Shift+Ctrl+B

Block Keyboard and Mouse

Shift+Ctrl+N

Blank Screen

Shift+Ctrl+K

Laser Pointer

Shift+Ctrl+R

Start Recording Video

Shift+Ctrl+P

Take Screenshot

Ctrl+BackSpace

Restart&Shutdown

Ctrl+Shift+F2

Start VoIP Call

Clipboard

Shortcut Description

Ctrl+C

Copy File

Ctrl+V

Paste File

Shift+Ctrl+C

Get Remote Clipboard

Shift+Ctrl+V

Send Local Clipboard

Shift+Ctrl+X

Insert Copied Password

Shift+Ctrl+G

Shared Clipboard>Disabled

Shift+Ctrl+J

Shared Clipboard>Bidirectional

File Transfer

Shortcut Description

Ctrl+U

Download Selected/Upload Selected

Ctrl+A

Select All

Ctrl+O

Open

Ctrl+P

Print

F5

Refresh

BackSpace

Up One Level

Ctrl+N

New Folder

Del

Delete

Scroll Lock

Placing your mouse inside the Remote Desktop screen will seamlessly forward your keyboard to the remote computer.

The Viewer includes several internal keyboard shortcuts:

  • If the Scroll Lock key is off - Keyboard shortcuts recognized by the Viewer will be executed locally and will not be passed to the remote computer.
  • If the Scroll Lock key is on - All keyboard shortcuts will be passed to the remote computer. No shortcuts will be executed locally by the Viewer.

Windows Viewer Shortcuts and Video

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