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no0neelse

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Jul 15, 2005
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Hi, is there a way to emulate the function keys F1-F12 in remote desktop? I'm running a program on my remote computer (win xp) that uses F9 as a shortcut, however when I press F9 expose still activates. Are there any keypresses that i can assign to emulate the F9 key?
 

pulsewidth947

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Jan 25, 2005
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I've come across this frustrating problem as well.. Unfortunately it looks like theres no way to do it, although I hope someone will prove me wrong. I think the only way forward for you is to remap that button in XP I'm afraid
 

bitkahuna

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Jun 20, 2013
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i needed to do an Alt-F4 in remote desktop on my mbp.

thanks to this article, i figured out it's fn+option[alt]+command+f4.

found a little acronym to help me going forward...
fn+alt+command = fac

just fac it. :D
 
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unfrostedpoptar

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Jan 29, 2010
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Hi, is there a way to emulate the function keys F1-F12 in remote desktop? I'm running a program on my remote computer (win xp) that uses F9 as a shortcut, however when I press F9 expose still activates. Are there any keypresses that i can assign to emulate the F9 key?

You want Palua. It can automatically switch function key between normal and Apple on an app-by-app basis. Works great.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/palua/id431494195?mt=12
 
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jackiek

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Aug 6, 2018
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I got it to work with fn - command - F9
or just command - F9 if you set your keyboard preferences to use F1, F2, etc as standard function keys

Thank you so much, this worked perfectly! I was pulling my hair out!
 

pmobin

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Sep 2, 2010
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Hi using an iPad via chrome remote desktop into Windows 10. Ctrl, alt, fkeys, and arrows don't work. How do I send those keys.

Many thanks.
 

DeepIn2U

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May 30, 2002
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Hi using an iPad via chrome remote desktop into Windows 10. Ctrl, alt, fkeys, and arrows don't work. How do I send those keys.

Many thanks.
How are you using Chrome for Remote Desktop to Windows? Is it just an authorizing portal that connects a VPN app?

have you not installed Microsoft Remote Desktop for iPad and configured with just host name to connect after your portal in Chrome? FN keys should work as per normal using MS app.
 
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