How to use Windows shortcuts in an RDP remote computer

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Symptoms

When I connect to a remote computer from the virtual machine via RDP I cannot use shortcuts like ALT+Tab, ctrl+C, etc.: the shortcut is considered as just the second key in the combination: Tab, C, etc.

Cause

Virtual machine misconfiguration.

Resolution

In order to use Windows shortcuts in remote computer connected via RDP, you need to set your virtual machine the following way:

1. Shutdown your virtual machine

2. Open your virtual machine configuration

3. Switch to Hardware Mouse & Keyboard

4. Change Keyboard option to Optimize for games

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