Remote Desktop keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 8. I have placed this list here primarily for myself, but it may be helpful to other developers using Remote Desktop and/or Hyper-V when developing software.

Press this key To do this
Alt+Page Up Move between apps from left to right
Alt+Page Down Move between apps from right to left
Alt+Insert Cycle through apps in the order that they were started
Alt+Home Display the Start screen
Ctrl+Alt+Break Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl+Alt+End Display the Windows Security dialog box
Ctrl+Alt+Home In full-screen mode, activate the connection bar
Alt+Delete Display the system menu
Ctrl+Alt+minus (-) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt+Print Screen on a local PC)
Ctrl+Alt+plus (+) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Print Screen on a local PC)
Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host app (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) app.
Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host app (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) app.


Remote Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts

I use Remote Desktop fairly often, but not near as often as Virtual PC.  For that reason, I can never seem to remember the keyboard shortcuts for Remote Desktop.
Remote Desktop Shortcut Description
CTRL+ALT+END Displays Task Manager (Equivalent to CTRL+ALT+DEL)
ALT+PAGE UP Switch between programs from left to right
ALT+PAGE DOWN Switch between programs from right to left
ALT+INSERT Cycle through the programs in most recently used order
ALT+HOME Display the Start menu. When you are in full screen mode, the Windows button works too.
CTRL+ALT+BREAK Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen. (Hint: The Break button is to the right of the function Keys and is shared by the Pause key)
CTRL + ALT + MINUS (–) Places a snapshot of the active window in the Remote Desktop session on the clipboard. Basically a print screen that gets transferred. (Equivalent to ALT+PRINT SCREEN)
CTRL + ALT + PLUS (+) Places a snapshot of the entire Remote Desktop session window on the clipboard. (Equivalent to PRINT SCREEN)
ALT+HOME Displays the Start menu. Only works when not in Full Screen mode.