To configure keyboard shortcuts

Alternative keyboard shortcuts are used to control the behavior of Receiver and as substitutes for the standard Windows keyboard shortcuts for a published application. For example, if you want to close the current window on a Windows PC, you press ALT+F4. This key combination also closes a window in X Windows. Keyboard shortcut functionality enables you to map common key combinations like ALT+F4 to a key combination such as ALT+CTRL+F4 that is ignored by your local operating system. When you press this new combination, Receiver sends ALT+F4 to the server, closing the current window on the server.

If a keyboard shortcut includes plus or minus signs, use the numeric keypad to enter these signs instead of the main keypad to ensure the shortcut works correctly.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Settings.
  2. From the drop-down list, choose Keyboard Shortcuts to display the Keyboard Shortcuts page.
  3. Select whether you want the key combinations to apply locally or remotely by choosing an option from the Handling of keyboard shortcuts drop-down list:
    Note: It might be necessary to set the user device keyboard type to LINUX to pass the keyboard shortcuts to remote sessions. See Configuring Default Keyboard, Sound, and Digital Dictation Support Settings for information about configuring the keyboard type.
    • Translated applies keyboard shortcuts to the local desktop rather than the remote desktop. For example, pressing ALT+TAB switches between all the windows currently open on the local desktop, including both local and remote windows.
    • Direct applies keyboard shortcuts to the remote desktop rather than the local desktop. For example, pressing ALT+TAB switches between all the windows currently open on the remote desktop, excluding any windows open on the local desktop.

      If you select Direct, keyboard shortcut translations are disabled to ensure that the keystrokes are applied to the remote desktop.

    • Direct in full screen desktops only applies keyboard shortcuts to the remote desktop rather than the local desktop when the remote session is running in full screen mode. If the session is running in any other window size mode, keyboard shortcuts are applied to the local desktop rather than the remote desktop.

      If you select Direct in full screen desktops only and the remote session is running in full screen mode, keyboard shortcut translations are disabled to ensure that the keystrokes are applied to the remote desktop.

  4. Adjust the keyboard shortcut settings as required:
    • You can define alternative key combinations for the keyboard shortcuts ALT+F1 to ALT+F12, ALT+TAB, and ALT+SHIFT+TAB, which are reserved for use by X Windows. By default, these key combinations are generated by CTRL+SHIFT+F1 to CTRL+SHIFT+F12, ALT+MINUS SIGN, and ALT+SHIFT+PLUS SIGN, but you can change the definitions by selecting alternative keys from the pop-up menus.

      If you select a key combination for a shortcut, this particular combination appears dimmed on the pop-up menus for the other shortcuts.

    • Any ALT key combinations not used by your X Window manager can be used as normal within the ICA session.
    • You can define an additional combination for Toggle SpeedScreen (default SHIFT+F12). This enables you to turn SpeedScreen Local Text Echo on and off within a session. .
    • You can also define a key combination to switch off remote key handling (default CTRL+F2). If a remote desktop is running in full screen mode, it is possible to lose control of the local desktop because all keystrokes are applied remotely. This key sequence temporarily applies keyboard shortcuts to the local desktop, until the remote window regains focus.
    Note: If you want to use the PC key combination CTRL+ALT+DELETE during the session, use the key combination CTRL+ALT+ENTER or CTRL+ALT+RETURN.

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