How to Fix the Alt Tab in Remote Desktop (RDP) Sessions

When using a Remote Desktop Connection on a Windows virtual machine to connect to a remote Windows computer, you may encounter problems using the Alt+Tab key combination to switch windows on the remote computer. This issue may be due to incorrect settings on the Remote Desktop Connection on the Windows virtual machine.

To fix the issue:

  1. Start a Windows virtual machine.
  1. Go to Search, enter the word mstsc, and then select Remote Desktop Connection.
  1. On the Remote Desktop Connection window, click Show Options.Remote Desktop Connection
  1. Click the Local Resources tab.
  1. Under the Keyboard section, select On the remote computer.Figure 2 - Fix the Alt Tab in a Remote Desktop

After changing the settings, connect to a remote computer and try the Alt+Tab key combination to switch windows on the remote computer.

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