Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Problem accessing special chars in laptop keyboard on Remote Desktop

27 Dec 2019   #1
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Problem accessing special chars in laptop keyboard on Remote Desktop

I have a laptop Gateway NE56R09b and its keyboard is kind of odd. Some characters such as slash, quotation mark and a few others are located on unusual places (normally regular keys that I have to stroke while keep Ctrl and Alt pressed together).

I work in a daily basis on a remote company using remote desktop (either regular Windows and Chrome one). My difficulty is that in remote desktop mode it won't recognize the characters that demands ctrl + alt. The big problem there is that being a webdesigner I use a LOT the slash character. Currently I have worked it around by copying and pasting but this is ridiculous.

Any idea?

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Dec 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm not on my Win 7 system right now but can you get to the Remote Desktop settings? if you can, there should be a tab called Local Resources. in there, you can activate Windows Key Combinations and even specify which computer to use it on. I attached a copy from Vista-


Attached Images
Problem accessing special chars in laptop keyboard on Remote Desktop-remotedesktopcombinations.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2019   #3
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
I'm not on my Win 7 system right now but can you get to the Remote Desktop settings? if you can, there should be a tab called Local Resources. in there, you can activate Windows Key Combinations and even specify which computer to use it on. I attached a copy from Vista-
Unfortunately it didn't do the trick. Actually my configuration was already like that. I tried also change it to "On the remote computer". No matter what I change there it doesn't seem to take any effect. But it was a good try!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Dec 2019   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

just a thought,

Are the changes being blocked by a policy setting???

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2019   #5
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
just a thought,

Are the changes being blocked by a policy setting???

Roy
I really doubt it. But since it won't hurt to ask I will check with the administrator on Monday!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2019   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

As I understand it, the remote computer recognizes all keystrokes except for the special ones he mentioned. In that case, would group policy be an issue?

Is Win 10 up to date?

Is he using Parallels Desktop and a virtual machine? I see a solution for that situation here-

Shift key not working for first character when Remote Desktop connected | Parallels Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2019   #7
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
As I understand it, the remote computer recognizes all keystrokes except for the special ones he mentioned. In that case, would group policy be an issue?

Is Win 10 up to date?

Is he using Parallels Desktop and a virtual machine? I see a solution for that situation here-

Shift key not working for first character when Remote Desktop connected | Parallels Forums
I suspect that it is a keyboard driver issue. Although my remote machine is dedicated for me – is is kept within a locker and have no monitor, mouse or keyboard attached to it – the Windows 10 may be configured for the keyboard that was used locally by the administrator that set it up. If this is the case probably my problem won't have a solution because Windows would need to "sense" the presence of the physical keyboard I am using to load the proper driver. I doubt that it happen through remote desktop.

EDIT: The only way I see to fix it is to attach a generic keyboard to my laptop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Dec 2019   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

If it recognizes all other keystrokes, it seems that the driver would not be an issue. However, I'm not knowledgeable about such things.

I guess you could try it with your local administrators machine.

Let us know how you get this resolved. Could help someone else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Problem accessing special chars in laptop keyboard on Remote Desktop




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
DragNdrop of a file from a word2013 doc to desktop adds special chars
Hi, A .txt file is embedded (via the insert-object option) into a Word2013 document 9 (.docx) When I try to view the file by double clicking, it looks good. However when I drag and drop the file from the doc into desktop (or any other folder) and then view the file, a new line with special...
Microsoft Office
Navigating desktop without a keyboard using a remote
Is there a way to mimic the TAB/ESC/SPACEBAR/ENTER keys on a standard Windows Media Center remote control? Trying to navigate the "Display" portion of my control panel on an HTPC. The monitor is in a separate room AND I don't have a wireless/Blu Tooth keyboard. Been fiddling with...
General Discussion
Remote Desktop Connection: Impossible use wireless keyboard and mouse
HI all, I need help to undertand if is possibile resolve this possible issue. I have an ACER Revo 3610r, Atom 530 processor, I'm using it with a wireless Enermax Aurora micro keyboard (with trackball included). I would use RDP from my work pc Unfortunately after I've taken the control...
Network & Sharing
Remote Desktop Connection but no more keyboard?
Hi All, This morning I was working in eplorer to move some files, and Windows 7 asked me if I wanted to turn on filtering mode, and I confirmed. Now when I use my remote desktop session from a windows xp machine that has always worked, I now only have control with my mouse, but no more...
Network & Sharing
Remote desktop connection & keyboard
i am a german with a workstation and a notebook with spanish keyboard. after each remote session (notebook desktop on workstation) numlock is enabled on the notebook. my notebook has no number block, each time i have to press an unpleasant FN keystroke. thanks.
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37.
Twitter Facebook