How to send the "Windows Key" over VNC from from Mac to PC?
January 21, 2008 5:19 PM   Subscribe

How to send the "Windows Key" over VNC from from Mac to PC?

PC: Windows XPP running UltraVNC
Mac: 20" Intel iMac running Chicken of the VNC or JollysFastVNC on Tiger.

Control and alt work as expected but a "command + key" combination just produces "key" (for example pressing "command + e" in notepad prints an "e" to the screen but doesn't launch explorer).

I'm willing to play around with different servers/clients to make this work but I prefer JollysFastVNC because it scales the PC window to fit the mac's wide screen resolution without scrollbars.

I've tried Remote Desktop as well. "Command + key" combinations produce nothing.
posted by sockpup to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
As I recall it's just control-esc.
posted by frieze at 5:27 PM on January 21, 2008

Ctrl+Esc doesn't work for Win+E, Win+L, etc.

Maybe remap the Windows key in the server's registry?
posted by hjo3 at 5:30 PM on January 21, 2008

(SharpKeys makes the remapping a lot easier, BTW.)
posted by hjo3 at 5:36 PM on January 21, 2008

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