In Ubuntu 12.04, I want to use Alt+Tab in remote PC connected using Remmina by RDP connection. At this time, when I go full screen, this shortcut is always handled by "host" and not by remote machine, so after pressing Alt+Tab, Remmina is switched to another aplication.

Is it possible to configure Remmina to pass this shortcut to remote machine?


Try to press right Ctrl and your keyboard will be fully functional in remote computer. You will be able to use Alt+Tab.

Clicking on the "keyboard" icon (which means "Grab all keyboard events") does the same.

  • Ha, it works like a charm, thanx. – Jiri Oct 24 '12 at 10:38
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    I would upvote this twice if I could. This was driving me nuts! – KenB Apr 24 '13 at 1:47
  • I had to click-and-hold CTRL-ALT and then press TAB until the correct application was selected, end then press ENTER to change focus to the particular application. – Derek Bennett Mar 14 '17 at 19:52
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    5 years later, this is still a great answer. I'm new to Remmina and alt-tab was driving me crazy last night. – Jay Cummins Sep 6 '17 at 12:15
  • Does not seem to work with Wayland at the moment – Jounathaen Oct 28 '19 at 10:27

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