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?

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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.

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    Ha, it works like a charm, thanx.
    – Jiri
    Oct 24, 2012 at 10:38
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    I would upvote this twice if I could. This was driving me nuts!
    – KenB
    Apr 24, 2013 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. Mar 14, 2017 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. Sep 6, 2017 at 12:15
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    Does not seem to work with Wayland at the moment
    – Jounathaen
    Oct 28, 2019 at 10:27

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