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Posted by
Henagon

How to send special keystrokes

When I'm controlling a remote windows machine, how do I send a keystroke like "alt+tab"? Is there a virtual keyboard that I'm missing?

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: How to send special keystrokes

Hi there WildDoktor,

 Thanks for posting in the Community!

To send special key entries to the remote computer during a session, access the tool bar located at the top of the screen.

Select “Actions”tab and under the “Remote Interaction” section, you should be able to check the box for “Send key combinations”.

By doing so, you will be able to execute commands mentioned in your post on the remote computer.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again

 Yuhi

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: How to send special keystrokes

Hi there WildDoktor,

 Thanks for posting in the Community!

To send special key entries to the remote computer during a session, access the tool bar located at the top of the screen.

Select “Actions”tab and under the “Remote Interaction” section, you should be able to check the box for “Send key combinations”.

By doing so, you will be able to execute commands mentioned in your post on the remote computer.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again

 Yuhi

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Oh; I see it now while using the desktop app. I was using the Chrome browser app, and it's (understandably) more limited than the desktop app. Thank you!
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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Chrome OS version doesnt seem to have this option, or am i missing something?

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Posted by
Photon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Using Teamviewer for mac 13.1.4170

Can't find this option ANYWHERE.

HELP!

(Thanks!)

-A

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by
Electron

Re: How to send special keystrokes

I had no “Send key combinations” option...

How do I enable this option?

 

 

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Posted by
Digon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Hi, 

I dont see this option on the windows app. Is this hiding somewhere?

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Posted by
Photon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

OPTION => REMOTE CONTROL => SEND KEY COMBINATION

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Posted by
Digon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

I was using a windows app which did not have this option. After i installed the desktop application its working well now. thank you!

 

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Posted by
Electron

Re: How to send special keystrokes

I am using the TeamViewer 14 Linux client to access a Windows 10 host. I cannot find this option in any of the places mentioned above. Is it supported in my setup at all?

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Posted by
Electron

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Doesn't work for me. The option is selected, still CMD-ALT-ESC doesn't work on my remote

(OSX Mavericks to MacOS Sierra)

 

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Posted by
Digon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Well, it's not sending ANY combination shortcuts to after effects (from osx 10.13.6 to win10).

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Even still, I cannot send certain key combinations. For Instance "Win + D" and  "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Q"  doesn't seem to work. Should I enable anything else? FYI: I am connecting to a Ubuntu Machine from a Windows Machine.

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Posted by
Photon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

I am using Teamviewer 14 aswell on both host and client but this option does not seem to be supported on linux.

Did anyone find a solution to this?

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Posted by
Photon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

So clearly to this date, this option is still missing from teamviewer desktop app for linux. Is development team thinking of implementing it at all?

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Hi,

i'm using V15 and have this option activated, but the key ALT-1 is not sendet to the remote Desktop.

i need this for the applikation Dexpot - this is a multidesktoptool.

kindly regards,
Lars

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

Hi I did this and ticked the send key combinations , but my f9 key still wont work on the remote PC, has anyone else experienced this and perhaps got a further solution?

many thanks

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Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

I wonder if this does not work because I am using the Free version of teamviewer ?

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

In my case i use the commercial version

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

so it may be because I'm usig the free version?  I would be interested to know.

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Posted by
Photon

Re: How to send special keystrokes

SOLUTION

If you cannot find the Actions tab as described in the recommended answer, it is because there is no Actions tab on the client application itself. You have to open a VM and then look for the UI.

1 Open the virtual machine instance up you want to send keystrokes through.

2 Look for the interface on top of the actual virtual machine screen. It may be hidden and looks like a small grey rectangle on the top of the screen.

3 If its not hidden you will see a lightning bolt icon called Actions. Send key combinations is here. Check mark the setting and you are good to go