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ID: AR03C00172
Applies to: NX Software
Added on: 2005-03-31
Last update: 2014-01-08
How to use NX keyboard shortcuts in 3.x.x and earlier

If you want to switch back from a fullscreen session to your native OS desktop, you can click on the 'magic pixel' on the upper right edge of your screen.

Keystrokes available in NX 3.x

      Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc to get rid of a not responding session

      Ctrl + Alt + T to terminate or suspend a session

      Ctrl + Alt + F to switch to fullscreen/windowed (Note: This feature is not
      available on Windows)

      Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F to switch to multimonitor fullscreen/windowed
      (Note: This feature is not available on Windows)

      Ctrl + Alt + M to minimize or maximize fullscreen window

      Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys to viewport navigation

      Ctrl + Alt + keypad arrow keys to viewport navigation (Note: this action
      is performed also by keeping Ctrl + Alt pressed and dragging the
      content of the main window by the pointer)

      Ctrl + Alt + R to switch "auto-resize/viewport" mode. The agent starts
      in auto-resize mode, so users can resize the desktop simply by resizing
      the main window. In viewport mode, resizing the main window doesn't
      make the desktop resize itself, but users can navigate the desktop by
      moving the viewport (Note: the auto-resize feature will be available on
      Windows starting with NX 4.0.0)

      Ctrl + Alt + E to toggle the lazy encoding

      Ctrl + Alt + J to force a drawable's synchronization, in order to attempt
      a fix for a visualization problem

      Alt + F4 when the window manager is present, it allows you to suspend
      or terminate a session

      Ctrl + Alt + K  enable/disable the catching of Alt+Tab and Print Screen
      keys

Keystrokes available in NX 2.x

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc to get rid of a not responding session

 

Ctrl + Alt + T to terminate a session

Ctrl + Alt + F to switch to fullscreen/windowed (Note: This feature is not available on Windows)

Ctrl + Alt + M to minimize or maximize fullscreen window

Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys to viewport navigation

Ctrl + Alt + keypad arrow keys to viewport navigation (Note: this action is performed also by keeping Ctrl + Alt pressed and dragging the content of the main window by the pointer)

Ctrl + Alt + R to switch "auto-resize/viewport" mode. The agent starts in auto-resize mode, so users can resize the desktop simply by resizing the main window. In viewport mode, resizing the main window doesn't make the desktop resize itself, but users can navigate the desktop by moving the viewport (Note: This feature is not available on Windows)

Ctrl + Alt + E to switch to lazy encoding

Alt + F4 when the window manager is present, it allows you to suspend or terminate a session

Ctrl + Alt + K (starting from NX Client for Windows 2.1.0-17) enable/disable the catching of Alt+Tab and Print Screen keys

 

The following keystrokes are available in RDP sessions:

Ctrl + Alt + F to switch fullscreen/windowed (Note: Ctrl + Alt + Enter will no longer be used starting from 1.5.0 version)

Ctrl + Alt + M to minimize or maximize fullscreen window

Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys to viewport navigation

Ctrl + Alt + keypad arrow keys to viewport navigation (Note: this action is performed also by keeping pressed Ctrl + Alt and dragging the content of the main window by the pointer)

Alt + F4 is performed by the remote host according to the Windows platform

Keystrokes available in NX 1.5

All the keystrokes available in the 2.0.0 version are available also in the 1.5.0.

In addition, the 1.5.0 supports also the following combination:

Ctrl + Alt + S to switch "slow/fast" mode. Switching to "slow" enables getting images from the user's display. This can have an effect on performance, but is useful for taking screenshots

Keystrokes available in NX < 1.5

            Alt + F2 to minimize a fullscreen session

            Alt + F4 to terminate or suspend a session

            Ctrl + Alt + Esc to kill nxproxy

            Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Tab to terminate or suspend a session


Please note that for the same combinations on MacOS, the Alt key is replaced by the Command (Apple) key.