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Use cmd key in windows instead of ctrl

Use the cmd key in windows instead of the ctrl key. For instance when selecting muliple file in explorer.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would vote to have the OPTION. But simply swapping the keys makes no sense (unless you're a die-hard Mac user who thinks that macOS is the only true operating system). When I use Remote Desktop, it's because I want to operate in a Windows environment. I'm smart enough to use Windows functions when I'm in a Windows environment and Mac functions when I'm in a Mac environment.

      • adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please swap all Command and Control keys! not just for cut copy paste!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Alt+tab no longer works in the new version of Remote Desktop (v10) and worked fine in v8. In order to switch between windows when using RDweb alt+tab used to work just fine, but no longer does. Is there a solution to this? Pressing the CMD key also doesn't bring up the start menu either, which also used to work.

      • Edgar Sanchez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm surprised this feature didnt make it over since it used to work on a previous version of RDP for Mac.

        PLEASE ADD FEATURE THIS.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At the very least, provide an option to use Cmd+C/Cmd+V for copy/paste like RDC for Mac had. Trying to switch between using Cmd and Ctrl depending on which window I'm in is maddening and results in frequent errors.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also for this feature. Just remapping functional keys will make everybody happy. To remember that you have to use different functional keys in different windows on desktop is pretty schizophrenic.
        It's not really complicated feature, pretty much every other software has it implemented. But it's sitting here for years and its not even marked for implementation. So it does not seem that it will be ever implemented.
        Either developers are not working on Mac computers or they want to make work as miserable as possible to punish as for not buying windows.

      • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to kill the Windows button. Or at least remap it so it is not on the command key. The shortcuts in this program should function exactly like the shortcuts in any Mac program.

      • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just swap these keys. Seriously, it is not hard Microsoft.

      • mail commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        CMD+F opens "windows Search" if you want to search something in text or word.

      • Curtis Tasker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need additional key combinations like cmd+A and cmd+L, cmd+N, cmd+T, cmd+arrow keys, etc. as well we cut/copy/paste.

      • Travis Robison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES YES YES YES YES. I like that the beta has the option in there for copy and paste, but this is not sufficent. I dont want to think about which button to press to undo something or to save something. just allow it to be swapped in the preferences!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with those that have said just make it an option to swap Ctrl and Cmd for the whole session.

      • JackieChin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any body knows how to bind Control-Space to Cmd-Space by setting Xml File?

        Below settings didn't work for me.

        <transform>
        <from command="1" key="Space" />
        <to control="1" key="Space" />
        </transform>

        Thanks a lot.

      • Eric Geekinit Cosner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These are great improvement to Microsoft Remote Desktop app. I started editing the ClipboardActionTransformations.xml suggested by Chandler. Anyone have any idea how to configure arrow keys into the XML file?

        Basically, I want to remap [option]+[left/right arrow] to [control][left/right arrow] respectively so I make my cursor skip over words. I have a bunch of these keymaps that would improve my ability to edit text when remotely connected to windows development machines. Thanks!

      • Tom Wardrop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please add ability to remap modifier keys, like macOS has in System Preferences.
        On both my Mac's, I remap Command to Control, and vice versa so hotkeys between my Windows and Mac computers are mostly the same. The problem is that when I remote a Windows machine from my Mac with remapped keys, it gets flipped back around the wrong way as my command key is sending a control key signal to the computer, and vice versa.

      • Theodore Norvell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Elaborating on Chandler's post, you can edit file /Applications/Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta.app/Contents/Resources/Keyboard/DefaultTransformations.xml . I added
        <!-- Command+A to Control+A -->
        <transform>
        <from command="1" key="A" />
        <to control="1" key="A" />
        </transform>
        within the transformations element. But, while this worked for cmd-A, I could not affect cmd-Q and cmd-W. This is on version Version: 8.2.33 (Build: 773). Since I use a mac keyboard without a "windows logo key", it would make the most sense if the command keys were consistently mapped to the windows logo key or if one were mapped to the logo key and one to the control key. Since different people use different keyboards, the choice should be up to the user.

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