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I'm having a terrible time switching back/forth between the desktop and metro mode in remote desktop windows accessing a Windows 2012 server.

I know of two ways--one doesn't work in remote session windows and the other works very, very, poorly:

  1. Using the "hot zones" at the very right edge of the screen--hard to hit when the right edge of the "screen" is just the edge of a remote session window with nothing to "stop" the mouse against.
  2. Press the "Start" button--brings up my PC startmenu rather than the remote session start menu.

Are there any other ways?

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To display the Start screen in your remote desktop session, press Alt+Home.

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+1 - Also, just going full screen is another alternative. –  Ryan Ries Aug 22 '13 at 20:52
    
Thanks for the hot-key combo. Works Great! –  Jeff Aug 22 '13 at 21:03
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Pressing Windows Logo + Q on the keyboard brings up the search menu and a list of all the apps installed on the machine, including the desktop mode........

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