How can I close shadow window without using mouse? Is there any hotkey? My aims is to avoid move user mouse cursor, when I've decided to exit. In Windows 2008 R2 I was able to use Ctrl + * or another hotkey which I choiced when entered to shadow.


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I found this which should help you with your problem:

One Solution is to use the numpad if you have one:


The other solution is:

Turn off windows key combination using registry to Disable Windows Key combination for mstsc.exe ( RDP )

Open Registry and go to:

  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\DefaultUserConfiguration


Change Binary Value to:


Now windows shortcut keys will work with Winkey like to Open Explorer: "Winkey + E "

So you can now make other key combinations work as they should.

Idea found here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26622927/Change-finish-hotkey-for-command-line-shadow-of-a-terminal-or-RDP-session.html

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    Please expand the answer to include the information in the link. Link-only answers will get down-voted. Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 22:05
  • OK, I am new could you explain how I should format this type of information. Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 22:07
  • Hi, you can paste the solution, quote it and give the source, its a best way to do it, as link only answer can die in age, and expertexchange sometime block to see the answer when not a members too, thus not a reliable link only answer. To do so you can click edit and modify your answer
    – yagmoth555
    Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 22:12
  • Read it, understand it, and put it in your own words. Commented Nov 18, 2018 at 22:28

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