Supported shortcuts during Mac-Mac remote sessions

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Note: We list detailed supported and unsupported shortcuts during a Mac to Mac remote session in this article, so it is a long list. We suggest you could use Search function (press control+f) at this page to find the shortcuts you need then confirm they are supported or not.

You could also refer to Apple official page to know what these shortcuts are for: 
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

 

Cut, copy and paste

  • Command-C : Yes
  • Command-X : Yes
  • Command-V : Yes

Taking screenshots

  • Command-Shift-3 : No
  • Command-Shift-Control-3: No
  • Command-Shift-4 : No
  • Command-Shift-Control-4 : No

Sleep, shut down, and log out shortcuts

  • All power button related keys : No
  • Command-Shift-Q : No
  • Command-Shift-Option-Q : No

App Shortcuts

  • Command-A : Yes
  • Command-Z : Yes
  • Command-Shift-Z : Yes
  • Command-Space bar : No
  • Command-Option-Space bar : No
  • Command-Tab : No
  • Option-Media Eject : No
  • Command-Brightness down (F1) : No
  • Command-Brightness up (F2) : No
  • Command-Mission Control  (F3) : No
  • Command-F5 : No
  • Option-Brightness (F2) : No
  • Option-Mission Control (F3) : No
  • Option-Volume key (F12) : No
  • Command-Minus (–) : Yes
  • Command-Colon (:) : Yes
  • Command-Semicolon (;) : Yes
  • Command-Comma (,) : No
  • Command-Question Mark (?) : No
  • Command-plus (+) or Command-Shift-Equals (=) : Yes
  • Command-Option-D : No
  • Command-Control-D : No
  • Command-D : Yes
  • Command-Delete : Yes
  • Command-E : Yes
  • Command-F : Yes
  • Command-Option-F : Yes
  • Command-G : Yes
  • Command-Shift-G : Yes
  • Command-H : No
  • Command-Option-H : Yes
  • Command-Option-I : Yes
  • Command-M : No
  • Command-Option-M : No
  • Command-N : Yes
  • Command-O : Yes
  • Command-P : Yes
  • Command-Shift-P : Yes
  • Command-Q : Yes
  • Command-S : Yes
  • Command-Shift-S : Yes
  • Command-Option-T : Yes
  • Command-W : Yes
  • Command-Option-W : Yes
  • Command-Z : Yes
  • Command-Shift-Z : Yes
  • Command-Option-esc : No
  • Command-Shift-Option-Esc (hold for three seconds) : No

 Working with Test

  • Command-B : Yes
  • Command-I : Yes
  • Command-U : Yes
  • Command-T : Yes
  • fn-Delete : Yes
  • fn-Arrow keys (Up, Down, Right & Left) : Yes
  • Command-Arrow keys (Up, Down, Right & Left) : Yes
  • Option-Delete : Yes
  • Option-Arrow keys (Right and Left) : Yes
  • Command-Shift-Arrow keys (Up, Down, Right & Left) : Yes
  • Shift-Arrow keys (Up, Down, Right & Left) : Yes
  • Shift-Option-Arrow keys (Up, Down, Right & Left) : Yes
  • Control-A : Yes
  • Control-B : Yes
  • Control-D : Yes
  • Control-E : Yes
  • Control-F : Yes
  • Control-H : Yes
  • Control-K : Yes
  • Control-L : Yes
  • Control-N : Yes
  • Control-O : Yes
  • Control-P : Yes
  • Control-T : Yes
  • Control-V : Yes
  • Command-{ : Yes
  • Command-} : Yes
  • Command-Option-C : No
  • Command-Option-V : No
  • Command-Shift-Option-V : No
  • Command-Control-V : No

 Accessibility

  • Command-Option-F5 : No
  • Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5 : No
  • Option-Control-F8 or fn-Option-Control-F8 : No
  • Command-Option-8 : No
  • Command-Option-Plus (+) : No
  • Command-Option-Minus (–) : No
  • Command-Option-Control-8 : No
  • Command-Option-Control-Comma (,) : No
  • Command-Option-Control-Period (.) : No

Full keyboard access

  • Tab : Yes
  • Shift-Tab : Yes
  • Control-Tab : Yes
  • Shift-Control-Tab : Yes
  • Arrow keys : Yes
  • Control-Arrow keys : Yes
  • Space bar : Yes
  • Return or Enter : Yes
  • Esc : Yes
  • Shift-Control-F6 : No
  • Control-F7 : No
  • Control-F8 : No
  • Command-Accent (`) : No
  • Command-Shift-Accent (`) : No
  • Command-Option-Accent (`) : No

Finder shortcut

  • Command-A : Yes
  • Command-Option-A : Yes
  • Command-C : Yes
  • Command-D : Yes
  • Command-E : Yes
  • Command-F : Yes
  • Command-I : Yes
  • Command-Shift-C : Yes
  • Command-Shift-D : Yes
  • Command-Shift-F : Yes
  • Command-Shift-G : Yes
  • Command-Shift-H : Yes
  • Command-Shift-I : Yes
  • Command-Shift-K : Yes
  • Command-Shift-L : Yes
  • Command-Shift-O : Yes
  • Command-Shift-R : Yes
  • Command-Shift-U : Yes
  • Command-Control-T : Yes
  • Command-Option-I : Yes
  • Command-Control-I : Yes
  • Command-Option-P : Yes
  • Command-Option-S : Yes
  • Command-forward slash (/) : Yes
  • Command-J : Yes
  • Command-K : Yes
  • Command-L : Yes
  • Command-N : Yes
  • Command-Shift-N : Yes
  • Command-Option-N : Yes
  • Command-O : Yes
  • Command-R : Yes
  • Command-T : Yes
  • Command-Shift-T : Yes
  • Command-Option-T : Yes
  • Command-V : Yes
  • Command-Option-V : Yes
  • Command-Option-Y : Yes
  • Command-1 : Yes
  • Command-2 : Yes
  • Command-3 : Yes
  • Command-4 : Yes
  • Command-Comma (,) : No
  • Command-Left Bracket ([) : Yes
  • Command-Right Bracket (]) : Yes
  • Command-Up Arrow : Yes
  • Command-Control-Up Arrow : Yes
  • Command-Down Arrow : Yes
  • Right Arrow (in List view) : Yes
  • Left Arrow (in List view) : Yes
  • Option-click the disclosure triangle (in List view) : Yes
  • Option–double-click : Yes
  • Command–double-click : Yes
  • Command-click the window title : Yes
  • Command-Delete : Yes
  • Command-Shift-Delete : Yes
  • Command-Shift-Option-Delete : Yes
  • Space bar (or Command-Y) : Yes
  • Command key while dragging : Yes
  • Option key while dragging : Yes
  • Command-Option key combination while dragging : Yes

 

 

 

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    Andrew.Fowler

    Is there a way to perform a right-click when remotely connecting  to a PC from a Mac? Typically control + click should work, but it doesn't. 

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    Support

    @ Andrew.Fowler,

    It depends on how you define the "secondary click" on your Mac. You could find the setting under System preferences / Trackpad / Point & Click.