The Windows key has become much more important now that Windows 8 has been released. For someone who primarily uses Windows via RDP, it can make things a bit more difficult if you don’t know the some key combinations. I have listed a few that I commonly use below.

Windows Key: Alt-Home

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Ctrl-Alt-End

Alt-Tab: Alt+Page Up

Another interesting thing I found that has annoyed me in Windows 8 when using RDP is how to close metro applications. You can do this using a mouse. When in the metro application, move the mouse to the very top of the screen until the mouse pointer turns into a hand. Then, click and pull the window down to the bottom of the screen. This definitely beats what I was going before. I using Task Manager to kill the application.