Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Tab doesn’t work when I connect to Windows system

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    I’m running NoMachine client on my MAC.

    I can connect to a Windows system running the NoMachine-server.

    No problems there.

    But keyboard shortcuts like “Alt+Tab” and “Ctrl+Tab” which is used to extensively in Windows, doesn’t work.

    That’s because the “alt” key on MAC is actually the “option” key, which is equivalent to F10 on Windows.


    Please help…..


    Thanks for reporting. I can reproduce, actually we have issues with those shortcuts on Windows server. I’m going to create a Trouble Report about this issue.


    But these are basic use cases. They should have been built in as features.

    Anyways looking for a solution quick, since i’m kind of depending on !Machine.



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    Thanks to !Machine team for taking this up.

    Is there an update as to how long it’ll take for this fix to be rolled out?

    I don’t mind trying out a beta version also.

    Eagerly waiting for this fix.


    I have the same issue on a Mac when connecting to a Linux system. CTRL+Tab does not work. This is a key combination that I use very often and so this significantly impacts my ability to use NoMachine.

    I’ve subscribed to the fix mentioned above. Can we ensure the fix is also applied to the Linux server? I don’t know if the problem is on the client or server side and so it could be fine as is if the problem is client side.

    I have server version 4.4.1 and player version 4.4.6.


    Hey guys.
    After going deep into this issue we’ve decided to split it up into two different problems. One is documented in TR05M05497 and it is related to Alt+Tab not working on server Windows 8 and later; the other one is about Ctrl+Tab not working correctly from OS X client:

    Any of you wishing to test a fix for the latter, please contact us at forum[at]nomachine[dot]com.


    I’m using 4.4.1 on mac and 4.6 on linux surver.  cmd-tab walks through mac os (local) apps, Ctrl-tab walks through linux (remote) apps.  What are you guys seeing?



    Iceback, the shortcut Ctrl+Tab is used to trigger the view loop, so it doesn’t go through the usual events handling and we were not catching it correctly. Maybe you’ve a different configuration or you’ve enabled the keyboard grabbing?

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