In today’s article, we will explore the cause and then provide the solution to the problem of why the local computer behaves as if the Windows logo key was pressed after switching from one Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session on Windows 10.
Windows key blocked after switching from Remote Desktop session
After starting a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session on a remote computer, your local Windows 10 computer behaves as if you are still holding down the Windows logo key. For example, when you press R, the Run command box opens. When you press E, the file explorer starts.
You will experience this problem if you use special settings for your Remote Desktop connection and do the following:
1. Before connecting to the remote computer, open the Local resources tab of Remote Desktop connection dialog box and set Apply Windows key combinations is On the remote computer or Only using full screen.
2. To start the Remote Desktop session, select Connect.
3. You select Only using full screen, then expand the Remote Desktop session window to full screen.
4. Where you select On the remote computer, then go to the following key sequence:
- Hold the button The key.
- Press and hold the Windows logo key.
- Release the The key.
- Release the Windows logo key.
5. Finally, you now disconnect the Remote Desktop session or switch from the Remote Desktop session window to a window on the local computer.
To work around this problem, press the Windows logo key again and release it once back on the local computer.
I hope this helps you!