we have the situation that when connected from Windows to a Linux VDI,
and within that VDI session we need the ShortCut Ctrl-ALT,
but this Hot-Key-combination is intercepted by the Horizon Windows Client.
Is there any possibility to disable the HotKey (ctrl-alt) on the windows side so that it´s not intercepted anymore?
Make sure you are running latest windows horizon client 5.4.2.
By default, ctrl+Alt releases the mouse control so that it is no longer inside the VDI. I understand you just want to disable this and make sure the command is sent inside Linux VDI.
> You should be able to achieve it using windows horizon client GPO (General Settings for Client GPOs ).
Enable 'HotKey combination to grab input focus' policy as below:
> Also make sure the very next policy "Hotkey combination to release input focus" is not enabled for ctrl+alt.
> If the windows client machines are not in domain, you can apply below registry on the client machine and see if it helps:
Registry Hive HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Path Software\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Client\RDP Settings
Value Name KeyboardHookMode
Value Type REG_DWORD
A value 2 means key combinations are applied to remote machine. (IMsRdpClientSecuredSettings KeyboardHookMode property - Win32 apps | Microsoft Docs )
Good day, Shreyskar.
Is your answer still accurate? I've tried to create aforementioned registry key, but unfortunately it had no effect: my mouse focus was still being stolen as soon as I press Ctrl+Alt.
I'm using Horizon Client v8.2.0 and connecting to remote host using Blast as a transport.