How do I press CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Mac ?

Discussion in 'UK Macs' started by Pete French, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Pete French

    Pete French Guest

    So, I dont appear to have a delete key on the keyboard - only a backspace
    key top right. I can generate a delete character using ctrl-? I
    guess, but I need to be able to type CTRL-ALT-DEL in order to logon
    to a windows 2000 box that i am accessing remotely. Any ideas ?

    The setup is that there is X11 running on the Mac, then I am using ssh
    to connect to a UNIX machine at work with '-X' turned on to
    tunnel X. On the UNIX machine I am running vncviewer to connect to
    the windows machine. I do this all the time from other UNIX
    machines, but never from the Mac before.

    Not getting very far as I cant login to the Windows machine :-(

    -bat.
     
    Pete French, Jan 13, 2004
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  2. Pete French

    Chris Ridd Guest

    I don't know about Ctrl-Alt-Del, but to get a right-delete hold down Fn and
    hit the Backspace.
    I've used Chicken of the VNC (a VNC client) on Panther, and IIRC it has a
    menu item that sends a Ctrl-Alt-Del to the Windows box.

    You should also consider using Remote Desktop Connection instead of to talk
    to the Windows box.
    <http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedes
    ktopclient>

    You can easily tunnel RDP connections using ssh, if you need to. (It uses
    port 3689.)

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
    Chris Ridd, Jan 13, 2004
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  3. Pete French

    Ian Piper Guest

    ISTR that in Virtual PC it is cmd-opt-shift-backspace.
     
    Ian Piper, Jan 13, 2004
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  4. Pete French

    David Glover Guest

    I presume you are on a portable.

    Delete is Fn-Backspace, and so the keypress you are looking for is
    Fn-Ctrl-Command-Backspace
     
    David Glover, Jan 13, 2004
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  5. Pete French

    SteveH Guest

    That works using Microsoft Remote Desktop to access the WinXP box in the
    spare room, IYSWIM.

    I've been wondering how to do that for _ages_.

    Nice one.
     
    SteveH, Jan 13, 2004
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  6. So have I (ever since I first got a mac nearly two years ago). We live
    and learn.
     
    Stuart Hutchinson, Jan 14, 2004
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  7. Pete French

    Chris Ridd Guest

    I'm not sure how or where I discovered it. Backspace isn't in the list of
    keys that get modified when you use Fn in any of the Apple docs I just
    checked. Ah well, it works, and is useful :)

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
    Chris Ridd, Jan 14, 2004
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  8. Pete French

    Ray94903 New Member

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    The equivalent of CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Mac is Control + (Fn+Option) + Delete

    Ray
     
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