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 :-(

    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.

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


    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
  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
    David Glover, Jan 13, 2004
  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

  6. So have I (ever since I first got a mac nearly two years ago). We live
    and learn.
    Stuart Hutchinson, Jan 14, 2004
  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 :)


    Chris Ridd, Jan 14, 2004
  8. Pete French

    Ray94903 New Member

    Mar 14, 2018
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    The equivalent of CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Mac is Control + (Fn+Option) + Delete

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    Ray94903, Mar 15, 2018
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