You can customize how remote desktops and applications interpret Apple keyboard shortcuts by configuring keyboard shortcut mappings.

Before you begin

If you plan to map an operating system keyboard shortcut, see Considerations for Mapping Operating System Keyboard Shortcuts.

About this task

When you create a keyboard shortcut mapping, you map an Apple keyboard shortcut to a Windows keyboard shortcut. A keyboard shortcut consists of one or more key modifiers, such as Control and Shift, and a key code. A key code can be any key on your keyboard, except for a modifier key. When you press a mapped keyboard shortcut on your Apple keyboard, the corresponding Windows keyboard shortcut or action occurs in the remote desktop or application.

Procedure

  1. Select VMware Horizon Client > Preferences and click Keyboard & Mouse.
  2. Select the Key Mappings tab.
  3. Configure the keyboard shortcut mappings.

    Option

    Action

    Delete a keyboard shortcut mapping

    Select the mapping to delete and click the minus (-) button.

    Add a keyboard shortcut mapping

    1. Click the plus (+) button.

    2. Specify the Apple keyboard shortcut sequence by clicking one or more keyboard modifiers and typing a key code in the text box. You can also select a key from the drop-down menu. The From: field shows the keyboard shortcut that you created.

    3. Specify the corresponding Windows keyboard shortcut sequence by clicking one or more keyboard modifiers and typing a key code in the text box. You can also select a key from the drop-down menu. The To: field shows the keyboard shortcut that you created.

    4. Click OK to save your changes.

    The keyboard shortcut mapping is enabled by default (the On check box next to the keyboard shortcut mapping is selected).

    Modify a keyboard shortcut mapping

    Double-click the mapping and make your changes.

    • To modify the Apple keyboard shortcut sequence, click one or more keyboard modifiers and type a key code in the text box. You can also select a key from the drop-down menu.

    • To modify the corresponding Windows keyboard shortcut sequence, click one or more keyboard modifiers and type a key code in the text box. You can also select a key from the drop-down menu.

    Click OK to save your changes.

    Disable a keyboard shortcut mapping

    Deselect the On check box next to the keyboard shortcut mapping. When you disable a keyboard shortcut mapping, Horizon Client does not send the Apple keyboard shortcut to the remote desktop or application.

    Enable or disable language-specific key mappings

    Select or deselect the Enable Language Specific Key Mappings check box. The check box is selected by default.

    Restore the default mappings

    Click Restore Defaults. Any changes that you made to the default keyboard shortcut mappings are deleted and the default mappings are restored.

  4. Close the Preferences dialog box.

    Your keyboard shortcut mapping changes take effect immediately. You do not need to restart open remote desktops or applications to see the changes take effect.