By Annie / Last Updated April 1, 2022

Chrome Remote Desktop can't send "Ctrl + Alt + Del" to a remote computer

Need to send "Ctrl+ Alt + Del" to a remote Windows  10 PC over Chrome Remote Desktop. However, the "Ctrl + Alt +Del" is being captured by Windows 11 even if the remote desktop window is on full screen. How can I send the command to the remote Windows 10 rather than my local Windows 11? Thanks for any suggestions!

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How to send the "Ctrl+ Alt+Del" command in Chrome Remote Desktop

You can't send "Ctrl+ Alt + Del" to the remote PC by hitting the keys as they are captured by your local computer. To send the command to the remote computer through Chrome Remote Desktop, 3 easy ways are presented in the following content.

Way 1. Choose the "Press 'Ctrl+Alt+Del'"option in remote session

Actually, CRD offers a shortcut of "Ctrl + Alt +Del" and you don't need to press the three keys at the same time. After connecting to the remote computer using CRD, you can click the drop menu on the right. Then, a list that with Press "Ctrl + Alt + Del" pops up. Click the option and you can send the command to the remote machine. Then you are able to open Task Manager, switch user, and so on.

Press Ctrl+ Alt + Del

Way 2. Send CTRL ALT DEL through Configure Key Mapping

If the option isn't working, you can click “Configure Key mappings”.

Chrome Toolbar

Then, you can use End key to replace DEL key, so click New Mapping and enter “Delete” in the “from” field, and enter “END” in the “To” field.

Configure key mapping

After saving change, try to use "Ctrl+ Alt + End" combination to see if it works. Not only that, you can change other keys to realize other combinations during a remote connection with Chrome Remote Desktop.

Way 3. CRD Sends CTRL ALT DEL through on-screen keyboard

Step 1. After the connection is successfully established, click the search bar and type” on-screen keyboard”. Click On-Screen Keyboard in Best match and then the on-screen keyboard will appear.

Search on-screen keyboard

Step 2. Press Ctrl and Alt on your physical keyboard and click Del on your on-screen keyboard with your mouse. Then you can realize Ctrl+ Alt + Del command during a remote connection.

On-screen keyboard

An alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop: send CTRL+ALT+DEL with 1-click 

If you encounter Chrome Remote Desktop is not working and you can’t fix it or you are just not willing to do the extra operations to realize Ctrl+Alt+Del combination, you can choose another remote access application. AnyViewer, free and stable remote access software, helps you control one computer with another. It has a toolbar during remote connection, which contains multiple common commands. You can lock, restart, and shut down the host computer with just a click. Not only that, but you can also open Task Manager and CMD through this toolbar. Please feel free to download it.

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Note: To start the remote sessions from iOS device, you can also download AnyViewer iOS edition from Apple Store. 

Step 1. Sign up for an AnyViewer account and then sign in to this account on the two computers. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically. 

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2.   On the client computer,  go to "Device", click the PC that you need to control, and click "Remote control" to achieve remote connection with one click. 


Step 3. Now the remote control is successfully established. You can find Ctrl + Alt + Del under the "Operation" option.

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This post tells two ways to realize CTRL+ALT+DEL combination during Chrome Remote Desktop connection.  If you get tired of those tedious procedures, another free but easy-to-use remote access application—AnyViewer is recommended for you.