Annoying Sticky-Key issue while using RDP from a LogMeIn Free session

This really annoying problem has been happening recently more and more. In case you haven’t came across this problem – lucky you i say. But i guess otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. Hard to tell which side is to blame, but this is not about pointing fingers.

Long story short, you log in to your LogMeIn Free account and start Remote Control a Windows Server 2012 system. Than you want to want to connect to another server/computer on the same network, so you bring up Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection client, type in the computer name and click Connect. The moment you attempt to use the SHIFT key, this annoying Sticky Key prompt will come up:

Logmein Sticky Keys

Logmein Sticky Keys

And it will keep happening every time you press that SHIFT key. You might try to change the settings in the Ease of Access Center, but to no avail.

But here’s a little secret, that can save you a little bit of the sanity you have left. I admit this work-around is a result of pure luck. I accidentally miss–clicked once, that led to this discovery.┬áJust when you want to start typing in the keyboard (and i hope you use some capitals and special characters), just resize the RDP window – you know that little middle icon on the right top side of the window.

Resiz RDP Window

Resize RDP Window

Once you do that, no more annoying sticky keys! After you log in, you can maximize the windows again, and work away.

And just a side note – if you are logged in, this doesn’t seem to be happening any more.

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One Response to Annoying Sticky-Key issue while using RDP from a LogMeIn Free session

  1. Yeah, LogMeIn is pretty slick. It used to be my favourite, but now I prefer RHUB for its better security and its appliance gives you everything in one setup.