I am trying to log into my PC at work from my Mac. It requires Control + Alt + Delete key combination to login.

How do I do it from my Mac?

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    if you are using Microsoft Remote Desktop it is Ctrl-Alt-Insert, you may need a PC keyboard to do that particular combination. Sep 3 '18 at 15:44

Depends on how you're controlling the remote PC. On most remote control software, you select "Ctrl-Alt-Del" from the menu to send the command to the remote PC.

The option key on the mac keyboard is also labeled alt and there is usually a delete key, too on larger / external keyboards.


With MS Remote Desktop Connection, fn+Ctrl+Alt+Del works fine.

  • With which Remote Access application?
    – nohillside
    Jul 9 '20 at 13:25
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    @nohillside - I presume MS RDC, for short keyboards without a true Delete key Fn/Backspace == 'true' Delete. On an extended keyboard, just Ctrl/Opt/Delete works just fine.
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 9 '20 at 14:41
  • @nohillside MS Remote Desktop Connection
    – traday
    Jul 9 '20 at 19:43

Following keyboard shortcut worked for me:


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