As the title states, whilst using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection from my Mac to office PC I have encountered the following problems:

  1. Tab key not doing anything
  2. Space not working, instead only Shift+Space works for some reason (an issue when typing anything)

All other keys are working normally and everything else works normally except these 2 keys. I have tried Razor BlackWidow v3 and Magic Keyboard (that came with my iMac M1). The same issues occur for both keyboards while I'm working on my remote PC from my iMac.

EDIT: Ok, it appears that Spacebar triggers Left Mouse Button

  • Check your accessibility preferences to make sure Full Keyboard Access is turned OFF Jan 20, 2022 at 14:36
  • Thank you! It appears that did the trick :)
    – Wombat
    Jan 20, 2022 at 14:56

1 Answer 1


Space not working often means that you have Full Keyboard Access (part of Accessibility Preferences) turned on by mistake.

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