Some of the features of Interpine’s Cloud Computing services means you are logging into a remote desktop session.   This gives you access to applications and features such as ESRI ArcMap, ATLAS GeoMaster, Office 2013, PSLog and more.   This article aims to provide you with an orientation of this environment.
The Remote Desktop
This is a familiar Microsoft Windows operatings system environment, it is that simple.   All your software which you have selected as part of your cloud service is available to you on the desktop or from the start menu, and task bar.   You can also be comfortable that it is locked down and secure, with ESET virus protection and no access to anything you do not need.
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Shortcut Keys for a Remote Desktop Session
When using a remote desktop session it is useful to know about several shortcut keys when allow you to interact and differientate between your local computer and the remote desktop.

 

​Keys ​Description and Use
​ALT+PAGE UP ​Switches between programs from left to right.
ALT+PAGE DOWN​ ​Switches between programs for right to left.
​ALT+INSERT ​Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.
ALT+HOME​ ​Displays the Start menu.
CTRL+ALT+BREAK​ ​Switches the client between full-screen mode and window mode.
CTRL+ALT+END​ ​Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.
ALT+DELETE​ ​Displays the Windows menu.
CTRL+ALT+MINUS SIGN (-)​
​Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the Remote Desktop Session
Host (RD Session Host) server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).
CTRL+ALT+PLUS SIGN (+)
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​Places a snapshot of the entire client windows area on the RD Session Host server clipboard(provides the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on the local computer).