Remote Desktop Windows 7 - Keystrokes opening unwanted windows

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and Remote Desktop to it from Windows XP.

Trying the basics, and I cannot even rename a folder because as soon as a letter acts as a shortcut, I get an unwanted window coming up.

eg: using Windows Explorer, create a new folder and attempt to rename it, and  - typing R brings up the 'run program' window, rather than 'just' being the letter r in the rename field...

Touch typing a complex name results in a mass of chaotic window opening, not exactly desirable...

... [note: just went back to 're create' the issue and confirm keystrokes, and now it's fine ... still, it happened, and hardly encouraging before I put the 'server' pc to bed and ditch its keyboard mouse and display]

Any hints/thoughts as to how that occurred, and will it re-occur?

Display style was Windows Classic - yes, I'm old and old-fashioned, pre-iPod.

Cheers,

Andrew Mather
 

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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 2,359 Applies to:
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Hi,
Welcome to Microsoft answers.

It may be possible that the "Windows logo" key would have been pressed accidentally.
Shortcut keys work along with the windows logo key such as "Windows + E" brings up explorer, "windows + R" brings up run prompt etc. 

This could be the reason.

For more information, I suggest you to refer this links:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-to-another-computer-using-Remote-Desktop-Connection

What types of Remote Desktop connections should I allow? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-types-of-Remote-Desktop-connections-should-I-allow

Use command line parameters with Remote Desktop Connection

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Use-command-line-parameters-with-Remote-Desktop-Connection

Let us know if you have any issues. 

Thanks and Regards,
Azam - Microsoft Support.

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