Fix Remote Desktop Black Screen

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Every once in a while I’ll try to log into a server and get what I call the Remote Desktop Black Screen of Death. No matter how many times I log out, log in, try to switch resolutions, etc. I could never defeat it. Fortunately I just discovered a simple solution: hit the Remote Desktop equivalent of Control+Alt+Delete, which is Control+Alt+End.

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