10.1. Sun Ray Client Hot Keys

For a Sun Ray Client, there are a number of predefined hot keys that can trigger an activity or event on a client, which are shown in Table 10.1, “Sun Ray Client Hot Keys”. The key sequences can be either a Sun-specific key combination (using keys that might exist only on Sun keyboards) or by an alternative key combination that does not require Sun-specific keys.

The activities controlled by these hot keys are specific to a Sun Ray Client. Desktop software running in the Sun Ray session might provide a separate keyboard shortcut facility that provides additional hot keys for desktop activities, perhaps including the ability to launch certain programs.

By default,the alternative prefix key combinations are Ctrl-Pause and Ctrl-Shift-Alt-Meta. The Ctrl-Pause key sequence is used throughout this documentation. The Ctrl-Shift-Alt-Meta key combination can be changed through the Advanced menu of the Configuration GUI (Enter Alternative STOP modifiers) or the stopkeys keyword in the .parms file. It can be set to any combination of the four keys, but at least two must be used.


The Meta key has different names on different keyboards: on a PC keyboard, it is the "Windows" key, and on a Mac keyboard, it is the "Command" key.

Table 10.1. Sun Ray Client Hot Keys

Sun-specific Hot Key

Non-Sun Hot Key




Audio mute and unmute.



Decreases the audio volume.



Increases the audio volume.

Mute-Softer-Louder or Stop-N


Displays the Sun Ray Client's MAC and IP addresses and server IP address.

Ctrl-Power or Stop-A


Power cycles the Sun Ray Client. On a Sun keyboard the Power key carries a crescent moon glyph and is positioned at the top right corner of the keyboard.



Clears any local configuration data on the Sun Ray Client.



Enables or disables the On-Screen Display (OSD) troubleshooting icons when a Sun Ray Client boots.

Stop-S or Stop-M

Ctrl-Pause-S or Ctrl-Pause-M

Opens the Configuration GUI to modify how to initialize the client. The Configure GUI must be enabled on the client.



Shows the Sun Ray Client's model, MAC address, and firmware version.



Terminates a session. This hot key cannot be reconfigured to another value, but it can be disabled. For details, see the utxconfig man page.



Terminates the process that has taken control of the X server.

There are also hot keys to used to launch the utsettings or utdetach Sun Ray utilities. You can configure these hot key sequences through your $HOME/.utslaunch.properties file, or these can be set by the administrator at the site-wide bases. See Section 10.10, “Configuring the Utility Hot Keys” for details.