I found out that when I press the
Insert key on the client I will block the OS X VNC server by putting it in a "help mode" where you get the question mark mouse cursor.
The mouse works but I cannot use the keyboard anymore.
- Reconnecting using VNC does not help
- Normal keyboard is working fine on the mac
The only solution in addition to relogin was to stop the VNC server on mac using:
After few seconds it will restart by itself and it will work.
I don't like current workaround and looking for something better.
Tested with these versions of the VNC client and all put the VNC server in the question mark mode, requiring service restart:
- Ultr@VNC 18.104.22.168
- RealVNC 4.1.3
I know that the problem is caused by the different/bad implementation of the VNC protocol in the server but do you need an workaround?