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TightVNC cannot exit full screen in Windows7

TightVNC allows us to make a remote session full-screen, so that the remote screen takes up our entire monitor. Under Windows XP, to "restore" (un-maximize) a full-screen session back into a windowed ...
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What is the difference between xtightvncviewer and vncviewer?

What is the difference between xtightvncviewer and vncviewer? These two commands seem to do the same thing on Ubuntu and answer to the -version option as TightVNC Viewer version 1.3.9.
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How can I share a single application window with TightVNC?

I am looking for a tool that allows single window sharing using VNC. From the TightVNC what's new page under TightVNC 1.3dev1, Win32 development (unstable) version, it says Implemented partial ...
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TightVNC server not listening for connections

When I start TightVNC in Windows and I put the mouse over the taskbar icon it says that TightVNC server is not listening for connections. Edit: It started listening to connection again, and is ...
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Is there any way to disable “Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow” notification/action in Windows 7 when using VNC?

Whenever I access my Windows 7 (Professional, 64-bit) desktop through a VNC client (TightVNC on laptop or VNC Viewer on iPhone), Windows pops up the "Windows has detected your computer's performance ...
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Is it possible to paste the Windows clipboard in TightVNC

My VPS provider gave me VNC credentials which I can use to connect to my VPS. After TightVNC Viewer connects, I want to be able to paste my password. There are a number of buttons on the toolbar, for ...
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Xcode view doesn't fully update over VNC

I use UltraVNC to work on my Mac remotely, and I've noticed that Xcode 4.2 doesn't fully refresh over VNC. The rectangle (shown below) that shows the current status of Xcode underneath the current ...
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VNC authentication failure

I try to connect to my vncserver running on CentOs from home computer, behind firewall. I have installed Win7 and Ubuntu both on this machine. I have an error: VNC conenction failed: vncserver too ...
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How to create TightVNC server “Attach Listening Viewer” shortcut?

When You need to connect remotely to someone's desktop, and his computer is behind a NAT, You can use reverse VNC connection. You do it by using TightVNC Server's "Attach Listening Viewer" option. It ...
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unable to connect to a mac mini running the normal desktop sharing from Ubuntu using TightVNC Java

I am attempting to VNC into a Mac Mini 2010 from an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I've tried RealVNC, gtkvncviewer and TightVNC java. Tight vnc is the only one that gives me a password prompt. I've been told ...
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TightVNC virtual desktop on windows

I connect to my windows vista machine that runs TightVNC server. I want to set things up so that, the person who connects via VNC can use a separate desktop and another person can work on the machine ...
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How to view TightVNC recordings

TightVNC allows you to record VNC sessions. It saves them in fbs files. I'm trying to playback these files. There does not appear to be anything that can play these that come with TightVNC. All my ...
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How to get TightVNC to capture keystrokes

TightVNC works fantastically for me, with low latency, high resolution, etc. But when trying to do everyday work, I can't manage to use keyboard shortcuts like Alt-Tab because they get capture by ...
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Connect Android to PC with TightVNC and AndroidVNC

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 to my PC using AndroidVNC (for the Android) and TightVNC (for the PC), or any other combination of software to VNC. So far I have managed to port forward ports 5500, ...
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TightVNC grey screen?

I'm trying to help my mom remotely with some PC problems. She's not too computer savvy, so to keep the firewall stuff on my side of things, I tried to use a reverse VNC connection: On my machine, I ...
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VNC, How can I connect to my Mac with RealVNC, it works with TighVNC, connection aborted 10053?

I'm trying to connect to my Mac Mini (its running Snow Leopard) from my Windows XP Laptop. I've managed it with no problem and no changes to any of the settings with TightVNC. In RealVNC, I've ...
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TightVNC while an RDP session is running

I have TightVNC Server (v. 2.7.10) running on my computer (Windows 8.1 Professional). When I am physically at the computer, others can see my screen using a VNC client. However, when I RDP into my ...
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setting up tightvnc for 8 bit pixels

I am running tightvnc. On both the server and client I used -depth 8. Despite this, when I start the session, the viewer program at the client prints this information which seems to indicate that 32 ...
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Best TightVNC settings to connect to Snow Leopard from Win7

I have a Macbook that I use for iOS development. I would like to use my Windows 7 machine which has multiple monitors to do "remote" development. What I mean is I want to be able to utilize one of the ...
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Port forwarding for TightVNC with only ssh port?

I wish to be able to connect to my windows box with VNC. I installed TightVNC and freesshd. I set up TightVNC to serve on 5899, and freesshd to serve on 2223. (TightVNC advice on port forwarding.) ...
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vncserver too many security failures

I have installed Win7 and Ubuntu both on this machine. When I try to connect to my vncserver running on CentOS from my home computer behind a firewall, I get an error: VNC conenction failed: ...
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TV tuner + video streaming over VNC

I have a dell precision laptop, with Nvidia graphics card. I am able to watch TV on it using a TV tuner card. I installed TightVNCserver on it, and am able to connect to it locally through a second ...
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VNC Playing video

I'm watching videos with VLC & Media Player through a TV. I'm controlling the pc using VNC via a laptop. My problem is that if the video is being played, it comes through on the vnc client (the ...
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Killing VNC Process Manually

I'm looking for a way to reset the display counter for VNC to :1. What has happened is that my server has been restarted without killing the VNC processes first and upon reboot and then starting ...
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Turn off local monitor when TightVNC connection is active

TightVNC does not have an option to turn off (or stand-by) the monitor when a client is remotely administering the server. Is there any way to keep the windows system from waking the monitor when ...
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Kubuntu desktop not showing after adding tightvnc server as a service

I installed tightvnc. It was working well when started manually. I then made it a service using this post as a guide (Automatically start VNC server on startup). Since then, when I start a session, ...
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ChunkVNC gives error while compiling winvnc.exe

I have installed ChunkVNC_3_3_1 . When i use compiler.exe and create exe files it gives error like WARNING : Running WinVNC without setting a password is a dangerous security risk! Until you set a ...
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VNC connection over SSH Tunnel with “middleman” server (Windows Viewer to Mac Server)

I NEED HELP! So I have a windows 8 PC (vnc viewer) and a iMac 10.8 Mountain Lion (vnc server) and a middleman server running ubuntu on a DMZ (all ports open). Both computers are behind a firewall ...
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Configuring tightvnc to launch a program on startup

I'm following this how-to ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=541656&highlight=ssh+vncviewer ) and managed to connect to the desktop. Unfortunately, all I see is the Ubuntu background. I ...
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How to ENABLE notification that your computer Window 7 PC is being monitored via TightVNC?

I'm using TightVNC in a classroom situation, and I want the little pop up notification to appear on the students PC's letting them know when the teacher has remoted into their machine or is monitoring ...
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The remote desktop screen is always a grey background

I used the methods described in this page and this one to connect to the Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance using remote desktop. But I always got a grey background shown in this image: The log file in ...
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Is there a way to get tightvnc to host the native display :0?

tightvncserver starts up just fine using :1, :2, etc, None of the control the default X Server on the monitor itself. If I change it to :0 I get this error A VNC server is already running as :0 If ...
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tigervnc shortcut to server

I'm using TigerVnc to connect to my local server on lan enviroenment. I doubleclick on the TigerVnc viewer, a windows asking the server IP open up, I write the ip addres and then connect. There is any ...
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Working with VNC / RDP and VPN together

My question here is an exact duplicate of the one posted here except that I am asking this question specific to Nortel VPN Client and RDP (Remote Desktop) I am connecting to a Virtual Server via ...
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How do I get `tightvnc` to report the version number on Ubuntu?

How do I get tightvnc to report the version number on Ubuntu? The website tightvnc does not offer any linux documentation; only Windows. I am using the version installed by apt-get install ...
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Mirror second monitor?

Can I configure TightVNC or any other VNC server for Windows XP to mirror the second monitor via VNC?
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Win7 Aero disabled due to mirror drivers following TightVNC use, cannot re-enable

I recently installed TightVNC, and used it to access my desktop from my phone. When I did so, my desktop reported that Aero had been disabled due to an application being run that didn't support it. I ...
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TightVNC and Vista yields “VNC server closed connection”

I have forwarded the port 5900 for TightVNC. I have TightVNC 2.0 Beta4 installed on my Windows Vista machine. I then try to connect from an Arch Linux box: [earlz@earlzarch ~]$ vncviewer ...
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X11vnc server full screen?

I installed X11vnc sever with Kali Linux using this guide: http://hezik.nl/remote-control-your-raspberry-pi-running-kali-linux-using-vnc-server/ The only problem is when I use tightvnc viewer, I do ...
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Plain remote Linux desktop on my VNC Viewer?

So for some reason my VNC Viewer is not showing any desktop icons on the remote Linux. I remember it first happened after I clicked on the button "Quit this session". I am using putty as a terminal ...
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tightVnc Viewer: no connection could be made

I have a VPS running ubuntu 14.10, I correctly installed VNC which ran fine for one day. However yesterday when I tried to connect to my VNC using tightvnc viewer it said no connection could be made ...
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TightVNC Server in a computer with two network connections

I have installed TightVNC as a server on my work PC, it has two network connections: 1- A LAN connection to a router for business server without Internet. 2- A WiFi connection to a router for ...
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Clipboard interaction not working : lubuntu-desktop, lightdm, tightvnc, mac

Server OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 trusty To get a VNC service up and running, I followed directions I found here. This installed lubuntu-desktop ( lightdm ) and tightvnc server. I can connect up to the ...
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How to change 'default resolution' of Windows 8 computer (without monitor, connected over VNC)?

I'm trying to connect to a bunch of servers (all running Windows 8) remotely using VNC. I only have one spare monitor to share between several servers, and when I start one up without the monitor ...
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How to share several desktop areas of one host to different clients

I'd like to set up the following screen sharing configuration: There are several areas of a screen shared so that each individual viewer (client = "Slave") connects to a different area only (and ...
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Working xstartup for Linux Mint 17

Could someone post a copy of a working xstartup file for Linux Mint 17 for TightVNCServer? I've botched mine pretty bad, and never configured the original correctly. hangs head Cinnamon is my ...
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Linux session restarts when VNC viewer is closed

I open TightVNC Viewer on Windows and connect to my Linux machine. I am able to connect to the machine and see the login screen. I log in, start a console and launch a command that takes a long time ...
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VNC resolution mismatch

I am running vncserver on Ubuntu with vncserver -geometry 1920x1080 (the same resolution as my Windows 8 laptop) Then I access the server using TightVNC Viewer, which is full screen and set to 100% ...
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Can't Connect To VNC Server Through One Specific Wireless Access Point

I hope somebody can help me make sense of this: I have wireless access on my home router. In another part of the house, I have a wireless access point connected to my LAN (because it was out of range ...
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TightVNC extremely low framerate over 200 megabit network

I'm trying to use TightVNC to remotely control a virtual machine over LAN. The problem is, the frame-rate I'm getting is awful. I'm getting around one frame per second. It surprises me that I would ...