I want to use VNC for classroom training purposes. so I want multiple users (students) to be able to view my shared desktop, but I only want them to view. ie not change anything. I looked at the VNC docs but couldn't see anything obvious.

  • Which VNC server? RealVNC?
    – slhck
    Feb 3, 2012 at 11:49
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    Most VNC servers have obvious checkboxes for read only modes.
    – sinni800
    Feb 3, 2012 at 12:14

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With RealVNC, there are tick boxes under the "Inputs" tab of the server properties that you can uncheck to prevent input from clients.

  • Accept pointer events from clients
  • Accept keyboard events from clients
  • Accepts clipboard updates from clients

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