Questions tagged [realvnc]

The 'realvnc' tag is for reporting problems with the Real VNC product, which supports remote interaction with a desktop. Please specify your operating system, Real VNC server and/or viewer versions, and any other relevant environment details.

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RealVNC viewer cannot currently show the desktop (RASPBERRY PI4)

I tried everything, changing resolution, forcing HDMI output, pi auto login. Nothing seems to work. Using Raspberry Pi 4. (Version 11.3, bullseye 64bit OS)
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realvnc username was not recognized or password incorrect

When I login using vncviewer to vnc server it doesn't give me a user name in the login prompt, just a password. If I enter the password it won't log me in. I thought it might have a default username ...
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How to enable copy and paste for VNCViewer and VNC server of QEMU?

The VNC server is launched by QEMU 6.1.0 on Ubuntu, the QEMU being built without any special parameters: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda ubuntu.qcow -m 1500 VNC server running on ::1:5900 The VNC Viewer is ...
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How to switch out of RealVNC VNC Viewer fullscreen mode with single shortcut?

I would like to switch out of VNC Viewer with keyboard, leaving it in fullscreen mode. Is it possible? I don't want to press F8 then use Alt-TAB or mouse (two shortcuts) to leave and then use another ...
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Cannot sign in to VNCServer with Home subscription on CentOS 7

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to sign in with my RealVNC account on Linux. Whenever I execute vncserver it prompts me to run vnclicense to license the program, but I do not have an ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop on Raspberry Pi after wifi has changed

I am using VNC remote desktop on a raspberry pi 4 that is currently set up to run on my home WIFI network. This part works fine. The problem I have is trying to change the WIFI network on the pi and ...
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how do I install realvnc-vnc-server on Ubuntu linux Groovy?

Installing real-vnc-vncserver from deb file downloaded from Realvnc.com fails due to missing a dependency. This seems to be missing libgcc1 which is not available on Groovy (20.10) There is a libgcc-...
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No option to login to RealVNC Viewer

I have been using RealVNC Viewer to login to my remote desktop. Today I switched to a new laptop, but when I installed VNC Viewer on this new laptop, I do not see an option to login? I have the same ...
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Frequent BSOD on Windows 10 VNC Server

I'm using RealVNC server v6.7.2 x64 home edition and ever since I started using it, my laptop that is the VNC server has been randomly displaying a "blue screen of death" and then shutting ...
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Why does RealVNC Server Windows credential fail after domain join?

I'm deploying computers with VNC server installed. Prior to domain joining, I am able to VNC into the PCs using a local admin account. After domain joining the PCs, I am no longer able to VNC into the ...
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Raspberry Pi, RealVNC, how to change mouse cursor from an x to an arrow

The Raspberry Pi is running Raspbian Buster and VNC Server 6.7.1. The Pi is headless. I connect to the Pi from a Windows 10 machine via VNC Viewer 6.20.529 (r42646) x64 (May 29 2020 13:14:30). All is ...
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How to Send control+option from Windows client to Mac VNC Screen Sharing?

I need to be able to send control+option+arrows from Windows client to Mac with vnc screen sharing enabled. However, RealVNC sends command key when I press alt key. According to the page below, it's ...
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How to setup RealVNC Server Home subscription without GUI on Ubuntu 18.04?

I acquired the .deb file from https://www.realvnc.com/download/file/vnc.files/VNC-Server-6.7.1-Linux-x64.deb. I installed using dpkg. I cannot add a license key as I have a home subscription. I only ...
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RealVNC: Connection only works if I sign in with my home account

I want to make all computers in my network accessable through the RealVNC server - for devices in the network. Unfortunately the connection only works if I'm signed in to my RealVNC Home account at ...
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Windows 10 RealVNC Viewer "The connection closed unexpectedly"

Suddenly I got this error message when I try to connect to already working connections: The connection closed unexpectedly So, it is not really network issue: When I boot in safe mode with ...
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How can I get RealVNC to accept incoming connections in Windows 10?

I have a system with XP, Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 10. With RealVNC 4.1.3 installed on all machines I can remote in to every machine except for the Win 10. On the Win 10 machine I can connect ...
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MacOS Sierra cannot access AWS Ubuntu Desktop via RealVNC client and SSH tunneling

I need to access Ubuntu Desktop 18.x on AWS from my Mac. I have used putty and and am able to connect via ssh. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-vnc-on-...
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RealVNC GPO Install not showing in systray

Have installed RealVNC 6.3.2 on a test PC using the GPO Computer Configuration. However when it is deployed to the test machine, I can see VNC Server in the start menu (doesn't produce any dialog box ...
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(Real)VNC Viewer Dual/Multiple Display at remote pc - toggle display?

VNC is a great tool. However with multiple monitors either on client or on server its a bit sub-optimal. fi. if the server features 2 monitors and the client 2 you got one single window in the viewer ...
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How to toggle between the windows of native desktop and windows within vnc viewer? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 10 Operating System, and i have installed VNC Viewer 6.7 on top of it. And using VNC Viewer, i will be connecting to a remote server running some *nix flavor of OS. So again there ...
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What are commands that you can send to vncaddrbook?

I was looking at REALVNC today and I noticed there's a program called vncaddrbook.exe, I looked at the -help and noticed that you can specify [COMMAND] but I can't find what commands can be specified ...
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Realvnc changes keyboard layout when connecting to Mac OS High Sierra

I am running a guest macos High Sierra as virtual OS in Virtualbox. To access the guest from host (also High Sierra) I can use : Virtualbox gui macos built in screen sharing with vnc://path/to/guest/...
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RealVNC - SSMS - Application Menu does not work

When using RealVNC Viewer for remote connection I can't use SSMS' Menu. When clicking, for example, File, only thing it does is highlight if. But the drop-down menu doesn't work. Tested with other ...
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How to prevent RealVNC from scaling the display based on windows scaling option?

RealVNC does not present the window to to actual size but present a size computed based on 'scale' factor set in windows. For example say my display resolution is 1920x1080. And my remote PC is also ...
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Cannot connect to RealVNC on MacOS over local network (cloud works)

So I have a Mac mini which I primarily use to run builds on. I have been using its built in vnc server for about a week but it is painfully slow, and for some reason takes a good 2 minutes to ...
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How do I remove Real VNC from Kubuntu 16.04 if the packages are not listed?

Real VNC is installed on my system, which is Kubuntu 16.04. I am sure it is there, since the software starts when I start my computer. I wish to remove it, so I tried: sudo apt-get purge realvnc-vnc-...
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Access remote Windows PC command line without launching full remote desktop?

Is there a way to log into a remote Windows PC and access that PC's command prompt without launching "Remote Desktop"? Note that installing servers/services on the remote PC, which would run without ...
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TigerVNC viewer: no matching security types

I'm trying to remote control the desktop of a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Jessie) from a Samsung Chromebook (ARM Arch Linux). The VNC server running on the Pi is RealVNC. The VNC viewer on the Chromebook ...
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Cannot configure VNC Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

I installed the VNC Connect 6.0.2 software tool on a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine. The install completed without any issue and I can launch the VNC Client tool, however I cannot see the VNC ...
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RealVNC on Mac OS accessing Linux box – how to switch between Spaces?

I'm running Debian 8 with XFCE. Most of the time I'm accessing this box via VNC from my Mac (with El Capitan) using the RealVNC client. The client is set to full screen, so that it gets its own space ...
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RealVNC Logging on Windows

I'd like to see who WAS connected using RealVNC to a specific machine, running Windows 2008 server R2 64bit. Is it in the event viewer? Where exactly? Is logging turned on by default?
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Trouble installing VNC

I got the following error when I tried to install realVNC: I found some advice to not install Windows Mirror Driver, but the installer didn't give that option - so I tried to use the /NOMIRRORDRIVER ...
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How to wake up a locked screen remotely? vnc viewer: send C-A-D doesn't work

I am remotely controlling a windows pc by VNC viewer. Unfortunately, the screen of that pc is locked up, though the system is still running. So I can see how the programs on it running, but I cannot ...
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Unable to install RealVNC (debian compatible) in Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install RealVNC in Ubuntu 15.04 while I use command dpkg -i <realvncinstallerfile>.deb but I get following errors while installation. Preparing to unpack VNC-Server-5.2.3-Linux-...
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Cannot log into RealVNC server running on Ubuntu

I successfully installed RealVNC Server on 2 instances of Ubuntu. Authorized and started. I then ran RealVNC Viewer from Windows, and was asked for username and password. Tried logging in using my ...
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RealVNC Viewer: How can I escape from the remote desktop screen by using keys?

I often use RealVNC Viewer to connect to remote VNC desktops served by RealVNC Server, Tight VNC Server, X11VNC... etc. When connected, all pressed hotkeys are passed to (captured by) the remote ...
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VNC - two users at same time

I've set up VNC on my desktop (Linux) and I'm not sure how to configure it so that there can be two users using the desktop at the same time? Is VNC the correct tool for this or will it only allow one ...
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VNC Viewer showing black cursor in visual studio with black color theme

(I asked on Web and Server fault exchanges and they told me to post this here) I'm trying to read/write code remotely in VS2013 through VNC Viewer. I'm using a color theme in VS that has a black ...
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RealVNC: remote screen resolution changes when switching monitor off

I am using RealVNC at work to connect to a remote PC. When not working on that PC directly, I prefer to keep the monitor off. However when the monitor is off, RealVNC Server reduces to reduce the ...
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Get the password to autosave in RealVNC viewer without creating shortcuts or using the address book

Is it possible to get passwords to autosave in RealVNC viewer without creating shortcuts or using the address book? Right now I use the address book: Connect to the remote computer with IP ...
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How to set up unique x-server instance for each vnc login

I'm trying to set up a server for analysing MEG data where it's possible for multiple users to simultaneously run unique instances of Matlab on unique X instances. We have 32 gb ram and an SSD, so I'm ...
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how to login to RealVNC automatically(without giving user/password every time)

any idea how to login to RealVNC automatically(without giving user/password every time). like how we can login to putty: putty.ext username@11.222.43.64 -pw password
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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No windows when I connect to my old Mac Mini via VNC

I wanted to reactivate my old Mac Mini (from 2007, OS X Lion 10.7.5) to use it for some server testing stuff. As I don't want to add another monitor, keyboard and mouse to my desktop, I want to ...
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What does a display "Mirror Driver" do?

I have two mirror drivers showing up in Device Manager (in Windows), from RealVNC and UltraVNC. What exactly does a mirror/hook display driver (adapter?) do? I'm curious about the actual mechanism(s) ...
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VNC: connection timeout

I have realvnc, the vnc server was giving some errors yesterday but i fixed them. I forwarded my ports My settings are correct Still i get connection timeout I turned off my firewall, tried again, ...
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How do I prevent VNC from automatically coping selected text?

Whenever I select any text the text is immediately copied to the clipboard without me explicitly issuing copy text command. How do I fix this bug or feature? I am using RealVNC client. The server is ...
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How can control the color depth for RealVNC on Macintosh?

I'm running RealVNC enterprise edition 5 on Macintosh but what is normally a grey background of my editor window is now a pink or purple color. It almost looks as if the color depth is limited to 256 ...
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VNC Won't wake up my windows 7 laptop

I have a laptop running windows 7. It is running realVNC server. I have a mac that I want to use to connect to it. When the PC is awake, it works fine. However, when the PC is asleep, the viewer just ...
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VNC server is running but I cannot connect to it using VNC viewer

I have installed VNC server on CentOS 5.8 and it is running, but I cannot connect to it using VNC viewer. I get the following error message: connect: Connection timed out(10060) What could be the ...
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