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TightVNC is a cross-platform open source remote desktop software application.

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Windows 10: Shift+Tab not working

On a Windows 10 box, I found that I can't send Shift+Tab to (at least some) applications, such as Notepad++. I am using that machine remotely via a VNC session (Remmina client under Xubuntu, the ...
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VNC authentication using certificates for Windows remote access

I have to use VNC to remote in to windows machine running Win7 or Win10. The requirement is to authenticate the client using a certificate. I am looking for a FREE tool that can provide this. But I ...
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tigervnc displays blank screen on Fedora 31

0 I have configured tigervnc-server on a Fedora Workstation and when I connect to it via either VNC Viewer from macOS, or vncviewer from another Fedora workstation, all I get is a blank screen, and ...
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How to disable clipboard function on TightVNC server

I looked at the manual of TightVNC Server but I couldn't find any option to disable clipboard function in order to block copy/paste between host machine and remote machine. I use TightVNC Server (...
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Two independent TightVNC Server (on two Windows User)

i would like to have two different vnc Servers on one Virtual Machine (Windows Server 2016) What i tried so far: I Copy the folder e.g. the Portable Version of TightVNCServer 2.7.10 into two ...
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Multiple users accessing the same Server using TightVNC [duplicate]

Suppose we have Server X and multiple people want to access/work with it using TightVNC. Is there a way for a user to access/work on the server without interfering with someone else's work? For ...
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TightVNC sometimes gets the name wrong

When attempting to connect to a machine I select the hostname from the Remote Host box, eg "RemoteComputer". However, when I connect sometimes I get an error saying "Error in TightVNC Viewer: No ...
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VNC Server not starting on mate arch linux (result = connection refused by computer in vnc viewer) on arch linux

The log file of tigervnc server has this in it: mate-session[1077]: WARNING: Could not make bus activated clients aware of DISPLAY=:1 environment variable: Could not connect: Connection refused mate-...
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TightVNC server crashes when scrolling in gedit in XFCE

I'm using TightVNC Server version 1.3.9 on a Debian Buster VM, and TightVNC Viewer version 2.8.11 on Windows 10 1709. If I Run the VNC Server using vncserver -geometry 1920x1080 and the xstartup ...
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On QEMU TightVNC, how can I make it full screen without the black borders

I'm using GNS3 with VMware and TightVNC as the terminal. Is there a way to make the terminal full screen in the monitor without the black borders (see picture) ? I know in Virtualbox I can do it by ...
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How to xstartup a fresh instance of some application

I want to open new instance of some application say "xclock" whenever I connect or reconnect to my VNC remote desktop. I tried with xstartup script but this will get invoked only once (first vnc ...
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Google Clould platform - Ubuntu VM instance Enable Sound/audio

Ive createad a ubuntu 18 LTS as vm instance on Google Cloud platform, then i installed Gui (Gnome). Then use tightvnc server and teamviewer for remote desktop access but there is no audio output on ...
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Command line options for TightVNC Viewer to autoscale and specify geometry and window placement of window?

What command line options can one one use to make a window scale when resized and also specify the place the window and how large to make the Window (not specifying the resolution of the remote screen)...
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Unlock VNC server machine from VNC client using script

On machine1 I have installed VNC server and from other machine2 using a VNC client am accessing the machine1. So if machine1 is locked on machine2 I can see the login screen and from there by entering ...
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How to setup a VNC server on Windows 10 and secure with SSH?

I need to use OpenGL on a remote Win 10 computer so can't use RDP. I also need a secure connection so VNC over SSH looks like a good solution. So far I've installed and configured OpenSSH and ...
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Cannot recconect to VNC server after disconnecting

As the title says, I'm having trouble connecting to my laptop (at home) with my surface go (on campus). I can connect fine, but after disconnecting I cannot reconnect. I found this out when I crashed ...
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How to install tightVNC on SUSE 12 SP2

I am trying to install tightvnc on (throw putty): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l) but getting this error: [DevelRepo|http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/...
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Tightvnc server keeps dropping

I have newest version tightvnc server installed on win 10 1709, strangely after a while it wont listen to remote connections.. And i had to run the tightvnc server service to get it back working. ...
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Cinnamon crashes when connect to a VNC server on Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop

I installed a VNCServer on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. And I want to connect to it via a client on Windows 10 with creating a new Cinnamon desktop. As I know, three different VNCServer can do this, they'...
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Connection Error TightVNC Server on Windows 10 Pro

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before. I'm trying to connect to my Windows 10 machine via TightVNC. I have TightVNC server installed on the Windows machine and I'm sure that the ...
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Suddenly can't connect to MacMini via TightVNC: “no security types supported”

I've been connecting to my MacMini (from Windows) for over 3 years now using TightVNC. Suddenly I get the error : TightVNC Version 2.8.11 (running on Win10) Connecting to: MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 Has ...
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Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/X11/Speedo/' not found - ignoring Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'

I got this error on my Kali Linux when I run command vncserver in terminal. I checked the fonts. But ͞ couldn't find any font named fonts Speedo and fixed
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How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform?

I am able to follow these links to configure Gnome 2 onto my VM in GCP successfully. Installing and configuring Ubuntu Desktop for Google Cloud Platform Graphical user interface (GUI) for Google ...
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How to check if anyone is connected to my laptop through TightVNC?

I have a laptop with TightVNC already installed in it. I would like to check if there is anyone connected to or accessing my laptop, how could I do this? The program TightVNC is running in my ...
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TightVNC server, running on Windows 10 ignores mouse and keyboard inputs from TightVNC viewer, running on Windows 8.1

The Setup: TightVNC server (v 2.8.8) running on Windows 10, with admin rights. TightVNC viewer (v 2.8.8) running on Windows 8.1 with admin rights. Firewall's are configured to enable local and ...
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Can I use VNC to control RDP sessions on Windows?

I would like to control RDP remote sessions on a Windows Server 2016 machine with VNC server. I tried tightVNC and UltraVNC, I use host:display syntax to connect but I can only see the "Console" ...
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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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Remote desktop not visible over LAN when using VNC (SSH tunnel confirmed to be working)

There are two machines on LAN: user@intel(server) and greg@dom(client) - both Xubuntu 18.04. The server installation/deployment was done using: user@intel:~$ sudo apt-get update user@intel:~$ sudo ...
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How to use TightVNC Java Viewer with built-in SSH to connect to an Ubuntu Google Compute Engine instance?

I am using the TightVNC Java Viewer downloaded from here: https://www.tightvnc.com/release-jviewer-2.6.php which has built-in SSH support. Using this, I would like to connect to my Google Compute ...
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How to connect to a TightVNC-server on Windows via ssh-tunnel?

I need to connect to a particular Windows machine, which is behind firewall, from a remote Unix machine. To this end I installed the TightVNC-server (2.8.8 GPL) on the Windows machine. It is set to ...
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GNS3 windows XP appliance shows blue screen

I have added a windows xp appliance to GNS3 from a working copy of a vmdk file after configuring the image as required but if open the console (TightVNC) as depicted above I am unexpectedly shocked to ...
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TightVNC Server not allowing to use -connect and -sharedisplay arguments together

I am unable to use TightVNC in reverse connection mode sharing a specified window, display region or secondary monitor. This is how I set VNCViewer to listen: tvnviewer.exe -listen At this point I ...
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Why can't I log in to a Windows system with TightVNC?

I'm using TightVNC 2.8.5, connecting with TightVNC viewer on one Windows 10 system to TightVNCserver on another Windows 10 system. If the server system is locked when the viewer connection is made, ...
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VNC clients don't work

I tried lots of VNC clients , but they didn't work . I figured out why , it's because when the client connects to the VNC server , the server takes no password . A window pops up to the client that ...
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Running vim sometimes causes vnc server to crash

I use tightvnc on Ubuntu 14.04.1. Sometimes, when I run vim, the vnc server dies. I see the following messages in my VNC log: Window manager warning: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily ...
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Purpose of TightVNC's screenhooks32.dll?

I noticed this file in the program folder and it doesn't appear it's a required file to launch TightVNC. On the other hand, when (and for what) does TightVNC use it? I did some DuckDuckGo'ing and ...
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Pre-configure TightVNC as (reverse connection) listener (service)?

Is it possible to pre-config my TightVNC service and let it act as (reverse connection) listener for a certain host, without doing this via the GUI? I've been roaming through many websites, looking ...
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Keyboard layout seems wrong only in certain windows

It seems like any textboxes in lxqt windows is using the wrong characters when typing them. For example the desktop preferences window, trying to type in a new background image file name the keyboard ...
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VNC on headless Ubuntu server

So I've been trying for the past day to get my Ubuntu server to boot to desktop without a monitor connected to it. If it doesn't boot to the desktop, the vino server won't start. Which in result makes ...
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TightVNC and ubuntu desktop not working properly

For the last days i have been experimenting a lot with remote desktops. For our company we want to install ubuntu 16.04 desktop on a headless server. I succeeded in installing tightvnc server which ...
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Grey screen appears with VNCviewer

I'm having some trouble with VNCviewer as I alwayse get a grey screen when connecting, perhaps one of this files are configured incorrectly: for my /etc/vnc/xstartup file I tried adding this at first ...
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Is there a way to extend a virtual display in Windows 10?

I have a friend who has two laptops and an external monitor. He wants to have one of the laptops connected to the monitor, while the second laptop functions as a third display for the first laptop. Is ...
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TightVNC full screen on multiple monitors?

I have a Mac, with two monitors, with Remote Management with VNC turned on. I have a Windows 10 machine, with two monitors, running TightVNC client. When I connect to the Mac, I get a wide window ...
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No mouse cursor when no physical mouse device plugged in

I have a mini PC connected to my TV with Windows 10. I "control" it with VNC. TightVNC is installed as a service on the PC. My client is Hippo LITE on iOS. This works fine when there is a mouse ...
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How to setup noVNC using TightVNC on Amazon EC2?

I have installed TightVNC on an Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008. I am able to use VNC using TightVNC viewer properly. Now I want to setup noVNC on it. How can I do that?
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TightVNC “Actively refused connection”

I am trying to use TightVNC to connect to a computer at work through a SSH Tunnel. I am using PUTTY to create the tunnel. I am on a Windows 10 Home computer and trying to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 ...
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TightVNC Access to 1&1 server denied

I have a Windows 2008 server running at 1&1 provider (1und1). Server is inaccessible. It seems a windows update is the culprit. Hardware reset did not solve it. Customer support told me to ...
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tightvncserver: How do I connect via SSH/Encryption?

I am running tightvncserver on my Linux computer in my home network. I connect to it using a Mac (also on the home network), currently running Real VNC Viewer. When I connect, I am notified that the ...
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Using longer passwords with VNC?

tightvncserver limits VNC passwords to 8 characters, and even truncates them if one tries to enter a longer password. My understanding is that this is (was?) due to compatibility issues, from what I ...
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Why can't I share the clipboard using TightVNC server on Windows from Mac's screen sharing?

I have the TightVNC server running on Windows 7 Home Edition and I'm using Screen Sharing on Mac OS X. On the Mac, the clipboard sharing button is greyed out: If I copy and paste in either OS, the ...