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Remote Desktop for OS X that's better than VNC?

iRapp was my favorite fast screen sharing server for OS X, but they went bankrupt around June 2016 and their license server was taken down at some point. As of around Oct 2, 2016 my license for iRapp ...
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Setting display resolution beyond 1024x768 with headless Windows 10?

I experienced something similar when trying to stream from a computer that only had network and power connected; here's what worked for me (source): Open regedit, navigating to HKLM\SYSTEM\...
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Remmina: Unknown authentication scheme from VNC server: 13, 5, 6, 130, 192

A bit neater write up on the same under the link below. Tested against default VNC server on Raspberry Pi 3 running Debian 11 (Bullseye). https://docs.linuxconsulting.mn.it/notes/remmina-vnc-raspberry ...
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vnc viewer error: unable connect to socket: Connection refused (111)

Also you might want to try this option: -localhost no The command that works for me is: vncserver -localhost no -geometry 800x600 -depth 24 The idea is to have vncserver listen on the network ...
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How to change screen resolution of VNC server without restarting it?

With TigerVNC Windows VNC client (viewer) auto resolution works out of the box. No need to set anything anywhere, on the client or on the server. When you first connect to your server, the resolution ...
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Setting display resolution beyond 1024x768 with headless Windows 10?

It appears that with recent Windows versions the regedit paths had changed. Keys starting with SIMULATED are no longer showing up, but NOEDID are the ones to use (as of October 2020). I managed to set ...
Adrian Rosoga's user avatar
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How can I make VNC faster?

Try to use this: -snapfb Instead of polling the X display framebuffer (fb) for changes, periodically copy all of X display fb into main memory and examine that copy for changes. Under some ...
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VNC server configuration for multi-monitor support

The trick here is to generate a virtual monitor on the server, place it in relation to the real monitor wherever you would like it to be, then instruct VNC to use that portion of the total monitor (...
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No mouse cursor when no physical mouse device plugged in

You can try turn on mouse keys feature (when it enabled mouse cursor always is always displayed): Open Control Panel Open Ease of Access Center Click Make the mouse easier to use Click on the Turn on ...
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How to get color-depth or pixel desnity right for a remote desktop to CentOS using VNCServer?

Have you tried changing the viewer's picture quality settings? While in a connection select the cog icon from the viewer's toolbar. Then set picture quality to High.
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Why is my VNC cursor just a dot?

I want to add some insights about Windows 10 VNC viewing. If you have trouble seeing a mouse cursor on a Windows 10 machine with no mouse attached, you can enable the "mouse control using Numpad keys" ...
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How can I configure UFW to allow VNC access to my computer from a specific IP address?

From https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/ufw-essentials-common-firewall-rules-and-commands This would be sudo ufw allow from 1.2.3.4 to any port 5900
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loosing vnc control when i run an administrator task

It sounds like the VNC server is running in User Mode and can only interact with other processes running in the same (non-elevated) context as the logged on user. As a result, VNC cannot interact with ...
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Remmina: Unknown authentication scheme from VNC server: 13, 5, 6, 130, 192

I tried both passwords, adding the line Authentication=VncAuth to the end of .vnc/config.d/vncserver-x11 and disabling encryption Modifying the .vnc/config.d/vncserver-x11 file changes how vncserver ...
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How do I switch in/out of fullscreen mode from the command line in RealVNC?

I'm going to go off-path a little and answer this also for the RealVNC fork TigerVNC, since they both have the same F8 context-menu. TigerVNC from v1.4.90 onwards lets you type F8 F to toggle the ...
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What's the difference between RDP vs VNC?

Adding a bit of information on other answers which I found while doing a research, RDP, RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. It is a proprietary protocol built by Microsoft to let users to ...
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No mouse cursor when no physical mouse device plugged in

So I did some testing, people have posted the correct solutions here but the order of operations makes a huge difference. Firstly some points to get right: There's kind of two ways to enable/disable ...
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How to start a VNC session with multiple monitor

I used TightVNC a lot at my last job, and most VNC solutions are based off of the open VNC standard. With the way VNC works and what you want to do, the only way to get this done is to set the ...
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TigerVNC viewer: no matching security types

Using RealVNC As user rodrunner suggested in the comments, one way to get the VNC connection going is by using RealVNC's vncviewer. Make sure to uninstall TigerVNC or any other VNC implementations ...
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Remmina: Unknown authentication scheme from VNC server: 13, 5, 6, 130, 192

I know this is an indirect solution for the above error. This will install Real VNC Viewer and use this to create a working VNC connection out of the box. However now Real VNC requires for an account ...
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How to connect to VirtualBox remote desktop client using VNC?

Quoting the Virtual Box manual: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#otherextpacks Starting with VirtualBox 4.2.0 there is another extension pack, VNC, which is open source and replaces ...
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TigerVNC viewer: no matching security types

Assuming RealVNC is not supported on the platform you are using (which is my case with arm64 Arch) I found the following solution. As root, edit the config file in /root/.vnc/config.d/vncserver-x11 ...
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How to prevent RealVNC from scaling the display based on windows scaling option?

In Windows 10, right click on the shortcut to launch your viewer. Go to properties, click the compatibility tab, click "Change high DPI settings", under High DPI scaling override, check "Override ...
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Gaming over LAN, VNC alternative?

Steam Remote Play is definitively an option. Been playing a lot of times to e.g. Rocket League. If you have good LAN connection on both sides, you are good to go. Even can plug the gamepad on laptop.
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RealVNC Viewer: How can I escape from the remote desktop screen by using keys?

I fixed this by disabling the "send special characters" setting in Real VNC's advanced settings. I use OSX, so now I can command+tab to switch to a different app.
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Moving files from one host to another (VNC)

TightVNC offers file transfer. What flavor of VNC server is installed on the remote host? Using clipboard copy and paste, open a remote file, save it as a .cmd file, and then copy/paste the contents ...
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Tight VNC saveed connections not loading

What solved the problem for me was fixing these registry keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\tvnviewer.exe\shell\open\command HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\vnc_auto_file\shell\...
Dean's user avatar
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How to prevent question mark cursor issue cause be Insert key when doing VNC to a mac?

As of 2018 (Mojave, High Sierra, etc) the VNC server is named /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/screensharingd.bundle/Contents/MacOS/screensharingd If you can remotely log in, you can ...
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