Disabling client computer's modifier keys

Richard Schletty rschletty "at" schletty.com
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:56:12 +0000


I installed VNCThing and tried it. Same problem. The checkbox in Options,
"Release Modifiers", doesn't seem to do anything. For example, if I'm in the
Finder and issue Command-N (new folder), VNCThing's New Session window pops
up on my client Mac. Am I unclear on the concept? Timbuktu makes it so
simple!

Furthermore, it takes 4 quick mouse clicks (not two) to open a folder or
launch a file or program from its Desktop icon. Do I have to look at another
Mac VNC Server other than ChromiVNC Server FAT?

Or is this a client problem? I'm using a USB mouse and keyboard on a Mac
G4/500.

Richard Schletty
Schletty Graphics
Design & illustration for print & web publishing.
Desktop publishing support. Network administration.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
rschletty "at" schletty.com  http://www.schletty.com
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Fax 651-227-1492



> From: Jonathan Morton <chromi "at" cyberspace.org>
> Reply-To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:02:01 +0100
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Disabling client computer's modifier keys
> 
>> I'm new to VNC. Is it possible with key mapping to disable a VNC client
>> computer's modifier keys? If I'm controlling a Mac with a Mac and try to use
>> a Command-char, Option-char, or Option-char combo, it will issue the command
>> to the VNC Server running on the local client, not to the host. Timbuktu
>> automatically disables all modifier keys on the client when controlling,
>> regardless of whether one is using window or full screen mode. Maybe I'm
>> missing something but I find this a bit of a handicap. Same goes for web
>> based control, although I'm sure it would be well nigh impossible to disable
>> a browser's mod keys.
> 
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