Alerting user to a vnc connection (was "Hiding icon")

Jonathan Maton jmaton "at" viztek.net
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 21:35:27 +0000


Stuart, I have compiled a version that will flash a message indicating a
successful vnc connection has been made.  The popup dialog lasts for 8
seconds (my lucky number I guess) during which time the vnc connection is
halted (remote viewer cannot yet see desktop.)
 * user on the server has the opportunity to click "REJECT" to deny the
connection
 * user on the server has the opportunity to click "OK" to accept the
connection
 * user on the server has the opportunity to hit the Esc key to accept the
connection
 * if the dialog times out, the connection goes through (I default to
allowing the connection because we usually are vnc'ing into an unmanned
workstation.)

If you are familiar with coding and have access to Visual Studio I will send
you the two new files (a .ccp and a header), and the dialog resource if I
can figure out how to do that.  Otherwise I can zip up the whole source
(with my changes) or just send you the binary "WinVNC-alert.exe".

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Jonathan Maton, Development Team
Viztek, Inc.

makers of the Onyx-RAD suite of medical software
(teleradiology, PACS, and DICOM)
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Loughran, Stuart" <stuart.loughran "at" ntu.ac.uk>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 9:35 AM
Subject: RE: Hiding icon


> Our clients may not notice if their machine had disappeared never mind an
> icon that blinks.
> For my purposes, I don't even want to enter into the violation argument
and
> I want to give my users as much notice as possible that I'm taking over
> their machine or watching what they do in a particular
> instance.
>
> Stu
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Maton [mailto:jmaton "at" viztek.net]
> Sent: 06 September 2001 14:05
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Hiding icon
>
> Ah - now this is a good question.  Currently the tray icon reverses
colors,
> but if your resolution is very large (say 1024x768 or higher) the icon is
so
> small anyway that one is likely not to notice the change.
>
> For our purposes we were considering making the icon blink between normal
> and reversed colors for the entire duration that a viewer is connected.
We
> considered a pop-up message, but that is a bit too intrusive, especially
if
> your clients are radiologists trying to read exams.  I will probably end
up
> doing the icon-flash thing, if anyone is interested in the change I will
> post the relevant lines of code to enable the effect.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Jonathan Maton, Development Team
> Viztek, Inc.
>
> makers of the Onyx-RAD suite of medical software
> (teleradiology, PACS, and DICOM)
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Loughran, Stuart" <stuart.loughran "at" ntu.ac.uk>
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 6:47 AM
> Subject: RE: Hiding icon
>
>
> > On the other hand, is there a way of the client being notified that
their
> > machine is being viewed by way of a pop up message or other?
> >
> > Stu
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jonathan Maton [mailto:jmaton "at" viztek.net]
> > Sent: 05 September 2001 21:52
> > To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> > Subject: Re: Hiding icon
> >
> >
> > "Hiding the tray icon"
> >
> > This is sort of a "taboo" issue... mainly because there seems to be no
> > legitimate reason to hide the server's icon.  The only reason I can
think
> of
> > is to facilitate spying on someone, which I believe the good folks at
AT&T
> > Research are not interested in advertising, especially after the rather
> > nasty article in Time magazine that proclaimed vnc to be nothing more
than
> > "spyware."
> >
> > Having said that... vnc is open source.  You can download the source
code
> > and make whatever changes you want.  But please don't be offended if no
> one
> > on the list wishes to help you do it.  We'd all hate to see the vnc
> project
> > go closed source (or worse, be discontinued) due to any more bad press,
> and
> > the "feature" you're after is the heart of it.
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > Jonathan Maton, Development Team
> > Viztek, Inc.
> >
> > makers of the Onyx-RAD suite of medical software
> > (teleradiology, PACS, and DICOM)
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Joe Sarinana" <jsarinana "at" ksninc.com>
> > To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 4:11 PM
> > Subject: Hiding icon
> >
> >
> > > I'm new to VNC, how can I hide the icon on a server and still connect
to
> > it
> > > from a viewer ?
> > >
> > >   _____
> > >
> > > Joe Sarinana
> > > Network and CAD System Manager.
> > > KSN INC. www.ksninc.com
> > > 209-946-0268
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