Hiding icon: Code to change the icon to blinking when

Ellen Reisinger itadmin "at" sanderson.nt.edu.au
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 05:11:37 +0000


I would be very keen to get this code, particularly before I look at 
implementing vnc across my site.  Is it difficult to edit the code?
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I had a look at what my clients would see when i logged on, and the person 
I was using as a test case, said she was unable to tell easily if i logged 
on or not (other than me mucking around with her mouse pointer and 
launching applications:).  She was impressed and could see the benefit, but 
she indicated she didn't feel very comfortable by the process.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Jonathan Maton [SMTP:jmaton "at" viztek.net]
Sent:	Thursday, 6 September 2001 10:35 PM
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.

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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 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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