Screen Resolution ???

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:53:27 +0000


I assume you mean (1280x768) possibly...  Not that it matters for this. I also assume you are using Windows as your laptop platform
for Method (1); for Method (2), you could have a Unix platform but the description is for a Windows host.

There are two ways to do this; one is experimental, the other is annoying.

(1) EXPERIMENTAL - SCREEN SCALING

The "experimental" method is to scale the screen and AFAIK can only be done with the VNCViewer or the ActiveX control (not the
built-in Java client - although I would appreciatebeing corrected about this).

When you start the VNCViewer applet "raw", if you click the "Options" button on the COnnection Details window you will see a
check-box at lower left which is labeled "scale by _ /_ ". Give it a low ratio - to drop 1280 width to 1024 width, about 4/5 should
do it.

If you already have the connection made, you can right-click on the title bar, select "Connection Options" and get to the same
dialog.

Note that you can also grab "save connection info as..." to preserve your settings in a .vnc file when you are done.

(2) ANNOYING - CHANGE HOST RES FROM CLIENT

Just connect to the host, right-click the desktop, and change resolution  as you normally would.

WARNING - IF USING NT MAKE CERTAIN THE SELECTED DISPLAY SETTINGS WILL WORK BEFORE YOU TRY THIS.

As soon as you hit "OK" or "Apply", you will be disconnected from the server.  Immediately reconnect and you should be OK.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Leite, Keith" <Keith.Leite "at" GDC4S.Com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Wednesday/2002 January 02 12:47
Subject: Screen Resolution ???


: Greetings ...
:
: I have a question not sure if this software package allows you to do
: this but I currently
: connect to a VNCserver (1280x764) with a laptop and I have to move
: the column bars
: around with the mouse to be able to see the whole screen.
:
: Is there anyway of changing the settings either on the laptop and or
: the PC running as the
: server to allow the client to to see the whole screen without using
: the mouse and the column
: bars ????
:
: Thanks
:
:    Keith ...
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