No tray icon or properties window
garrett "at" bgb.cc
Fri Jul 19 19:00:02 2002
I think that such a feature has not been added, because the possibilities
for abuse outweigh the possibilities for reasonable use (such as your case).
Nobody wants this to become the software of choice for spying on your
professor as he/she writes your final.
As you have pointed out, the change isn't difficult to make. However it is
difficult enough to stop anyone without basic knowledge of C++. In my
experience, that's enough to stop 98% of all would be hackers.
Let's not make it any easier for the bad guys than we have too.
Norm Murrin wrote:
> I have seen a few posts for a no tray-icon feature,
> but for different reasons. I run a labeling
> application as the shell on Windows 95 (in other
> words, no Explorer, no start menu, no tray, just my
> application). This can be done by setting the 'shell'
> parameter in system.ini to point to a different app.
> I also run WinVNC so that I can support the
> application remotely. However, WinVNC can't create
> the tray icon because there is no icon tray. WinVNC
> insists on running the settings window if it cannot
> create the tray icon. Closing the settings window
> will exit VNC. I do not want the users to be able to
> do this, or to be able to see anything but the
> labeling application I am running as the shell.
> I solved the problem by adding a '-runsilent'
> parameter to WinVNC. It is essentially the same as
> the '-run' option, except there is no icon. The
> following functions in the vncMenu class return
> without doing anything:
> The app can still be killed by issuing 'WinVNC -kill',
> and the settings accessed by issuing 'WinVNC
> -settings'. This isn't a problem for me because my
> users can't access the command prompt (only my
> labeling application).
> What are the chances that a feature like this could
> show up in future versions of WinVNC? How would I
> request such a feature or help implement it?
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