keyboard failure , key-strokes?!

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 09:20:55 +0000


You can also usually do this via an added <shift>.  I don't expect to see it
"fixed" since it isn't really "broken".   The problem is that your local
system typically hooks events from special key combinations, and passing
keystrokes has to depend on various workarounds.

You can pass Ctl-Alt-Del on Windows systems with most implementations of VNC
by doing Shift-Ctl-Alt-Del for example.  It would be nice if there was an
industry standard on "remoting keys".  What I would like (which I believe has
technical barriers to it on Wintel systems) is a simple way to "toggle"
keystroke activity between the local console session and a remote window.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Klaas-Jan Doeven" <kjdoeven "at" hetnet.nl>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Tuesday/2002 March 05 03.24
Subject: RE: keyboard failure , key-strokes?!


: Thanks for the tip!
: But why is this, and is it changeable?
: Or will it be in a future release of VNC?
:
: -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
: Van: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
: [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]Namens Fisher, Dave
: Verzonden: maandag 4 maart 2002 19:37
: Aan: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
: Onderwerp: RE: keyboard failure , key-strokes?!
:
:
: VNC does not pass the ctrl and alt keys through to the server PC.
:
: To send ctrl-a, you need to right click anywhere on the window header and
: you will see a drop down menu appear.  Click on Ctrl Down, then type the
: letter A and then press the ctrl key again.
:
: VNC sends the ctrl and alt by sending a key down, the extra key, and then
: the key up.  You can ignore the key up sequence by just pressing the key at
: the end.
:
: It is not very easy, but it works.
:
: -----Original Message-----
: From: Klaas-Jan Doeven [mailto:kjdoeven "at" hetnet.nl]
: Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 8:16 AM
: To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
: Subject: keyboard failure , key-strokes?!
:
:
: Am i correct that (some) keystrokes don't work proper in VNC?
:
: for example:
: When i press Ctrl-A to: 'select all', nothing happens?!
:
: (right clicking and 'select all' does work though)
:
: why is this?
:
: Also when i sometimes have been remoe controlling a pc i have the feeling
: that the remote keyboard somehow 'hangs' or something.
: I am running a dos box remotely and when i exit the VNC-session, the local
: user has no control over his keyboard, it looks like sometimes the ALT key
: hangs, because when pressing ESC, windows comes with its start menu, and
the
: keystroke(s) for this is 'Ctrl-ESC' !!
:
: thanks
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