Limiting the Remote View

Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com Matthew.van.Eerde "at" hbinc.com
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 17:49:20 +0000


You could full-screen your IE window.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Bertone [mailto:marc "at" docutek.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 09:36
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: RE: Limiting the Remote View
> 
> 
> I think that would work, but adding the intermediate step would be a
> problem.  Basically, we are looking for usage in the support 
> arena...someone
> could connect to my computer (when I send them the URL and 
> password in their
> browser).  Once they have connected I want them to watch my 
> IE window, but
> not see all my other stuff at the same time.  So many ideas!!!
> 
> -Marc
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Alex K.
> Angelopoulos
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 8:27 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Limiting the Remote View
> 
> 
> I don't know about weird.... but definitely novel and *ugly*...an
> interesting hack.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adrian Umpleby" <a.umpleby "at" ic.ac.uk>
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Sent: Friday, 2002-03-22 11:15
> Subject: Re: Limiting the Remote View
> 
> 
> : On Friday, March 22, 2002, at 03:23 PM, Marc Bertone wrote:
> :
> : > I was wondering if there is some way to limit the remote view when
> : > someone
> : > connects via their browser.  For example, could I only 
> allow the remote
> : > client to see my IE window, foremost window, CMD console, etc?
> : > Basically, I
> : > would like to selectively share only a part of my desktop 
> while the rest
> : > would remain hidden to the (view only) viewer.
> :
> : One possible (rather wierd and wasteful of screen 
> real-estate) way to do
> : this,
> : if the region of the screen you want to show does not move, is to go
> : through a
> : secondary vnc server. (Perhaps an Xvnc server would be 
> best, so it does
> : not use
> : up another real screen.)
> :
> : What you would do is have a vncviewer open on the intermediate box,
> : showing
> : the whole screen of your first Windows machine. Then open 
> up some other
> : blank
> : windows and obscure the parts of the view you don't want 
> seen. You can
> : then
> : advertise this second machine as the one which others connect to.
> :
> : i.e:
> :
> : +--------+           +-------------+
> : |        |           |  +--------+ |
> : | MS Win |--WinVNC---+->|VNCviewr| |--Xvnc?-->  View-only viewer
> : |        |           |+-----------+|
> : +--------+           || obscurer  ||
> :                       |+-----------+|
> :                       +-------------+
> :
> : Get the idea? (Hey, I did say it was weird...)
> :
> : Adrian
> : 
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