Limiting the Remote View

Stacy D. Coil coil.1 "at" osu.edu
Fri, 22 Mar 2002 18:50:57 +0000


You could use multiple monitors.  The standard VNC package will only share 
the one monitor.  All of the windows you don't want can be in another.

You could install a VNC server on an emulated PC via VMWare.  That way only 
the windows you want to share are in VMWare.

--Stacy

At 09:46 AM 3/22/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>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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