Windows VNC - highlighting/selecting text
Thu Nov 7 03:03:01 2002
I tried to reproduce your problem using text in Notepad and again in
- the WinVNC 3.3.4 (Win98) client against a TightVNC 1.2.2 (Win98SE) server
- the TightVNC 1.2.2 (Win98) client against a TightVNC 1.2.2 (Win98SE) server
- the WinVNC 3.3.3 (Win98SE) client against WinVNC 3.3.4 (Win98) server.
In both cases I could highlight text using the arrow keys (either set)
while pressing the either of the shift keys.
Another way to do it using *using the mouse* but without dragging is to
place the cursor at your starting point, hold the shift key and click the
end point. Everything in between will get highlighted in one shot.
Is the problem application specific? Perhaps it has something to do with
Windows 2000. I my test was also done over a LAN connection. Perhaps it is
only a problem over slower connections.
Sorry I could not reproduce your problem.
At 09:09 PM 2002-11-06, you wrote:
>I sent the below question about a few days ago and didn't get a single
>response. Was hoping someone might catch it and have a few ideas this
>time around. Thanks.
>>I am using the Windows VNC server (Win2k, v3.3.3r9) and a Windows client
>>When regularly using Windows (no VNC) a common way to highlight/select
>>text to copy to the clipboard using the keyboard is by holding shift and
>>using the arrow keys to select a few characters or a few lines, etc.
>>While shift works through VNC to make a letter upper-case as well as for
>>every other purpose I have seen, it does not function in this way to
>>Has anyone else noticed this behavior, and is there a way to enable it so
>>that I can use shift to highlight text? If not, is there any other way
>>to highlight text in a similar fashion without using the mouse?
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