VNC version 3.3.4 - Cursor updates changed?
Sat Sep 28 08:10:01 2002
Please don't take this the wrong way, I think what your team is doing
is great, and overall I love the new version. I just can't help but
think that this new remote cursor behaviour is a step backward from
what we had at 3.3.3.
I am (sort of) willing to put up with the lagging remote cursor for
some of the other nice improvements in the new version, but now the
situation with the remote cursor seems decidely worse than before.
Example 1: I have clicked something that will take a while to process
(and so, I have an hourglass cursor). In the new version, I have to
move my mouse around every few seconds to see if the hourglass has
changed to the 'normal' cursor again.
Example 2: I click on something, glance away from the screen for a
second and look back. The remote arrow/hourglass has disappeared and
I am now looking for the mouse pointer which is now just a dot, which
of course makes it much harder to see (without, again, jiggling the
mouse and searching for signs of life...)
Please tell me there is a way to disable this 'feature'. It really
makes using the new version very awkward, IMHO.
Forgive me if you have answered this before, but: Have you looked at
the way TightVNC is doing the local cursor? If you have, there must
be something that you didn't like about it (or not?). If you haven't looked at it, is there a reason why? It seems like it might be a good,
optional, alternative to the disappearing remote cursor in 3.3.4.
Thanks in advance for your response,
----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: VNC version 3.3.4 - Cursor updates changed?
> From: "James ''Wez'' Weatherall" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Date: 27 Sep 2002 12:36:10 +0100
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> The internal update handling mechanisms of WinVNC have changed rather
> radically between versions 3.3.3R9 and 3.3.4. The is the cause of the
> "dissappearing cursor" "feature". Basically, the cursor is only
> rendered into WinVNC's internal buffers when it moves, so if WinVNC
> thinks the area of the screen the cursor is in has changed, it'll
> James "Wez" Weatherall www.spineless.org.uk
> "The path to enlightenment is /usr/bin/enlightenment"
> Laboratory for Communications Engineering, Cambridge - Tel : 766513
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