Bug: Mouse cursor doesn't disappear when typing
Thu Apr 24 23:09:00 2003
Adam Roben said:
> The problem we're having is that when a professor uses the keyboard to
> advance a slide in PowerPoint, the mouse cursor disappears on the
> professor's computer (which is normal) but not on the client computer
> where the screen capture is happening. This also happens when typing in
> something like NotePad or WordPad. The cursor disappears for increased
> visibility while typing/presenting, but it is still shown on the client
> We're using TightVNC 1.2.8, but I suspect that the problem is with the
> VNC protocol, not any of TightVNC's modifications. If anyone thinks
> otherwise, I'm happy to test using RealVNC. We're running on Windows 2000
> with Microsoft Office XP.
Testing other viewers would make sense before blaming the VNC protocol.
To quote the TightVNC webpage:
"Here is a brief list of TightVNC features absent in the standard VNC.
Local cursor handling. Cursor movements do not generate screen updates any
more, remote cursor movements are processed locally by the viewer, so you
do not see slow remote cursor movements behind the local cursor." etc.