vnc 4.0 viewer full-screen bug?
unwinator "at" hotmail.com
Tue Aug 17 07:30:00 2004
Thanks --the work-around you describe below seems to work. However, I
tried vnc 3.3.7 again, and it works in full-screen mode (i.e. covers the
task bar) without having to employ the work around. Is there any way to
make full-screen mode in 4.0 work like it did in 3.3.7? (I realize I can
simply use 3.3.7 for now, but if 4.x is the future development path, there
would be no way to stay current with the newer releases.)
I don't want to sound unappreciative -- VNC is an amazingly useful tool, and
the vnc team has done some amazing work; I just don't understand how this
"bug" can be a feature of windows in vnc 4.0, but not in 3.3.7... Is there
some way to fake the windows events inside the 4.0 viewer when full-screen
is selected to simulate clicking on the task bar and back again and thus
work around this problem? Lots of other programs seem to work fine in full
screen (IE, powerpoint, remote desktop, most video/dvd players, etc...) so
there's got to be a away to make it work.
(I wouldn't care so much myself, but I provide de facto IT support for a lot
of semi-literate computer users [family, friends, co-workers] who all find
this very confusing.)
>From: "James Weatherall" <jnw "at" realvnc.com>
>To: "'Matt Unwin'" <unwinator "at" hotmail.com>, <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
>Subject: RE: vnc 4.0 viewer full-screen bug?
>Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 10:19:50 +0100
> > Has anyone else seen this problem? Anyone know a work-around
> > that works consistently?
>Click on the (local) taskbar so that it has focus, then click back inside
>the full-screen viewer window. The viewer should then cover the taskbar.
>This is a featurette of Windows.
>Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.