Cut/paste and mouse scrolling
cbeerse "at" lycos.nl
Fri Sep 3 08:44:25 2004
Michael Rayle wrote:
> I have a serious beef right now with VNC.
> I am using VNC to connect a Win-XP client to a Linux server (FVWM on X).
> If I want to use the scroll-wheel, I have to run "Tight VNC" viewer.
I have it working with the previous and current RealVNC versions (3 and 4). I
have to say I use the vnc-server that comes with RedHat 9.
> If I want to use the mouse buffer to cut/paste between Windows and Linux, I
> have to run "RealVNC" viewer.
Not necessarily. You can also open `xclipboard` in the session and use the
select buffer to move between desktop and vnc-server:
From desktop to vnc:
- Open `xclipboard` in the vnc session and have a clean buffer available
- copy text at the desktop (pictures are not transfered)
- paste with your middle mouse button in xclipboard window
- copy and paste from xclipboard to your application using the mouse buttons
(select with right button and paste with the middle button)
from vnc to desktop:
- open `xclipboard`
- copy from app to select buffer in xclipboard
- select the text in xclipboard (with right mouse button) and keep it selected!
- use past on the desktop.
Details: older applications that do NOT have a cut-copy-paste menu, like xterm,
do work without xclipboard. This is because vnc only transfers the select
buffer, not the cut-copy-paste buffer.
> Does anyone know how to make cut/paste work in Tight VNC?
> Or how to make scroll events work in RealVNC?
Scrolling is not perfect with older applications: they donnot know what to do