Dynamic desktop sizing?

John Aldrich JAldrich "at" covista.com
Mon Nov 14 17:29:00 2005

Well, I'm not a developer or anything, so I won't say that I know for sure,
but I don't think what you're wanting to do is possible... any of it. In
*nix, you can start servers automagically at startup, but I don't believe
there is *any* way to dynamically resize the desktops, either in Windows or
*nix or Mac. Some distributions of VNC will allow you to essentially magnify
the remote desktop, but that's all it is, is a mangification -- you increase
the size of everything, including the icons, mouse cursor, etc. For what you
want, you probably need either Citrix or PC Anywhere, or similar app.

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Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: Dynamic desktop sizing?

Anybody?  Did this make it to the list?

David Rogoff wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've been looking for info on dynamic desktop resizing, and hoped 
> someone had the latest.  I'm looking to do a couple of things.  First, 
> I'm running the server in Linux (RH Ent 3&4) and the client on Win2k/XP 
> and Mac (Chicken of the VNC). 
> The first thing I'm looking for is a way to start a server session from 
> the client side, like Citrix or Exceed has.
> Related to that, I'm trying to figure out how to automatically start the 
> server with the largest dimensions that can be displayed on my client, 
> somehow automatically feeding the screen size.
> Finally, it would be great to dynamically resize the desktop size since 
> I often reconnect to a server session from various clients on machine 
> with different screen resolutions.  I see the "Allow dynamic desktop 
> resizing" option in the VNC client, but can't find anything about 
> support for this in various VNC servers.  I also read somewhere that 
> because of the limitations of the X server, this can't work with the 
> Unix/Linux server.  Can someone shed some more light on this?
> Thanks,
>  David
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