- User Guide
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By default, while a connection is in progress, you can control the host computer using your keyboard and mouse, and in addition copy and paste text between applications running on the client and host computers.
For connections to VNC Server (Enterprise) and VNC Server (Personal), you can also:
• Print host computer files directly to a local printer.
• Exchange files with the host computer.
• Chat with other VNC Viewer users connected to the same host computer, or with a host computer user.
Note: VNC Server may have been configured to prevent some or all of these features. For more information, see Restricting functionality for connected users. In addition, VNC Viewer might have been configured to disable printing before the connection started.
You can restrict access to features while the connection is in progress by configuring options on the Inputs tab of the VNC Viewer - Options dialog. More on this dialog. You might want to do this if you are watching a demonstration on the host computer, for example, and want to prevent inadvertent interruption.
Note: You can enable features again at any time. To prevent this for the current connection only, disable the VNC Viewer toolbar and shortcut menu. For more information, see Changing appearance and behavior.
Making VNC Viewer ‘view only’
You can quickly prevent all interchange with the host computer, making VNC Viewer ‘view only’. To do this, select Disabled (view-only mode) from the Inputs dropdown.
Disabling your keyboard
You can disable the client computer’s keyboard. To do this, turn off Enable keyboard input.
Disabling your mouse
You can disable the client computer’s mouse. To do this, turn off Enable mouse input.
You can disable file transfer between client and host computers. To do this, turn off Enable file transfer.
For more information about this feature, see Transfering files between client and host computers.
Disabling copy and paste text
You can disable copy and paste text between applications running on the client and host computers. To do this, turn off Share clipboard with VNC Server.
For more information about this feature, see Copying and pasting text between client and host computers.
You can disable chat. To do this, turn off Enable chat. For more information about this feature, see Communicating securely using chat.