#62 A stealth, or watch-only mode

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I used to use this for monitoring my kids on-line activities, but they
caught on because the pointer in the system being viewed sort of
"flashes" or gets a bit jittery. I suppose this is the viewed system
dealing back and forth, watching for input from either system.

The suggestion is for sort of a silent stealth, or watch-only mode,
where the system doing the remote viewing (the Chicken side) can
only see what's happening, but not provide any input.

I realize that VNC (the server side, say, RealVNC) has settings to
disable input from clients, but I don't want to disable it on the server
side as I want to be able to take control when I need to. Therefore I
understand that my suggestion may not be possible, since the
server behavior might be completely driven by the server; thus,
Chicken might not be able to do anything about it.


  • Brian Lee

    Brian Lee - 2005-06-17

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    ViewOnly is a common vncviewer feature, cotVNC is the first vncviewer I
    have come across that doesn't seem to have it implemented. I'm hoping it
    will be implemented soon.

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-07-12

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    This is now implemented in CVS, but I'll leave this request open until we

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-07-12
    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-07-12

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    I'm going to close this one, actually, since it's a dupe. Please see RFE

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris - 2005-07-12
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-duplicate

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