Multiviewer options

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jkr150172
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Multiviewer options

Post by jkr150172 »

Hi,
I have saved my VNC connection as an icon on my desktop and use it to connect to a single VNC server with password etc saved in it.

My son now has the icon so we can both connect to the server from our own computers.

At the moment the server is set to "Keep existing connections" and we can both use it at the same time.

I tried changing it to one of the other options - either "Disconnect all existing connections", "Refuse the new connection" or "Refuse all new connection" but whatever it is set to it still allows us to both connect at the same time. These other options are all ignored.

Please advise how I get the server to recognise the multiviewer selection. Coudl it be something in my saved desktop icon perhaps?

Just in case this is what is saved in my desktop file

[connection]
host=x.x.x.x
port=5900
proxyhost=
proxyport=0
password=changed for privacy
[options]
use_encoding_0=1
use_encoding_1=1
use_encoding_2=1
use_encoding_3=0
use_encoding_4=1
use_encoding_5=1
use_encoding_6=1
use_encoding_7=1
use_encoding_8=1
use_encoding_9=1
use_encoding_10=1
use_encoding_11=0
use_encoding_12=0
use_encoding_13=0
use_encoding_14=0
use_encoding_15=0
use_encoding_16=1
use_encoding_17=1
preferred_encoding=5
restricted=0
viewonly=1
nostatus=0
nohotkeys=0
showtoolbar=0
AutoScaling=1
fullscreen=0
directx=0
autoDetect=1
8bit=0
shared=1
swapmouse=0
belldeiconify=0
emulate3=1
JapKeyboard=0
emulate3timeout=100
emulate3fuzz=4
disableclipboard=0
localcursor=1
Scaling=1
scale_num=89
scale_den=100
cursorshape=1
noremotecursor=0
compresslevel=6
quality=6
ServerScale=1
Reconnect=0
EnableCache=0
QuickOption=1
UseDSMPlugin=0
UseProxy=0
sponsor=0
selectedscreen=1
DSMPlugin=NoPlugin
ExitCheck=0
FileTransferTimeout=30
KeepAliveInterval=5
SocketKeepAliveTimeout=10000
ThrottleMouse=0
AutoAcceptIncoming=0
AutoAcceptNoDSM=0
RequireEncryption=0
PreemptiveUpdates=0

Any advice much appreciated (on this subject!)

Thanks
Rudi De Vos
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Re: Multiviewer options

Post by Rudi De Vos »

You also have the viewer option share or not.

If you start the viewer with share off then the options will work.
If you set the viewer to share then you can only use
-Refuse all new connections to prevent new connections

Refuse all should work even when viewer is in shared mode.
jkr150172
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Re: Multiviewer options

Post by jkr150172 »

Ah I see....

So I have shared=1 in my viewer settings so change that to shared=0 and then I can use the 'disconnect existing connections' option.

Will give it a try and report back.

Thank you
jkr150172
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Re: Multiviewer options

Post by jkr150172 »

ok, so the functionality works as I would like and described - a new connection now disconnects any existing.

However, now when I switch between myself and my son connecting one of us gets a blank grey screen when reconnecting and has to connect again to get the proper screen.

Is there a timeout or something that when you reconnect straight away it doesn't display properly?
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