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September 11, 2003

VNC and TightVNC

Courtesy of SourceForge's project of the month, yesterday I came across TightVNC. An extended and improved version of everyone's favourite remote access tool VNC.

I use VNC quite extensively at work, and noting that TightVNC is available as a Debian package I put it on my machine at home. So now I have access to the desktop of my home machine wherever I am, as long as I'm connected to the Internet.

On the way I discovered a feature that I didn't know about, mainly because I've studiously avoided reading the manual. It is possible specify the size of the virtual desktop you use. With the geometry parameter you can get something larger than the rather cramped default of 800x600. Through experimentation I've settled on a reasonable size of 1400x1050.

Posted by Andy Todd at September 11, 2003 10:48 AM