remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

Post by SpreadTooT » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 00:49:47


I do remote computing to my work computer that has two screens.
At home I have one screen on my laptop.
The remote desktop connection client shrinks the two displays onto my
one display.
This make reading the text on the screen impossible.
How can I configure the system(s) so that I can scroll around the two
remote screens
on my one screen?

TIA
 
 
 

remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

Post by SpreadTooT » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 05:07:40


Nudge!

 
 
 

remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

Post by Bob Harri » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 08:55:17

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Using what protocol? VNC, Apple Remote Desktop (based on VNC),
Timbuktu, rdesktop, other?

What remote desktop server is running the rmeote systems?

What client software is running on your laptop?

If VNC is the protocol, have you tried Chicken of the VNC as the
client on your Laptop. I use this on my 14" 1024x768 laptop to
display my work 1280x1024 work monitor without any shrinkage.

Bob Harris
 
 
 

remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

Post by SpreadTooT » Mon, 16 Oct 2006 23:45:44


Apple Remote Desktop client and server.
Mac OS X 10.4.8

Can I make my laptop screen a 'virtual' screen that is scrollable?
ie .. The display can only support 1280 x 768 (or some thing like that)
but can I make it 2048 x 768 and have it scroll left or right?
Do you know what I mean?
 
 
 

remote desktop to a computer with two screens from a computer with one screen.

Post by Bob Harri » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 02:01:41

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I do not know about the Apple Remote Desktop client. I have only
used VNC. I've used both The Apple Remote Desktop server on the
remote (supports multiple heads) and OSXvnc (supports primary head
only).

I have never used the Apple Remote Desktop client. I generally
use Chicken of the VNC. The Apple Remote Desktop server can be
setup to allow VNC clients to connect.

Using Chicken of the VNC, I have the choice of a window with
scroll bars for seeing the larger remote screen, or I can go into
Full Screen Mode (Cmd-Opt-Shift-Tilda) and then when the cursor
touches the edge of the screen it automagically scrolls, so you
can see much larger screens on the smaller laptop screen. I have
also used TightVNC, but that requires using X11 and I have not
played with that using remote screens larger than my ability to
display locally.

I have no idea if the Apple Remote Desktop Client can be
configured to give you scroll bars or use screen edge auto
scrolling.

Chicken of the VNC
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

OSXvnc
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Changing Apple Remote Desktop to talk with VNC clients
System Preferences -> Sharing -> Apple Remote Desktop
Access Privileges...
VNC viewers may control screen with password:

Bob Harris