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Re: [vox-tech] Window Managers
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Re: [vox-tech] Window Managers

I had similar problems with alt-tab via VNC myself.  I found a single 
viewer(either TightVNC or RealVNC, cant remember which) that does what I 
want.  You hit F8 and select full screen, and it captures the alt-tab 
and sends it to the remote WM.

Personally for VNC connections, I usually stick with twm, or if I really 
need some of the features of a modern wm, I use XFCE4.


Brian Lavender wrote:
> At school (Sac State) we log into a CENTOS system running GNOME, or I
> believe you can select your own Window Manager, and all seems to work
> fine. I hate VNC though. I haven't found a way for Alt-tab to work
> except with TightVNC, click the Alt key and then select Tab. Which still
> doesn't really work. The Alt-tab always go to the local host.
> RDP seems to work a whole lot better. There isn't an RDP server for
> GNU/Linux, is there?
> Isn't there a light weight X server out there for Winblows?
> brian
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:47:37AM -0700, Rod Roark wrote:
>> Thanks Orson... good suggestions though I'm pretty much OK with
>> VNC performance.  Was mostly concerned about gumming up server
>> performance with needless processes and memory consumption.
>> Rod
>> Orson Jones wrote:
>>> Actually, the problem with vnc is a bit different than the problem of
>>> minimal system resources. (ram/cpu) You might be better off going with
>>> the standard gnome install, but selecting visual settings that are
>>> easily compressed for vnc. Go to System > Preferences > Appearance. Mist
>>> is a fairly lightweight (visually) theme. Set the background to a solid
>>> color. Change the fonts to Monochrome. (If you can stand it anyway.) You
>>> might also disable the display of icons on the desktop.
>>> http://edivad.wordpress.com/2007/03/19/gnome-hide-desktop-icons/
>>> Set the number of workspaces to only one and removing the workspace
>>> switcher will help also.
>>> Orson
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