Extended desktop over network?

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Extended desktop over network?

Postby comporanger » 2011-12-31 01:04

There are some commercial programs such as Maxivista, which allow you to extend your desktop to a laptop over a network. Would it be possible to tweak UltraVNC to give it this functionality?
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Re: Extended desktop over network?

Postby B » 2012-01-03 14:44

I don't see why not. Seems like a pretty simple "trick" at first glance.

Some free alternatives are discussed at http://superuser.com/questions/129221/d ... opensource
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Re: Extended desktop over network?

Postby comporanger » 2012-01-04 18:41

Thanks for the link. One of those programs, Zone Screen - http://www.zoneos.com/zonescreen.htm, is the only free program I've found that is meant to connect two Windows PCs over a network, to simulate a dual-monitor setup. Everything else is meant to be used with a Mac, or an Ipad, or to share your mouse and keyboard between computers, such as Synergy - http://synergy-foss.org/.The problem is ZoneScreen has limited and experimental support for Windows 7 and I couldn't get it to work. This thread - http://forum.ultravnc.info/viewtopic.php?t=6408 contains some discussion on the subject, and evidently some folks have been able to use UltraVNC, together with a virtual VGA driver, to create the extended desktop over network I'm looking for. I would appreciate some more detailed instruction from anyone who has successfully done this, and it would be great if the next release of VNC could have this feature implemented.
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Re: Extended desktop over network?

Postby B » 2012-01-04 19:02

Well, thanks to that thread it seems you're out of luck -- Rudi is still the main/only developer of UltraVNC, and he wrote in that old thread that he CAN'T add the feature, apparently due to a conflict of interest because he wrote the feature for MaxiVista. :(

The old virtual driver was used for a commercial application.

Free trial
http://www.maxivista.com/download.htm

Because i worked on that app, i can't add this feature to UltraVNc.
I hopes you understad that...


Rudi


So it seems like you're better off pursuing a kludge with another flavor of VNC (or finding someone else to modify UltraVNC for you).
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