How to Connect via VNC Remote

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How to Connect via VNC Remote

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This is the screen you start with. What you see is called the PB Menu. If you like to access another computer, click the "Remote" button.

1-PBMenuClickRemote

You will see a an image, while you wait for the Remote window to open.

2-PBmenuREMOTEopeningdialog

Now, you see the interface from the Remote tool. With that software you can establish a VNC connection to another computer that is in your network. The other computer needs to have a VNC client running to pick up the connection. If PB Menu is started on that computer, it automatically started one for you. Now, you can enter the according IP address in the "VNC" text field.

3-PBRemoteDialog

Now VNC Remote tries connect. If the connection cannot be established, check:
- if you entered the correct IP address
- if the computer is in the network
- if the network is OK, e.g. by pinging the computer

5-VNCViewerConnecting

When the connection is established, you see the desktop of that computer. Click your local mouse and use the local keyboard to interact with the remote desktop.
If you connected to client computer that renders in fullscreen, you might want to leave fullscreen: click into the window and then use the shortcut keys: CTRL + F
If you connected to a Win7 client that renders in fullscreen, you do not see the fullscreen, even though it is there. Instead you see the desktop underneath it. You will notice that you cannot click something in the desktop. Do the above steps, click in the Remote window and use CTRL + F and you will see the small rendering window.

ClientFullScreenView

Above you see the fullscreen rendering and after CTRL + F the small rendering window.

ClientonRemote

If the Client does not render anything, for example because the content was not spread, it looks like this. How to spread content is explained in the chapter "Basic steps".
If there are problems, also check, that "Master IP" displays the correct IP and not the words "Not connected"

PBClientWindow