Connecting to a Server
Panning / Scaling
To connect to a server, click the menu button (the lower left button
on the silkscreen area, or the equivalent key if you have a keyboard)
and then select Connect... from the Server menu. You
may also click on the "Connect" button on the welcome
If it is the first time you use PalmVNC, the Connection Properties
will open, otherwise the list of available connections will be displayed.
To configure a connection, you must provide the following information:
- Name: the name displayed in the list
- Server address: the host name or IP address of the target server
- Display: the display (screen) number. Usually 0 for a WinVNC server,
1 for a UNIX server.
- Server password: press the button to set the password to use for
this connection. If you don't provide a password here, you will
be prompted for a password each time you connect to this server.
By clicking on the Advanced button, you can access advanced properties:
- Begin at X, Y: the initial coordinates of the top left corner
of the PalmVNC window
- Scale: the default scale factor. Values other than 1 require the
server to support server-side scaling.
- NT user name / password: used for the NT Login function in the
- Base port: the base port used for network connection. Note that
the actual port used is the base port + the screen number.
- Enable desktop sharing: allows more than 1 VNC client to connect
to the server.
To connect, select the connection you want to use, the press the
When you have finished, use Disconnect to stop the VNC session,
or Hang Up to stop the session and disconnect the modem.
Once you have connected to the server, you will be able to see a
portion of the desktop. To see more of the desktop, use the stylus
to drag the black scoller box along the horizontal or vertical scrollbar.
You can also use the following buttons:
||Clié Jog dial
|Button 3 (ToDo)
|Button 4 (Memo)
Mouse / Cursor Control
The number of pixels that is shifted for each button press is 32
by default, and can be changed in the VNC preferences.
Use the View menu to scale the desktop. Important: scaling
options other than 1:1 require a VNC server that supports the scaling
extensions (see the FAQ).
After using the Whole Desktop scale option, tapping on the
screen will zoom in on that point in 1:1 scale.
The stylus works like the left mouse button. Tap the stylus on the
screen to single click. You can also double-click by tapping twice
in rapid succession, or drag the stylus across the screen.
Pressing the PhoneBook button (button 2) will cause the stylus to
act as the right mouse button. Press the DateBook button (button 1)
for the middle mouse button.
|Button 1 (DateBook)
||Simulate middle mouse button
|Button 2 (PhoneBook)
||Simulate right mouse button
Note: it may be necessary to wait a few seconds after using the stylus
before the screen is updated.
The Graffiti area may be used to enter text in the normal way, including
the shift and shift-lock strokes. No shift state icon will be shown
on the screen.
If you have a keyboard, you should be able to use it as well.
The Send menu allows certain special functions to be performed.
- Palm Clipboard will transfer the contents of the Palm clipboard
into the server's clipboard buffer.
- Ctrl-Alt-Del will send the 'three key salute' to the server.
This is only supported for Windows NT servers running WinVNC as
- Alt-F4 can be used to close applications running on Windows
- NT login will send the username and password specified
in the Preferences dialog to the server. Logout, lock
and reboot will perform the appropriate function on the server.
You should send Ctrl-Alt-Del before using these commands.
NOTE: this will only work on English-language versions of Windows
The "Special Keys" keyboard is a pop-up keyboard that will remain
in the bottom-left of the screen, and allows keyboard controls to
be used that are otherwise unavailable on the Palm. To show the "Special
Keys" keyboard, either use Special Keys on the View
menu or tap the "abc" or "123" dots on the Graffiti area. Repeating
this will hide the keyboard again.
The special keys work as follows:
- ESC: This is the "Escape" key on a normal keyboard.
Tapping this button will send the Escape keycode to the remote server
- SHIFT/CTRL/ALT: These keys simulate the shift,
control, and alt keys. A single tap will depress the key, and it
will remain latched until the key is tapped again. NOTE: The shift
key will NOT modify numbers or punctuation characters, as these
vary depending upon the keyboard layout used. Lower-case letters
will be converted into upper-case, however.
- FN: This key behaves in a similar manner to the SHIFT/CTRL/ALT
keys. However, when this key is pressed, writing the numbers 1 through
0 on the Graffiti area will send the function keys (F1 through F10)
to the remote server.
All special keys will automatically be disabled when the "special
keys" keyboard is hidden, and re-enabled when the keyboard is
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