Howto push option-key from windows with VNC?

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  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I want to use OsX's internal VNC-server, so no 3rd party server software, please!
    Tight VNC has been nicest client with windows, good zooming etc.

    But how to use keyboard shortcuts with option-button?
    Alt-button in windows client interprets itself as command-key to Mac and AltGr in win is Alt for Mac.
    For example to reset Qmaster Preferences' services, you'll have to hover mouse on "Start Sharing" button and push Option to change the button to "Reset Services".
    (I know that qmaster can be reset from command line, but there's lots of other uses for option-key also...)

    Is there any way to do this?

    Also it would be nice to have international keyboards supported in VNC.
    Is this about server or client?
     
  2. karlth macrumors regular

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    Same problem here.

    I have no idea how to press the Option key from a Windows VNC client. All other keys work correctly.
     
  3. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This might work:
    http://www.corallosoftware.com/index.html
    But I don't have time to test it right now.
    And free sloution would be nicer also.
    How do handicapped, that can push only one key at a time, push key combinations?
    Could that be done via VNC?
     
  4. karlth macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing this problems has something to do with international settings on the keyboards, my Windows keyboard is set to Icelandic but switching to US didn't solve anything.

    I would have guessed though that other users had encountered this problem. :confused:
     
  5. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sticky keys from Universal Access from System Preferences seems to work.
    Not very handy though...
     

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