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Desktop control with laptop

by bobbyashmore / February 14, 2007 7:27 PM PST

I want to be able to control my desktop with my laptop.

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That depends on what you mean ...
by Kees Bakker / February 14, 2007 7:32 PM PST

with 'control'. So please explain your needs.

Kees

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Desktop Control
by bobbyashmore / February 14, 2007 7:39 PM PST

I want to be able to access a streaming live radio station which is run through my media pc connected to my hifi without having to turn my tv on, ie use my laptop screen as my desktop screen.

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Look up TIGHTVNC on google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2007 8:59 PM PST

It's free.

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Ultra VNC
by pbruns / March 9, 2007 5:00 AM PST

If you want to use your desktop computer from your laptop google Ultra VNC, sorry i dont remember the link.

The software is used for exactly what you want to do.

It though has its limitations:

1. Security (look up tuneling a connection with SSH and vnc)
2. Requires internet connection
3. If you are using wireless on the laptop to access the desktop then maybee its not the software for you.

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