x-windows clients - changing the display
I run a Debian based server at home, as well as a few Linux and Windows desktops. However, I get frustrated with having to open new client apps on the different machines to do the same job. This is especialy anoying with IM clients, where logging into another machine disconnects the precious one.
Is there any way to run an application (say Gaim) on my server in some sort of virtual X display (framebuffer?), then issue a command to change the display to that of the machine I am currently working on, and then change it back when I am finished? I know I could do this with VNC and similar, but I would prefer them to appear as apps in my current X session (appear themselves on the taskbar etc). I seem to remember reading about some sort of X proxy that could do this at one time, but I cannot find it anymore.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer,