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Old 01-31-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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there is no "d" in VNC

this is a weird issue I'm having: I sit on my windows 8 laptop and I VNC into my Mint/Cinnamon desktop with tigervnc viewer and tightvnc server. Everything kinda work except whenever I type the letter "d" it doesn't come up in whatever I'm typing but instead shows me the desktop and typing "d" again toggles back to whatever I was doing. I basically don't even know where to look for the problem. Is it in the Cinnamon? or the vncserver?

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Sounds like there's something wrong with a hotkey mapping and "d" is mapped to an action. I'd look in vnc client for that.

Or try an alternate VNC viewer.

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I had been faced similar issues with VNC a long time ago, so as far as I remember, it might be because of a currupt profile.
For a trial, you can move config file (either .bashrc or .cshrc) and generate a new one.
~$ move .bashrc .bashrc.bck
~$ cp /path/to/newfile ~/
~$ source .bashrc
And try typing d. In case if it do not help, restore the file,
~$ mv .bashrc.bck .bashrc

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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I get problems like this when keys like ctrl, alt, or the "windows key" get virtually "stuck"; for some reason the remote host thinks these keys are down, and the result is that you start triggering hotkey combos in the remote system.

Try hitting the modifier keys when this problem happens and see if it goes away.
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I think this is a VNC keybindings issue. Try going to 'System' > 'Preferences' > 'Keyboard Shortcuts,' and set the "Hide all normal windows and set focus to desktop" to something other than 'D.'

Also, I think if you want to type a D before you find the right setting, you can do so by holding down Alt.


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