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Old 03-03-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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VNC drag and drop desktop files I saw a MAC do it, can Linux?


I was looking at a friend use a MAC and he remote desktoped into another MAC and from his desktop drag and dropped files onto the other desktop within the remote desktop session. I almost fainted. Is this possible with x11vnc?

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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Is this possible with x11vnc?
I don't think so (but am waiting to be proven wrong).

If you are using konqueror try the fish:// protocol for this sort of functionality
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fish://user@remotehost
Now you can drag & drop files between PCs.

Works even better when you have set up passwordless key-based ssh authentication, otherwise you have to remember passwords.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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tredegar, thanks for the suggestion I have never heard of fish before. Have you ever seen what I am talking about? It is very amazing.

Does this allow you to edit and open a file remotely like if it was local?

Thanks

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Does this allow you to edit and open a file remotely like if it was local?
Why don't you just try it, instead of asking questions?
 
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Being able to split konqueror into separate panes is very handy. You can have a left pane be the local computer and a right pane be on the remote. You can simply drag and drop from one side to the other.
Both panes could be in different remote computers as well

Or you can run konqueror remotely on computer B and then use the fish protocol to access a third computer.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #6
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I was looking at a friend use a MAC and he remote desktoped into another MAC and from his desktop drag and dropped files onto the other desktop within the remote desktop session. I almost fainted. Is this possible with x11vnc?
x11vnc does support both TightVNC and UltraVNC file transfer:

http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/faq.html#faq-filexfer

So I suppose a VNC viewer (which one are you using?) could in principle use Drag and Drop to send files (but I guess not receive them.) However, I doubt any viewers do this.

The ssvnc's unix viewer supports ultravnc file transfer. It also has a hack to mount viewer-side shares onto the vnc server side via an SSH tunnel.
 
  


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