Disable full screen command prompt


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bjitima

Hello,

We have a DOS app that we run on Windows and we remotely administer the
Windows computer using VNC. We have told the users several times not
to run the app in full screen mode, however, they continue to do so.
When they do this, it causes VNC to come back with an error message.
Is there a way that I can disable the full screen mode so that they can
no longer do this and lock us out?

Thanks
 
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Bill Stewart

We have a DOS app that we run on Windows and we remotely administer the
Windows computer using VNC. We have told the users several times not
to run the app in full screen mode, however, they continue to do so.
When they do this, it causes VNC to come back with an error message.
Is there a way that I can disable the full screen mode so that they can
no longer do this and lock us out?
One idea would be to use a keyboard remap program to disable the
Alt-Enter keystroke. To prevent them from modifying the shortcut that
starts the app, change its permissions.
 
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Mark V

In said:
Hello,

We have a DOS app that we run on Windows and we remotely
administer the Windows computer using VNC. We have told the
users several times not to run the app in full screen mode,
however, they continue to do so. When they do this, it causes
VNC to come back with an error message. Is there a way that I
can disable the full screen mode so that they can no longer do
this and lock us out?
Perhaps simply setting up the shortcut so the app window is nearly
maximized for the screen resolution would keep them from wanting to
make it "largest" ("Full Screen") in the first place. ?

In VNC do you have an option to run a batch file on connection? If
so, then one could revert the application window from Full Screen to
windowed automatically perhaps. (I know too little of VNC however).
 
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Michael Bednarek

We have a DOS app that we run on Windows and we remotely administer the
Windows computer using VNC. We have told the users several times not
to run the app in full screen mode, however, they continue to do so.
When they do this, it causes VNC to come back with an error message.
Is there a way that I can disable the full screen mode so that they can
no longer do this and lock us out?
Which VNC version? Here, with TightVNC 1.2.9, a full screen console just
appears as black and does not produce any error message; what's more,
just pressing Alt+Enter will as expected return the console into a
windowed mode.
 
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Al Dunbar

Michael Bednarek said:
Which VNC version? Here, with TightVNC 1.2.9, a full screen console just
appears as black and does not produce any error message; what's more,
just pressing Alt+Enter will as expected return the console into a
windowed mode.
What client o/s is being administered? I would recommend using RDP instead
of a third party remote control product. There is no reason why the client
users need to see what you are doing in the way of administration.

/Al
 

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