how to switch vm console to/from read only mode?


Active Member
Feb 17, 2010
Torino, Italy
is there any way to put the browser-vnc console in read only mode?
sometime i need to be able to look what a user is doing without interfering with its activity (mouse pointer)

before you ask, no i'm not spying users, its an external tech support for a commercial app that often needs to work an a windows server (btw via the "supremo" remote control app). i just wish to be able to check what he's doing, in case something goes wrong. sometimes he asks me to act locally (because it's faster) so i need to be able to switch back to interactive mode, too. i think it's possible with the regular vnc client too.

any ideas? is this regulated by a "monitor" option or else?

Thanks, Marco

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pve-manager: 2.1-1 (pve-manager/2.1/f9b0f63a)
running kernel: 2.6.32-11-pve
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openais-pve: 1.1.4-2
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fence-agents-pve: 3.1.7-2
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qemu-server: 2.0-39
pve-firmware: 1.0-16
libpve-common-perl: 1.0-27
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