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I'm using TightVNC to connect from my work computer (Fedora) to my home desktop (Windows 7).

For some reason when I attempt to type in the remote desktop (vnc viewer) the keystrokes aren't sending to my home desktop.

Anyone have any ideas as to why this is and/or how to fix it?

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It is possible to have VNC in "read-only" mode. Have you checked that? When "read-only", no input events (keyboard or mouse) are transmitted to the remote end.

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If you typed in the password twice on the TightVNC server, then you didn't confirm the password, you set the read-only password to be the same as the access password. Guess which one takes precedence when logging in (I've done this to myself a few times...)?

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This helped thank you. – Marin Jan 19 '15 at 15:43

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