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so im going through "beginning iphone game development"...

06-24-2009, 02:53 PM
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so im going through "beginning iphone game development"...

... im making use of the vnc on my mac mini and remote connect to it using my laptop. im going through an example in the book and it asks me to use the control key, like so



i read up and apparently the ctrl key on a windows machine should act the same as the control key on a mac but when i try what they ask above, nothing happens.

ive tried setting modifier keys but nothing works. can anyone tell me what the control key is shortcutting in xcode or how to set a key on a windows keyboard to act as a mac control key? or if its my use of tightvnc on my laptop thats interfering with it.
06-24-2009, 03:54 PM
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That's brilliant.. I never thought of using VNC for it all. Now I don't have to roll back and forth between 2 machines.

06-25-2009, 06:12 PM
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VNC sounds like a great idea for portable development with my windows laptop... I'll have to give it a try later. Sorry, I don't know a solution to your control key problem... does the key work as expected in other applications (such as pressing on your windows keyboard: ctrl+windows key+alt+8 to invert screen colors on the mac)?

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06-25-2009, 10:17 PM
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What about right clicking and drag? Does that work? Control drag/click is the same as right drag/click on the mac...
06-26-2009, 01:40 AM
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I tried several vnc, and non worked correctly on the keys.
The best in performance is the teamviewer which is free for private use, so you can try but I just sent a support request regarding keys, as they are not ducumented -- all other keys as the german etc. are translated and even dual screen support is given, but the commercial version is very expensive (you better buy a 2nd mac in this case),
I tested the free vncs ones, which are very confusing and different,
the tightvnc suddenly freezes mouse clicks(in combination with vinserver 2.2), the vnc-4-1-3 works but is slow and though the special keys are mapped like optionkey, the shifted characters are not so to get a / you need to guess.

SO really a mess as far as I have tested.
Any sugestions for a good combination of a mac and pc version ?

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06-26-2009, 01:56 AM
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osx86 on your laptop if it supports it.
06-26-2009, 06:54 AM
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so it turns out it is vnc not sending the correct controls over. just tried a keyboard and monitor connected directly and was able to produce the line using the windows keyboard's control key, and was able to use the right click of the mouse to do the same. perhaps ctrl and alt are commands reserved for tightvnc use. massively gay.
06-26-2009, 09:54 AM
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try the vlc enterprise version the server has a 30 day limit, but the key mapping is much better, when both are from the same company e.g. vlc server rev 4.5 enterprise and viewer 4.5
Only disadvantage so far, its seems to be slower than teamviewer (the option key there is the windows key + roll fixed), and it cannot select between 2 monitors if they are connected. But the Xcode can be mostly worked, only the ctrl + mouse left key is not feeded through for the connections, instead a reverse connection must be used.

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