Clickable URLs in VNC
is a modified version of the
client that lets one
click on URLs within a VNC window..
..to open them locally, outside VNC.
How it works
Vanilla VNC shunts data pixel by pixel, forcing us to recognize the bitmaps
corresponding to different characters. The clever idea is to provide this
information in the same form the server uses - the font file. Just find the
bdf file corresponding to the font you use (some common fonts and the getbdf
tool are included in
this distribution), put it in the same directory as vncviewer.exe on your
local machine, and you're set.
Having to convert pixels to text implies that VNC won't find URLs that aren't
fully visible in the VNC window. This means we can't recognize text in several
if the cursor or mouse pointer occludes the URL. Make sure you don't click
on the body of the URL but to its left. Clicking on the 'http' will work.
if another window or widget within VNC occludes the URL.