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VNC alternatives that notify users

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Hi
We want to integrate something like VNC remote assistance
But Ideally, it would notify the users that someone is watching their screen as people are getting a bit freaked out by the idea

Is there an option in VNC or other free software that notifies users they are being remotely watched/controlled?
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by:insidetech
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Take a look at Splashtop.

Http://www.splashtop.com

It is free for non commercial use and very reasonable for commercial use.

It does what you are asking for plus much more ...
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by:websss
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Great thanks
So no option in VNC to notify users they are being remote controlled?
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Which VNC are you using? RealVNC will do so by default on the right side (bottom right for Windows, top right for Mac). I forget how notifications from others like TightVNC go these days.
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Sadly that really depends on the VNC branch used. As said, RealVNC notifies by default, with other VNCs you might have to enable the confirmation option with a default of "Accept" (if available - UltraVNC and TightVNC do both), or similar stuff.
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