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Client-less VNC Control in the Browser
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Here is how I set up OpenPlotter with NoVNC; allowing VNC control from the browser of any device without a client install!  This also allows a full touch interface on any phone or tablet!

https://hitechhobby.com/openplotter-vnc-...r-browser/
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I can understand the benefit of being able to control openCPN via a browser on any device with noVNC. I currently use realVNC to control openCPN on my iPad. Sometimes control using realVNC can be somewhat clunky and wonder if noVNC has any other benefits over realVNC in that respect.
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(06-12-2019, 03:48 AM)Johnnysails Wrote: I can understand the benefit of being able to control openCPN via a browser on any device with noVNC. I currently use realVNC to control openCPN on my iPad. Sometimes control using realVNC can be somewhat clunky and wonder if noVNC has any other benefits over realVNC in that respect.

Using an Android tablet as a client, the realVNC app has some drawbacks.  Mainly, you have to drag and tap the screen to click the cursor; You can't tap a button on the screen and have it click there.

Using tightvncserver instead of realvnc-vnc-server will allow you to use other client apps on iOS/Android/PC, allowing for better/more stable interactions.

I really just like noVNC because its consistent across devices, stable and requires no install.  It also means you can use any device in a pinch; you don't even need to download a VNC Client.
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