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RealVNC notifications causing PowerPoint slide show to stop

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment
  • System Notes: Windows 7 Professional, RealVNC 5.1.0, PowerPoint 2010

We have a Windows 7 Professional system that we use a video extender with to display a rotating PowerPoint slide show on an external building monitor.  It has RealVNC installed for  remotely administering the system, and we just recently upgraded from RealVNC 5.0.5 to 5.1.0.  This caused a problem with the PowerPoint slide show stopping and returning to the main PowerPoint interface when disconnecting from RealVNC.

After some testing, it was determined that the connect/disconnect notifications had changed in RealVNC from version 5.0.5 to 5.1.0.  Once we disabled the notifications (which we didn’t really need anyway, due to how the system is set up and used), the PowerPoint problem went away.  To disable these notifications: right-click on the VNC icon, and select Options.  On the VNC Server – Options screen, click on Privacy.  Under the Protect computer options, uncheck the Notify when users connect and disconnect option.

Additional Notes:

By default, when RealVNC is installed, the Notify when users connect and disconnect option will be enabled.

Categories: PowerPoint, RealVNC, Windows 7