Thursday, April 27, 2017

My HTPC remote mouse: VMouse

I have a HTPC set up in my living room that have TightVNC running so I can remote control it using my tablet or desktop. Sometimes, I just need to have an app that act like a mouse without the full remote desktop experience. I found many apps in the app store can do this but requires installation of its own server application on the HTPC. I don't like the idea of installing extra server that would take up more computer resource. Plus I trust TightVNC more. Since I already have TightVNC installed, I should be able to control the mouse via VNC protocol (RFB). This's why VMouse was born.

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