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Chapter 8. Configuring Your GNOME Desktop
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8.15. Remote Desktop Preferences

The Remote Desktop preference tool enables you to share a GNOME Desktop session between multiple users, and to set session-sharing preferences.

Table 8.17, Session Sharing Preferences lists the session-sharing preferences that you can set. These preferences have a direct impact on the security of your system.

Table 8.17. Session Sharing Preferences

Dialog Element


Allow other users to view your desktop

Select this option to enable remote users to view your session. All keyboard, pointer, and clipboard events from the remote user are ignored.

Allow other users to control your desktop

Select this option to enable other to access and control your session from a remote location.

Users can view your desktop using this command:

Click on the highlighted text to system address by email to a remote user.

When a user tries to view or control your desktop

Select the following security considerations when a user tries to view or control your session:

  • Ask you for confirmation: Select this option if you want remote users to ask you for confirmation when they want to share your session. This option enables you to be aware of other users who connect to your session. You can also decide what time is suitable for the remote user to connect to your session.

  • Require the user to enter this password: Select this option to authenticate the remote user if authentication is used. This option provides an extra level of security.


Enter the password that the client who attempts to view or control your session must enter.

(Next: Screen Resolution Preferences)

Chapter 8. Configuring Your Desktop
Table of Contents

8.1. Assistive Technology Preferences

8.2. CD Database Preferences

8.3. Desktop Background Preferences

8.4. File Management Preferences

8.5. Font Preferences
      8.5.a. Previewing a Font
      8.5.b. Adding a TrueType Font

8.6. Login Photo Preferences

8.7. Keyboard Accessibility Preferences
      8.7.a. Basic Preferences
      8.7.b. Filter Preferences
      8.7.c. Mouse Preferences

8.8. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.a. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.b. Keyboard Layouts Preferences
      8.8.c. Keyboard Layout Options
      8.8.d. Typing Break Preferences

8.9. Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences

8.10. Menus & Toolbars Preferences

8.11. Mouse Preferences
      8.11.a. Buttons Preferences
      8.11.b. Pointer Preferences
      8.11.c. Motion Preferences

8.12. Multimedia Systems Selector

8.13. Network Proxy Preferences

8.14. Preferred Applications
      8.14.a. Web Browser Preferences
      8.14.b. Email Client Preferences
      8.14.c. Text Editor Preferences
      8.14.d. Terminal Preferences

8.15. Remote Desktop Preferences (you are here)

8.16. Screen Resolution Preferences

8.17. Screensaver Preferences

8.18. Sessions Preferences
      8.18.a. Setting Session Preferences
      8.18.b. Setting Session Properties
      8.18.c. Configuring Startup Applications

8.19. Sound Preferences
      8.19.a. General Sound Preferences
      8.19.b. Sound Event Preferences
      8.19.c. System Bell Settings

8.20. Theme Preferences
      8.20.a. To Create a Custom Theme
      8.20.b. To Install a New Theme
      8.20.c. To Install a New Theme Option
      8.20.d. To Delete a Theme Option
      8.20.e. Previewing Themes

8.21. Windows Preferences

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