Software update: TightVNC 2.8.27

There are several programs to control computers remotely. TightVNC is one such program and, as the name implies, it uses VNC . ‘Tight’ refers to the use of compression, which means that the program also performs well over slow connections. TightVNC is suitable for Windows 2000 and above, Windows 9x / NT and Linux users can use version 1.3.10 . In version 2.8.27 the following changes and improvements have been made:

Server for Windows:

  • Fixed server crash on changing window size when sharing one particular window with -sharewindow option (sf bug # 1475).
  • Fixed problems with generating incorrect symbols with certain national keyboard layouts, eg when pressing “3” in Turkish layout and “6” in Portuguese Brazilian ABNT2 layout (sf bugs # 1482, # 1458).
  • Fixed problem with sending black screen when a viewer requests 16-bit or 8-bit colors with big-endian byte order (sf bug # 1473).
  • Fixed an issue with mouse cursor jumping to the top left corner of the screen on requesting full screen update.

Viewer for Windows:

  • Added support of Romanian diacritical marks.
  • Fixed a problem of adding extra null character when transferring text data from clipboard (sf bug # 1485).
  • Fixed incorrect handling of the -mousecursor command-line option (sf bug # 1457).
Version number 2.8.27
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website TightVNC
File size 2.13MB
License type GPL