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Make remote tech support as simple as possible
Authored by: meikokun on Mar 28, '07 07:27:46PM

thanks to Phillip for pointing this out.
after much trial and error I found the cause of the problem. There seems to be a bug in the Schnitz wrapper for OSXvnc-server that only allows you to use system events to type 19 total characters in the address field. Sounds crazy I know, but it isn't a bug in applescript (as I first thought) since I was able to get the appropriate script to work in Vine Server just fine. It was just dumb luck that I used the particular DNS name that I did, as in conjunction with the .homedns.org bit that I use, it makes 19 characters. The full stops (periods) also count as a character, by the way.

Both of the following will work:

tell application "Finder"
activate application "Schnitz Remote Lite"
tell application "System Events" to keystroke "123456789.12345.org" & tab & tab & return
end tell


or


tell application "Finder"
activate application "Schnitz Remote Lite"
tell application "System Events" to keystroke "123456.123.12345678" & tab & tab & return
end tell

clearly the IP address option isn't going to work

This now leaves you with two options:
1) you use vine server, and the appropriate script. Vine server is great, and I use it on my machine, but I *really* like how simple the interface is for schnitz.
2) you get a DNS name that conforms to the 19 characters xxxxxxxx.dyndns.org, or xxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx etc, etc.

sorry about this; who knew there would be a conflict between a very simple applescript and a wrapper for a small app, AND that I would happen upon the only combination that would work for it? Blessed or cursed, you decide ;)



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