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Quick Start Guide

VNC and RDP Connections

To create a new VNC connection, tap the "Add Configuration" button on the main screen.

By default, all connections are configured as SSH console connections. To specify this as a VNC connection, scroll towards the bottom and tap "VNC" to configure as a VNC connection. For RDP connections, select RDP instead.  If you intend to connect directly, without SSH tunneling, tap "Raw" as well. The configuration list will appear as on the left.

If the VNC port is not the default port 5900, specify it here.  For RDP, port 3389 is used by default.


SSH Tunneled VNC or RDP

By leaving "SSH" selected, the SSH options are configurable. The "Port" setting applies to the target SSH port (default 22) and not the VNC port. To configure the VNC or RDP port for SSH connections, specify it in the VNC/RDP options displayed below the connection settings (see example in thumbnail images below).


With the VNC settings, one can store a password, specify if the VNC session is to be shared with other remote VNC clients, and the color depth.

For RDP settings, one can specify in advance the domain, user and password used for this connection. 

With VNC connections, by default iSSH connects in True-Color mode. This is fine for unencrypted, LAN connections. However, for EDGE/3G based, tunneled connections, one can reduce the color depth and signficantly increase the speed of the remote connection. This sacrifices image quality, however.

To connect, tap the connection on the main screen. This will direct you to the X Server/VNC client screen.

In the lower left corner are mouse buttons. The mouse is moved by single tapping anywhere in the screen. Pinching in and out will zoom in and out, respectively.

Double tapping will result a single click. In the lower left hand corner there is a pad that can be tapped to simulate or hold the left or right mouse buttons.

In the right corner is an icon of a keyboard that brings up the keyboard above the VNC/RDP view. Above the keyboard is a set of arrow keys. Tapping this will bring up a widget that contains the arrow keys and other special keys like Ctrl, Alt,Tab, etc.

Special note for OS X users with VNC: This page on Apple's webspite has details regarding setting up OS X for VNC access.  Also, be sure to select "VNC to Mac" for quicker access to your machine.

Blank Config Screen Bottom
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VNC Config - SSH Mode VNC Login Screen VNC Zoomed
                                      In, showing widget in OS X VNC Zoomed Out in Linux