Sharing Applications to the NSTX Display Wall

Application programs started on a PC or a Macintosh  can be shown on the Display Wall in the Control Room.
A utility program running on the PC or Mac lets you choose the applications for sharing.  You can also share your entire desktop.

Run the application sharing utility

Click the icon in the dock for SharedAppVnc
Run C:\Program Files\SharedAppVnc-win\SharedAppVnc

If you don't have these on your Mac or PC, download it from

This brings up the utility for sharing applications.

Go to the Clients page and connect to nstxwindowspc:0

Share Programs on the Display Wall

Click on the Select Window to Share button and then click on the desired window. The Windows page of SharedAppVnc lists your current programs.  Click an item and then click the down arrow button to share it. 
To stop sharing a program and remove it from the Display Wall, click on its listing under Shared Applications. Then click the Unshare button. Click on the name of a program being shared.
Click on the up arrow to stop sharing it.
Click the rightmost up arrow-bar to stop sharing all programs.
share your entire desktop to the Display Wall by checking the box. The Mode page has a button for sharing the entire desktop.
Use your mouse cursor on your local screen to operate your shared programs. Click on Disconnect Client to end your session.

Enable other users to interact with your shared programs

If you want other users to be able to interact with your shared programs on the Display Wall:
Go to SharedAppVnc--->Preferences
     uncheck Disable Remote Keyboard/Pointer
Go to the symbol for SharedAppVnc in the toolbar showing icons for each current program.  Right click to pop up a menu and select Properties.  Uncheck the box for Disable Remote Keyboard and Pointer.

Mouse cursor for interacting with other people's shared programs

Click the icon in the dock for osx2x (if you don't have it, download from Source Forge, if possible, or get this .gz file or .bz2 file ).
Click the icon on the desktop for x2x-mc (if you don't have it, download it from Source Forge, if possible, or right-click here and Save Target As...)
Select an edge detection direction - the edge of your local screen that leads the cursor to an edge of the Display Wall.
Click within the x2x window to control a mouse cursor on the Display Wall.
Click on Disconnect to end your remote cursor session. To end using the cursor on the Display Wall and go back to using the mouse cursor on your PC:
       Hold down mouse button 1 and simultaneously click on mouse button 2.
This brings up a utility for controlling a mouse cursor on the Display Wall.
    Click on New Connection.
        Hostname is nstxwindowspc:0 and connection type is X11.
        Then click on Connect.

The cursor number selector sets your cursor color so you can distinguish your cursor from other users.

Use this remote cursor only in programs started by other users.

Use your local cursor for controlling your own shared programs.