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Chicken of the VNC for Mac

Developer's Description

Chicken of the VNC is a fast, lightweight VNC client for Mac OS X. A VNC client allows one to display and interact with a remote computer screen. In other words, you can use Chicken of the VNC to interact with a remote computer as though it's right next to you.

Chicken features automatic server discovery via Rendezvous; listen mode for navigating through firewalls; an auto-scrolling full-screen mode; keychain integration; CPU performance throttling; remappable, smart unicode keybindings; mouse button emulation and native multibutton support; tons of supported transfer encodings including Tight and ZLib; and customizable connection profiles.

This program is distributed under the GNU public license. Source code is available and contributions are welcome!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0b4

  • Chicken of the VNC is now a universal binary.
  • Resolved an issue that caused an "ZLibHex unknown subencoding" error when using ZRLE encoding to connect to an UltraVNC server.
  • Resolved an issue that caused pasting text to work incorrectly if the text contained repeating characters.
  • Bonjour server discovery now works properly when the server uses a non-standard port or display number.
  • Clicking an inactive connection window no longer passes that click through to the server.


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added January 18, 2006
Version 2.0b4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • universal binary


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