Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Apple Mac OSX Keyboard Mapping and NX Client

The combination of No Machine's Remote Desktop and thin clients is truly excellent. However using the OSX client has given people a lot of problems, specially keyboard mappings - basically the mapping is trashed and its impossible to use.

The workaround, tested with OSX v. 10.4.x and NX Client 3.0.x is to start X11 first then launch NX.


Anonymous said...

Excellent! It works for me!

Running Leopard 10.5.6, and NX Client 3.3

Thanks a lot!

k0re said...

w0w, finally! :D

Anonymous said...

This is excellent! I was trying to get this working for 2days and found this post.

Thank you so much!

Running Snow Leopard 10.6.4 and NX Client 3.4.0-8

JimmyJames said...

I'm trying to use the NXClient to connect from a Mac to a Ubuntu server. I can't get the Keyboard mappings right - any time I press the "d" key all running apps on the remote (ubuntu) machine are killed.

I tried starting the X11 server prior to launching the NX Client (by going to Apps->Utilities->X11) but that didn't work.

Am am I missing something? Is that not "starting" X11 on my mac prior to trying to connect with NX Server? Any other ideas?

Thanks! This is driving me crazy not being able to work remotely effectively!

OSx 10.5.8, NXClient 3.4.0_8

Anonymous said...

you can also try the free XQuartz from Since I updated to 10.5 and 10.6 I always use this, and so far things seem OK.

kj said...

@JimmyJames, "d" might be set up as a shortcut (it was on mine, and was really annoying). System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts