I would like to thank you for your willingness to react to the feedback of your customers.
For a free product, I’m very satisfied with your responses, because I had the same question about this Menu Bar Button.
A few days ago, after installing the NX client, this VERY RED button suddenly appeared too…
I, for one, did not expect this button to appear and also find it too “visible” in the mostly black / grey / white MAC Menu Bar.
THE NX SERVER SERVICE / DAEMON FOR PERSONAL USE:
Perhaps, you could add a choice in the Server Preferences whether to start up the NX Server Daemon automatically on boot or not.
Or make it possible to permanently disable the server and only use the client to connect to another computer with it’s NX daemon active.
Or perhaps, not installing this server alltogether with the NX Client: but offer it as a seperate download or as an Option in the install menu…?
THE NX SERVER “MENU BAR” BUTTON COLOUR:
I also would like to request that the NoMachine Server “Menu Bar Button” on a APPLE MAC could be changed to GRAY or something similar.
As you know, almost all buttons and menubars for OS X are black or different shades of grey.
It would be very nice if MAC users could choose to display the button in some gray-ish shade or in the current, rather vibrant red color 😉
ANIMATE / CHANGE THE NX SERVER “MENU BAR” BUTTON TO SHOW IT’S STATUS:
You could also add some features to this gray button to clarify the Server Status: like adding a little extra sign when running or stopped.
Other applications for MAC also give this choice (DropBox and TunnelBlick are some of them AFAIK).
When the server is running, for example:
You could add a little red or green “playing” triangular sign to the “normal” grey “NoMachine Server Button”:
Or you could add a little “Playing” sign in black when active; just like the “Stop” sign (the square) when the server is stopped.
And a little “Record” sign when recording (You should probably make this a red “REC” sign or a RED “ball” or “sphere” to stand out)…
I’m just throwing out some ideas…
Most of which you probably already thought of yourselves 😉
Anyways: thanks for all your hard work and your kind support;
I truly hope my input can be helpfull in some way.
Kind regards to you all!