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I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe there was someway of doing this between windows and linux a few years ago using a kind of SSH-tunnel, but cannot find the application or what its called.

Any help?

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Teleport (free)

This application allows you to use exactly what you have described; the mouse is 'teleported' to the other screen when moving to its edge. It finds computers using Bonjour and sends events over TCP. Note that it is a preference pane utility (found in System Preferences).

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Awesome, just installed it and it work great. Thanks. – Paul Peelen Sep 23 '12 at 19:58

Screen Sharing

Screen sharing is actually built-in already. Enable "Screen Sharing" in System Preferences -> Sharing on the computer you want to access remotely. Then you can access it from the Finder either by selecting it in the sidebar window or directly via Cmd-K and entering the address vnc://IP-Address or vmc://Bonjour Name.local.

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Good to know; however, that sounds like that has some bad usability. – Paul Peelen Sep 23 '12 at 20:15
Works like a charm - when you have the window, drag the title bar icon and you have a single-click icon to click to reestablish the connection. Quite fast too. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Sep 23 '12 at 20:46

The in-built screen sharing in OS X works really well. If you're having any problems, I've written an easy to follow tutorial:

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