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Connect Macbook Pro to TV wirelessly

I am currently using an HDMI adapter (and a cable for audio) to connect my Macbook Pro (2009) to my HD TV (no smart TV) and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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Multiple users working remote on one mac?

we want to develop some iOS apps in our company. Since we use windows-pcs, we think about buying only one Mac and all working remotely from our windows machines on this single Mac. Is this possible? ...
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Remove Little Snitch via script

I want to be able to uninstall Little Snitch over Apple Remote Desktop. I came across the script below here: http://fromtheadmin.com/kill-and-remove-little-snitch-application-via-ard-script/ However ...
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Simultaneous user accounts using remote desktop / LMI

I'm taking remote control (from Linux / Chrome) of an OS X system using LMI ("Log Me In"). I have two users account on this machine: one for when I'm physically in front of the system (the "main" ...
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How to fix black screen when trying to control a remote Lion machine with Apple Remote Desktop that is inactive at its Login Window?

We are using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.5.2. on 10.6.8 to ARD control remote 10.7.5 Lion machines. When the remote Lion machine is in its "inactive" stand and at the "Login Window", the result when ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the ...
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Command-line arguments for “Remote Desktop Connection for Mac”?

I haven't been able to find any documentation that would indicate this is possible, but is there any way to pass the hostname you'd like to connect to as a command-line argument to Microsoft's Remote ...
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Remote Desktop no longer shows local mouse cursor

Until recently, Apple Remote Desktop showed the local mouse cursor on top of controlled remote workstations (apparently in an effort to compensate for network latency). A few days ago, my ...
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

We are a small team of developers and we would like to buy a Mac mini in order to develop for iOS. We would like to know if it is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac mini (using ...
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Is there a way to pass keyboard shortcuts from a PC to a Mac while using ultraVNC?

At work I normally use a Windows laptop. My group recently bought a Mac mini to start playing with mobile. A monitor was not purchased. Instead it was deemed that we would access the mini with ...
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Remote Bonjour Connection

I currently use a code editor called Coda. It uses Bonjour to offer collaborative code editing over a local network. I am going to be travelling for the next two months and need to occasionally ...
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Turn off desktop screen/keyboard when connecting via VNC? [duplicate]

When I VNC into a remote OS X machine (e.g. my office machine), the remote screen is showing everything I'm doing. It also unlocks the screen so that if I'm not watching that screen, someone can use ...
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Is there a remote desktop app for iPad that works well with a bluetooth keyboard?

I am a programmer and I like my new iPad because its screen is fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Adonit Writer Plus for the new iPad in the mail. Here's what I want to know: ...
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Using all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop

How is possible send all trackpad gestures via Apple Remote Desktop.app (ARD)? Some working, some not, especially don't works gestures: mission control (4 fingers up) exposee (4 fingers down) ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote ...
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Send hotkey combinations to remote Mac?

I'm working on another Mac remotely, via the Screen Sharing app. Is there a way for me to send my swipe gestures and "hotkey" keystrokes to the remote machine? It's kinda annoying to have to keep ...
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VNC Viewer with clipboard sync

I need to connect to Ubuntu Vinegar VNC and Windows UltraVNC. I can't find one that sync's the clipboard so I can past from my Macbook to the others OS. It works fine Windows to Ubuntu and vise ...
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Is there a remote desktop or vnc app for the IPad that properly handles Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts?

I've tried 4 or 5 remote desktop apps, the most notable being Jump Desktop and Splashtop Streamer. Most of these remote desktop apps have some sort of on-screen keyboard for typing with the IPad, ...
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Mac mini and VNC remote performance

I'm looking to get a Mac for iOS development, and with about $700 to work with, a Mac mini with upgraded RAM seems like the way to go. My problem is I never work strictly in one place (i.e. the ...
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Remote desktop thru firewall via vpn

Scheme: My_macbook -> INTERNET -> Linux_Proxy_Firewall-> Lion_On_The_Internal_Network So, need set up encrypted tunnel between my macbook and Linux firewall and want connect into the ...
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Getting notified when someone logs into a server using SSH or Remote Desktop

I have a mac mini server running OS X Lion Server 10.7.3. It pretty much runs unattended without problems. However, the server is under constant "attack" according to the logs. The firewall and ...
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Windows RDP client that allows key mapping and easy use of Function Keys

I often use RDP clients (like Microsoft Remote Desktop or CoRD) to access my work machines to use Visual Studio at work. This actually works pretty well, except for when it comes to using the Function ...
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Is there an app that will let me drag/drop and copy/paste across two Macs?

I've got two Macs sitting right next to each other and I'm logged on to both of them. Is there some app that will allow me to drag and drop across the two of them? Specifically, I'm trying to share ...
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Preventing Remote Desktop from reconnecting to lost connections after waking

Throughout a given work day, I alternate between my Windows 7 desktop and MacBook Air, using my PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop on my Mac. When I swap from my Mac to my PC, I simply close my Mac's lid ...
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What is the best RDP/VNC client for the new iPad that makes use of the retina display?

I am looking for a remote desktop client to connect to both my Mac and PC. I would prefer not to install any software on the remote computers and just take advantage of the built-in protocols. What ...
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Can I use VNC over VPN on my new iPad?

I've gotten an new iPad with 4G (yay!) and I've set up the VPN connection to connect to a VPN which I'd like to use to connect to my computer. However, I've noticed that my once VPN is on, my iPad ...
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Apple Remote Desktop multiple ports on one address / ip

I am using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) version 3.5.1 and I want to add computers to the list. I have several virtual machines running on an VMWare ESXi host. VMWare enables screen sharing via VNC but ...
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Is it possible to use Remote Desktop to control a Mac Lion Server without monitor and keyboard attached?

I never used Remote Desktop for Mac OSX so before buying the software I would like to know if I can fully control my Mac Mini with Lion Server installed without any keyboard or monitor attached. ...
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Need better performance: best alternative for Lion's built in VNC server?

I'm connecting to my work's iMac through VNC. On the client side I use JollysFastVNC (on my Mac at home) and as server I use Lion's built in VNC server. The appearance is just great but the overall ...
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What is the difference between Apple Remote Desktop / Remote Management / Remote Login / Remote Events and Screen sharing?

I am trying to get my head around the difference between the Apple products above. To me, Apple VNC (or rather generic VNC clients) perform the same basic function as Remote Desktop implementations ...
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Run remote applications on Os X like X11 does

Is there any application that can be installed in Os X (Lion) that will allow a person to run applications from the host system on a guest system, displaying only the windows for the application? In ...
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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Any reasons that prevent Apple Remote Desktop to wake sleeping Macs?

Is there any known reason why I cannot wake up sleeping Macs with Apple Remote Desktop? I have checked the Energy Saver Prefs "Wake for network access". I have checked the Sharing Prefs "Remote ...
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How can I screen share and use Pages?

Via Remote Management (VNC) I am connecting to a virtual display on a Mac running Lion. VNC is working as expected, except Pages '09 documents show up blank. If, however VNC connects to the Mac and ...
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How do you open two or more simultaneous sessions of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection in Lion?

How do you open two or more simultaneous sessions of Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection in Lion? The RDC client comes with Office for Mac 2011. I work on a MacBook Pro but have to remote into Windows ...
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How to share and project Powerpoint presentation with ARD

I would like to present a Powerpoint 2011 presentation in a classroom with ~20 student machines equipped with Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.1. There is also a projector and small screen in front. I have ...
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Remote Management

When remote management is enabled on a client computer, does the client computer keep logs of when the computer is being observed, when reports are generated, etc? If so, where would this log be ...
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How do I effectively have multiple helpdeskers use ARD?

I manage the IT for an org with about 800 clients with mixture of Windows and Mac platforms. I'm looking at getting ARD for my staff (up to 4 installations of ARD) so they can better support the mac ...
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iDevice as a Macbook remote control (remote desktop)

Is there any software application that allows iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as an advanced remote control for a Macbook Pro?
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Remote Management vs. Screen Sharing?

What is the difference between enabling remote management and enabling screen sharing? Apple's support article, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4715, says: If the Apple Remote Desktop administrator ...
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PC laptop + VNC + Mac Mini server for iOS development. Is it practical?

[orignally posted to stackoverflow.com - it was suggested that this would be a better place for it] I'd like to start experimenting with iOS development, but to coin an (awful) phrase: "I'm a PC". I ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via remote desktop with a Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my iMac with Snow Leopard to a Windows box at work that runs Windows 7 Professional. The connection is done over ssh. When logged in to the window box I ...
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Configuring Lion VNC Server: virtual display by default?

The new Screen Sharing server in Lion supports multiple concurrent log-ins: if there is already someone logged into the computer when you try to connect with VNC, it gives you the option of logging ...
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Lion not responding to mouse clicks over VNC

Under Snow Leopard, I had no problems with VNC connections from my Windows 7 64-bit PC to my Mac mini. However, after upgrading to Lion, my Mac mini no longer responds to mouse clicks when using any ...
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How to enable OS X screen sharing (VNC) through SSH?

I forgot to turn on "VNC viewers may control screen with password", to enter on my working Mac, is there way to turn-on this feature remotely via SSH (I'm on WindowsXP now)?
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How can I screen share into a remote coworker's Mac?

I have a coworker who should do some testing on a Mac but is a Windows user who has no desire to learn the Mac. If I could just log in to his Mac, which is on a wireless network, and do his work for ...
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Problems with diacritics on vnc-viewer under Mac OS X

I have an iMac desktop and a Mac Mini, both running under OS Lion, and both under my local network WiFi (iMac with a cable and Mini on WiFi). I configured "Screen sharing" on the Mini and installed ...
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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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How to wake my Mac remotely so I can use screen sharing?

I have two computers: a Mac Pro, and a Macbook Air. When my Mac Pro is on (awake), I can use screen sharing to take over its screen. It displays in the Finder sidebar as a networked computer. However, ...