Software that allows a remote user to see and/or control a computer.

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Problems with screen share on Mac OSX

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and 2013 Mac Mini. My local network has 2 routers attached: a Sky Hub and TP-Link. The Sky Hub is the main router with DHCP and Wi-Fi active. The TP-Link acts as a WiFi ...
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“Control mode” when using Screen Sharing to connect to a linux host via ssh tunnel?

For years, I've been able to ssh into a linux host and then (using an ssh option like ‑L5902:127.0.0.1:7898) tunnel a VNC connection from my mac; I've also similarly tunneled VNC connections to ...
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Screen saver on remote desktop

My osx box is connected to my TV via HDMI. I use "Share Screen" to login to the box and play a netflix video. I must have installed an update or something because suddenly, when I close the "Share ...
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Keep Mac mini on Wi-Fi (for screen-sharing), but disable internet access… How?

I have a Mac mini, running El Capitan, which I use as a media server. I access/control it and control it via screen-sharing. The Mac Mini has no display attached, so it must remain connected to my ...
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Any way to accelerate headless performance through software?

I run a Hack Pro as a headless server, and, as has been discussed endlessly, Mac GPUs shut down when there is no external monitor, thus causing terrible performance with VNC/Screen Sharing/RDC/etc. ...
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Screen sharing with absolutely no chance of control?

I'd like to give a presentation to other people who happen to be in the same room. I'll be running various programs and would like my screen to be visible as I work. Instead of a projector, I am ...
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opening two remote screen sharing on the same client

I have a macbook and I connect to my linux accounts with screen sharing. I would like to connect to two different linux accounts from the same client (my macbook) at the same time, using two different ...
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Screen Sharing input doesn't work in an application

I use screen sharing to play multiplayer on some games, with the person who is screen sharing with me has different controls(like were playing split screen). However, when I open Dolphin(an emulator ...
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How do I stop this person (IP address) from trying to connect to my Mac via screensharing?

I have screensharing enabled on my Mac. I make use of the feature often to remotely control my Mac from public computers. However, while looking through the console today, I noticed this message ...
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Can I watch Netflix movie on iPad run on iPhone?

I watch Netflix when I exercise at the gym. My iPhone6 is using T-Mobile and it provides unlimited data and up to free 7GB personal hotspot per month. I use my iPad Pro to see Netflix movie on a ...
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Share screen on Mac/iPhone without having Apple TV

I am gonna to have a telephone with my customer to present our first milestone of one app we are building for customer (I am a PO). I have to call him by telephone and I want to share my iphone screen ...
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How can I prevent stuck keys when VNC into OS X El Capitan loses focus?

tl;dr: I'd like to avoid OS X thinking the [Command] key is being held down when I [Alt][Tab] away from a Windows TightVNC session, or at least get the [Command] key to auto-release after a period of ...
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How to enable a complex firewire-ethernet-ethernet solution for sharing files between OSX & Windows?

I'm working on getting a Dos PC running with help from my friend. A thought occurred. I already have this setup: MacBookPro -> FireWire Ethernet -> PreSonus FireBox soundcard -> FireWire -> Mac ...
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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

UPDATE: I figured out in part what is happening, but not why or how to change this behavior. When at the computer itself, Finder only activates the screen you are on when you click on the ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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Screen sharing in OSX El Capitan

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and a 2013 Mac Mini, both running El Capitan with all latest updates. The Mac Mini is "headless" as I use it as a media server. I connect to the Mini from the MBP using the ...
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Screen Sharing between different OS Releases

Work Machine: Yosemite Home Machine: El Capitan Prior to updating the Home Machine, Screen sharing worked OK between both machines when on the OS X release (i.e. both Yosemite). I use a Corp VPN to ...
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Getting closest to a multi-screen remote desktop through an iPad

I'd like to find out how close I can get to an ideal combination for accessing my desktop remotely over the net through an iPad Pro. Ideally I'd want to Remotely access the desktop with no router ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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Display problems in El Capitan on screen sharing

I have recently updated the OS in an old Mac Pro to El Capitan. Since then I have severe display problems. I must add that I access the system via screen sharing. The fonts are horribly blurred in ...
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How to stop display from turning off when I disconnect a Screen Sharing client

I have a Mac which I connect to using Screen Sharing to log in and start a video playing. Since upgrading to El Capitan, when I quit the screen sharing client, the screen on the remote machine turns ...
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Headless Mac mini: Share Screen + FileVault

At the office we have a Mac mini that will be used to run a Teamcity agent. It is a requirement from our security department that we enable FileVault on this machine. I will also need to manage ...
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How to configure Mac screen sharing to ONLY listen on localhost?

I'm tunneling through ssh, so I would prefer screen sharing to only listen on local host for additional security. Is there a configure file I can edit to specify that ?
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Can Messages.app provide screen-sharing over internet like iChat app did?

iChat was an app that was replaced by Messages.app. The old app, iChat, provided screen sharing over the Internet, as described here. Does Messages.app provide such screen sharing over the Internet? ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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screensharind using 5GB of Memory in Yosemite

My OSX system suddenly slowed down as I was using it, so I opened Activity Monitor to check whats causing it. Is it normal for screensharingd to be using 5GB of memory? I'm not connecting to the ...
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Logging in automatically without removing the password

Is there any way to have OSX log in automatically in a certain account when starting up, without asking for the password, while preventing remote (or even local network) connections without password? ...
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Remotely upgrading to El Capitan broke Screen Sharing

We have a remote Mac Mini acting as a build server that we use Screen Sharing to connect to and remotely manage. Well I recently upgraded this box to El Capitan and now Screen Sharing won't connect ...
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Curtain mode for Screen sharing in Yosemite

Is there a way to enable "Curtain Mode" in the native Screen Sharing app without purchasing Apple Remote Desktop?
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“Screen Sharing” without sharing screen

I have a Linux background and I have just been given a new machine at work which puts me in previously uncharted territory i.e. a Mac running OSX. Since I have very little or no experience with OSX, I ...
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Screen Sharing on Yosemite problems

Laptop screensharing into my tower. Everything on 10.10. Do it every single day. Today, this is happening. It's behaving very strangely and then when i try to view only one display, it's doing this ...
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Screen Sharing in El Capitan – Gone?

When I upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan, I got a warning about Apple’s Screen Sharing.app being not supported. Sure enough, an alias to the app was moved to a folder named "Incompatible ...
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Screen sharing - Remote screen off turns main display off

I run El Capitan + Server on a mac mini that is plugged on a TV via HDMI and to which I access via Screen Sharing. Recently (since the El Capitan upgrade?), when the remote computer goes to sleep or ...
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How to use an old iMac as an external display for a MacBook via wifi?

There have been several questions how to connect a (new) MacBook to an (old) iMac so the latter will work as a second, bigger display for the former, but all were assuming a hardware connection, i.e. ...
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Change keyboard layout when remote viewing

I sometimes use screen sharing to control another Mac which has a different keyboard layout. How can I automate the process of changing the layout of the remote machine to US-American when I log to ...
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Apple Screen Sharing = VNC/RDP?

Is Apple Screen Sharing just an implementation of VNC/RDP or similar protocols? If so, then which?
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log in to iCloud via command line

I used to be able to Screen Share with 2 of my Mac minis in remote locations until I changed my Apple password. Now they are not showing up under Shared in Finder. I am still able to SSH into them. Is ...
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Launchctl List - Screen Sharing Process Running While Disabled?

Below is my list of active processes as produced by the launchctl list command in terminal. I'm not messing with those processes, but I am studying them to learn more about how OS X works. The ...
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Screen Share connects to wrong device

I have a Mac mini (Mac mini 2) set up in New York which I can connect to just fine via the Share Screen... button on Finder. However, when I try to connect to my other Mac mini in Miami (Mac mini 3), ...
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Screensharing keeps being turned on! How can I make sure it stays off?

I recently noticed that somehow sharing had screensharing enabled in privacy setting... I saw that it was accessible from my network and via VNC. Ok to this point I had a friend try setting up a ...
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Screen sharing & File sharing turning off

I have a MAC mini that I use as a webserver. To control it I have file sharing and Screen sharing turned on. But everytime i restart the MAC both screen sharing and filesharing turns off. What is ...
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Flickering when using screen sharing

When connecting over the InterTubes from my MBP the the Mac Mini in my AV rack at home (using OSX's built-in screen sharing utility), the screen flickers slowly. Every two seconds or so, the remote ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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I can't 'Screen Share' on my MBP with OS X Yosemite

Specs: Macbook Pro Mid 2012 OS X 10.10.4 I'm not able to Share my screen with my friends. I want to connect with my friend's Macbook (which is not in my network, different city) for troubleshooting ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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OS X remote sharing without needing to install an app on the client

My clients have OS X (as I do) but have trouble installing the GoToMyPC app, and indeed, any apps — TeamViewer requires that the client install their app, too. Is there a remote management/screen ...
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Screen Sharing to Ubuntu 14.04 server with Lubuntu Desktop - one-way clipboard

I've seen other questions around this topic - e.g. this - but none of them cover exactly what I'm seeing. I'm using my MacBook Air with Yosemite 10.10.3 to connect to a TightVnc 1.3.9-6.4ubuntu1 ...
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Will screen sharing work across different ISPs and over the Internet?

I’m just beginning to learn the use of screen sharing between two Macs. Today I’ve successfully implemented it with two different computers on my desktop, using the "Sharing" section in System ...