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

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Why is Mac-to-Mac screen sharing just hanging?

I have my iMac set up with: Firewall off Screen sharing on for specific user, no general VNC password File sharing on (with liberal access) I want to connect to it's screen from my MBPro. Whenever ...
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Is there a Windows remote desktop client compatible with Lion's virtual display feature?

With Lion, you can use screen sharing to connect to a "virtual display", meaning that you log in to a new session instead of 'hijacking' the currently active one. Is there a Windows program that can ...
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How to do a screen capture from iPad 3?

I need to record me using an iPad while I am drawing on it (with Penultimate). I usually use ScreenFlow to record onscreen actions on my desktop Mac, so I need a way to display iPad on my Mac. Is ...
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Has the Virtual Display screen sharing been removed in Mountain Lion?

One of the great things about Lion was the Virtual Display, whereby when screen sharing you could login as a 2nd user rather than just take over the physical display. In effect it was like turning ...
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Are the changes to Lion's screen sharing documented anywhere publicly?

I am looking for a general technical overview of the changes Lion brought to screen sharing (VNC). Specifically, the server now can differentiate and communicate the difference between dropping in ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share ...
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How can I make Back to my Mac Screen Sharing go full screen?

I've got two macs, both with the same monitor. When I use Back to my Mac Screen Sharing from Mac A to Mac B, I see the full screen of Mac B, but it's in a window on Mac A, and the image is scaled a ...
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Can I screen-share with a computer that has no monitor?

Can I screen share with a computer that has no monitor? My computer is OS 10.6.8.
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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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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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Screen Sharing won't allow me to paste into remote system

I am connected to a remote system via Screen Sharing. I have text (plaintext) on my clipboard locally. I am unable to paste into the remote system. How can I make this work? Here are some details: ...
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How to kill stuck Screen sharing authentication dialogue?

Sometimes when connecting to a screen sharing machine in Finder, the authentication dialogue hangs indefinitely. The only way I've been able to get rid of it is log out. So far I've tried killing a ...
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How to change resolution when using screen sharing and no physical screen is connected?

We have a Mac Pro running Lion that ha no screen attached. It is set up so it can be accessed using screen sharing (VNC). It works with a 800 by 600 resolution. How can I change the resolution ...
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Share the clipboards automatically when using Apple Screen Sharing?

Is it possible to share the clipboard of my local machine and a remote machine automatically when using OS X's built-in Screen Sharing utility? The whole Edit -> Send Clipboard, Edit -> Get Clipboard ...
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VNC from Windows gives blank login screen

I'm trying to VNC into my MBP running Lion using TightVNC on Win7. Under Screen Sharing I have Allow access for All Users turned on, and Anyone may request permission and VNC viewers may control ...
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Is there any way to have the Screen Sharing app in Snow Leopard to remember the last connected host?

I'm wondering if there is an easier way. Currently, I launch Screen Sharing app, and a window appears asking for a host to connect to. I'd like it to already have the host field populated with my last ...
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What is the fastest connection between two MacBooks

What is the fastest way to connect two MacBooks? In my case I want to connect an MacBook Air (2011) with a Retina MacBookPro and use Screen Sharing. Options I'm thinking of: Thunderbolt/Ethernet ...
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Screen sharing fails to connect

I have chronic problems connecting to my headless Mac Mini using Mac OS X's builtin screen sharing. Usually it works fine, but sometimes it will not connect. It goes like this: I initiate a ...
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Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...
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Skype two way screen sharing

Is it possible to do two-way screen sharing on Skype mac? if I share my screen with someone, the other person is unable to share theirs with me (thought their camera works). Is this a Premium feature? ...
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Remotely turn on screen sharing

I recently tried to turn on Internet Sharing for my mac mini, and accidently hit 'Remote Management' which turns off screen sharing! I have no peripherals - not even a display, but I do have a lot of ...
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Has anyone else been able to find out why Back to my Mac isn't working in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see my other computers that I was able to access with Back to my Mac, under previous OS X versions (while I am away from home - usually accessing my home ...
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How well does Apple Remote Desktop work over the Internet?

I have a few family members with Macs that I'd like to be able to help if they have questions or get stuck, and I've been looking into various solutions to be able to remotely connect to their ...
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Screen share between OS X and iOS

Anyone knows any application that will allow me to share my OS X Lion screen with an iPhone? I don't care to have it over the Internet, WiFi is sufficient.
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View desktop of *very remote* Ubuntu box from my MacBook Pro

So, I’ve searched for literally hours on this subject. Seen various solutions. But practically all of them are for people who want to see their Ubuntu desktop on their Mac, with both machines on the ...
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Force Quit Connecting Screen Share

This has happened to me a couple of times now. I try to connect to a computer using screen share and for some reason the computer doesn't answer. I'm not worried about that though. The issue I'm ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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Can OS X be remotely accessed using the GUI but securely to hide what is displayed locally?

The remote screen sharing feature of OS X is extremely convenient. I can access my office machine from home when I need some software that can only be installed on on-campus computers. However, I ...
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How to use Mac OS X “Per-user screen sharing” from a Windows PC?

I am trying to use the "Per-user screen sharing" feature in Mac OS X Lion. This is different from regular screen sharing in that it allows you to log in to your account on the Mac remotely without ...
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How can I log screen sharing access on OS X?

I've got my firewall on (the OS X firewall) and I've got a lot of attempts on screen sharing. Allow AppleVNCServer connecting from 93.78.170.237:2223 uid = 0 proto=6 I want to log successful ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts during iChat Screen Sharing

Switching Screens I was just on an iChat-initiated Screen Sharing session with a friend, and had a really rough time telling him to get off the mouse so I can click back to my computer in order to ...
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How do you stop screen sharing in Mac OS?

I want to know how to stop screen sharing in Mac OS, once I've enabled it by clicking "share screen" in the dialogue that pops up. I don't want to disable screen sharing, since I'd still like to ...
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My MacBook no longer connects to my iMac via screen sharing

I have an iMac and a MacBook running Snow Leopard. I used to connect from my MacBook to my iMac regularly with screen sharing. Has worked great for over a year. I recently got my hard drive in my ...
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How Do I Disable Remote Management and Enable Screen Sharing?

I am connected to a headless remote Mac Mini. Under Sharing in the System Preferences both Remote Login and Remote Management are checked though Remote Mangement is "grayed out". I would like to ...
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Does Facetime on Mountain Lion allow you to share your screen?

I am trying to figure out a way to share my screen with someone else. I wanted to see if Facetime had that feature or if there is another recommendation for screen sharing on Mountain Lion.
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Is It Possible To Use Desktop Mac Apps On An iPad?

Wouldn't it be cool, if you could somehow use the desktop software running on your Mac on your iPad !!! Is this possible ?
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Is there a free alternative to copilot that doesn't require the helpee to do anything ever

I want to set up my Grandfather's mac (running lion) so that it's got a vnc server always running that I can connect to anytime without any input from him. The point is to try to circumvent the hour ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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ScreenSharing as VNC client/viewer doesn't work in Yosemite

I was using built in ScreenSharing app to connect to a VNC server running on a Linux box. After upgrading to Yosemite the ScreenSharing icon on my Dock is a question mark now. Does OS X no longer ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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Unable to share screen over iChat

I've been trying to set up iChat screen sharing between an iBook G4 and my MacBook (both running the latest Leopard) for some time now without success. iChat has been configured on both computers with ...
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Screen sharing - can you prevent the attached screen from turning on?

I have a machine at work that I sometimes like to connect to using screen sharing, but I don't want anyone else in the office to be able to see what I'm doing. I also don't want to give them access ...
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Access Mac mini remotely (Screen Sharing + File System)

I have a Mac Mini connected to a Time Capsule (connected to a DSL modem, getting a new external IP address every 24 hours). Any recommendation on how to access the Mac mini remotely (both file system ...
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Screensharing slow, even over gigabit ethernet

When I connect from my laptop to my server with Apple Screen Sharing, it is extremely laggy, even over gigabit ethernet. Files copy at expected speeds (~100MB/s) but Screen Sharing is terribly slow. ...
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OS X 10.9 Screen Sharing: disable file transfer

On OS X 10.7 or newer (10.8, 10.9) simply drag'n'drop files between your desktop and remote desktop to transfer the files between computers How can I disable this? I have made restricted ...
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How can I gain screen share/ssh access to a G5 connected by ethernet to a Mac Mini on my wireless Airport Extreme Network from my MacBook Pro?

Ok, so the scenario is this: I have a G5 Quad (running Leopard) with no wireless card. The G5 is connected by ethernet to a Mac-Mini (running Lion), which is picking up my AirPort Extreme network ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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Can't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need ...
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Skewed Log In Screen When Screen Sharing

Trying to use a Mac Pro as a headless media server. Worked just fine when I had a monitor or TV hooked up to it, but now that I've tried to remove a monitor and use it headless, I get a skewed log-in ...
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Can Teleport be set up to be automated?

I've got two Macs, and I only use one keyboard and mouse thanks to Teleport. The problem is that I have to activate it every time I turn my computer on. Would it be possible to do it automatically?