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

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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...
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Is there an actually secure VNC iOS app for use with OS X Screen Sharing?

All iOS VNC clients I have tried use regular VNC authentication. This is insecure because of the 8 character limit on the password, and so on. Some apps such as RealVNC's VNC Viewer, does have info ...
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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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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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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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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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Copy from `OS X` and paste using `OS X Screen Sharing` to a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I access from my Mac using ssh and VNC (tightvncserver). I am using OS X Screen Sharing I want to be able to copy from OS X and paste into a GUI app on the Pi. (Copying ...
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Remote Assistance/Screen Sharing from Mac OS X to Windows XP analogous to iChat's Screen Sharing

To help and teach older relative of mine who is on Windows XP I would like to have solution comparable to iChat's Screen Sharing. Which means I can ask them for sharing their desktop with me (or get ...
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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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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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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?
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Unable to to use screen sharing to connect to OS X Lion Server, but SSH and other admin tools work

My mac mini with OS X Lion Server 10.7.4 is running headless in a data center so its not physically accessible. As administrator, I can connect to the server using SSH and other administration tools, ...
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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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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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Disable Screen sharing via the command line in mountain lion

I want to be able to enable and disable screen sharing from the command line rather than through System Preferences. This is on 10.8.3 To enable screen sharing, I find I only need to change a ...
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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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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

I can't find any app which mirrors my iPad's screen to my Windows computer screen. Since iDisplay has been removed from the App Store I have no other ideas. Any recomendations (up to $15) for a ...
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activating screen sharing remotely

There is a computer I don't have immediate access to that I cannot screenshare with it. I have an account on the computer and have screenshared before with it. I believe some setting has been ...
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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 stopped working after 10.10.2 update

Screen sharing between my iMac and my Mac Mini stopped working after I applied the 10.10.2 update. I'm trying to access the Mac Mini from the iMac. I get the standard error message advising that I ...
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Screen capture software that streams to Apple TV?

Is there any application that can stream content of a screen, or application window to Apple TV? I would like something that works in similar fashion as AirFoil, but for captured screen content ...
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How to connect iPhone 3GS to a computer monitor without jailbreak?

I have to do a presentation where I want to demo some apps on an iPhone 3GS. Is there a way to mirror the iPhone screen on a computer screen without jailbreaking?
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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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Screen sharing with windows 8.1 - observe windows screen on mac

Here are already some questions about how to connect to mac's screen from windows, like: screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the ...
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Sharing screen with Messages.app on Mountain Lion

Both computers are running OS X 10.8.4 When trying to initiate the screen sharing feature, the other computer gets the request, then clicks "Accept" but thats as far as we get. Then we see this: I ...
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Ideal Screen Sharing Conditions

I realise what I am about to ask could be considered impossible to answer but maybe a discussion might be helpful to other people. I am trying to use Screen Sharing (OS X 10.7.5) to control a Windows ...
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Screen Sharing on iOS devices

Can I share the screen of one iOS device with another iOS device from app? Is it possible to implement above functionality using iOS SDK? Does Apple allow this type of app? If anyone know about this, ...
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Screen Sharing over internet on OS X Lion - cannot control remote machine

I'm trying to connect remotely to a family member's new MacBook Air from my own iMac. Both machines are running OS X Lion. I can connect to the files on the remote machine and I can see the screen of ...
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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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Connect to Ubuntu machine on local network using Screen Sharing, screen doesn't update

I'm trying to connect to my Ubuntu desktop from my Mac laptop (10.6.6). The linux machine shows up fine in my network list, and when I connect to it, Screen Sharing prompts me for a password (which is ...
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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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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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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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Screen sharing default observer mode

I have several .vncloc files what contains lines such: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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VNC connection to Mavericks Screen Sharing drops WiFi connection

Whenever I try to connect to Screen Sharing on my 2012 Air from my Linux desktop, the Air's WiFi connection drops. I suspect this has something to do with Screen Sharing trying to present a login ...
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Is it possible to block a specific IP from attempting to connect to screen sharing?

I have noticed for some time that the shared screen icon flickers on and off on my menubar every couple of minutes (MacBook Pro, MAC OS X 10.8.4). I thought it was a glitch or a bug. I've checked the ...
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Can I link a new Macbook to an old Macbook?

I just got a Macbook Pro Retina 15". It is sweet. My old Macbook Pro, which I got in like 2007, can't run anything higher than OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My new Macbook runs 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). ...
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OSX bluetooth private network between 2 macs

Does anyone know how to create a private network over bluetooth that a couple of macs could use for screen sharing? Our wifi router doesn't seem to like screen sharing (kicks us off after a few ...
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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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“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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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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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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How to hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works ...
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video playback stops while sharing the screen to apple-tv

I just recently faced this problem, while I have high quality broadband bandwidth and each devices (laptop, apple-tv ,etc) can stream 1080 flawlessly, but the moment I hit the apple tv button, the ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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How to use Messages features since Mavericks/FaceTime

So my niece frequently asks my sister/parents to screen share with me so we can make funny faces at each other (using photo-booth-like effects). I also occasionally help my parents by sharing their ...