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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Screen sharing with server fails

I am managing a Mac server cluster and I can do screen sharing from my Mac to the cluster without a fuss. However a colleague of mine receives the following error upon trying to switch on screen ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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Can't access Screen Sharing using a ssh tunnel “open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed”

I am halfway through a 6 months trip away from my Mac at home. Until yesterday I have been able to remote control this Mac using Screen Sharing over a ssh tunnel but suddenly I can't connect anymore. ...
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Logs for checking establishment and disconnect of mac user remotely

I am using Vine VNC Server in Mac OS X for accessing my desktop remotely. I want to fire two scripts: One at establishment of the VNC connection One at disconnection of the VNC connection I ...
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vnc server on osx

I am running OSX lion on a 11" MBP and I want to connect to it remotely from a PC. Any suggestions for a good VNC server program? I have tried the OSX screen sharing function and also vine. They both ...
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Start screensaver/ lock screen on screen sharing disconnect

Is there a way with an AppleScript or shell script to start the screensaver when you disconnect from a screen sharing session? For example, I connect via screen sharing from Mac A to Mac B. When I ...
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Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the windows computer

My issue: I have a computer at home that is a mac. I am able to open ports and anything of the sort. I currently have setup my mac so that I can VNC from any computer, but the problem: There is a PC ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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VNC Server for non-Jailbroken iPhone/iPad

I'm looking for a VNC server for my iPhone/iPad that (assuming I know the IP address) I can connect directly to using a VNC client. To summarize the features I'm looking for: Non-hosted, i.e. no ...
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Cannot Share Screen with MBA which is behind Airport Extreme

I'm trying to connect from iMac mid 2010 (10.8.3) to my MBA 2011 (10.8.3) using the Share Screen button in Finder. I'm able to connect, but unfortunately the connection is closed in a minute and it's ...
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Web-based screensharing applications that works with MacOS 10.5 Leopard?

Using MacOS 10.5 Leopard, I want to be able to share my screen with others during a meeting so the people I'm talking to can easily see my screen through a web browser. A free solution would be ...
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screen sharing turns on remote monitor [duplicate]

When I connect to my work computer with screen sharing, the work computer's screen turns on and shows what im doing. I lock the work machine and turn off its display. Is there a way to prevent the ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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Can't use “Back to My Mac” screen sharing using iCloud ID in Lion

Screensharing is broken for me in Lion. In Snow Leopard I connected using mobileme for verification. However since upgrading my machines to Lion and my mobileme ID to iCloud, I'm unable to screenshare ...
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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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How to disable screen sharing

I have some privacy concerns and would like to know how to disable screen sharing. I have tried turning of the WiFi but was then not able to use the internet.
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Multiple Displays and Screen Sharing

My iMac has two non-matching displays. When I connect from my iPad using iTeleport, only one of the displays is visible. Is there some way to configure Screen Sharing so that both displays will be ...
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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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External monitor over the air with Macbook

I have purchased a second-hand MacBook (13 inch, white) which is quite cool. Now i want to connect it to my external monitor and i have got a Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable from a friend of mine: However, ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac?

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never to ...
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How does a Mac's Screen Sharing service work?

What components does it have and how do they work? What protocols are supported? What I only know of is it is compatible with VNC (as a client and as a host). I'm interested in knowing more technical ...
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Is it possible to use VNC / ScreenShare OS X 10.9 Mavericks OSX Server 3.0.1 Local Network User

Quite simply, is it possible to use VNC (Windows) or ScreenShare (OS X) as a local network user? All users are local network users and when I access the server via Screen Share VNC://LOCAL IP ADDRESS ...
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Remote Ubuntu Screen sharing from Mac

I want to connect to an Ubuntu machine from MAC far far away! I have the application Remoter that works like a charm for ssh and connecting to other Mac. However I don't know how to connect to an ...
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Screen Sharing on iPhone

Is it possible on the iPhone to share the screen live? In other words I would have an app on the iPhone that would allow a person to see my screen live while they watched via a secure URL. I have ...
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Screen Sharing stopped working after Lion upgrade

Screen Sharing stopped working after I upgraded to Lion. Trying to connect back home to my still yet not upgraded Snow Leopard machine. Logs says PM Screen Sharing: MVS Codec - bad rectangle size ...
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What's the secret to getting screen sharing to work with Messages in OS X 10.11?

I have a client who is only moderately comfortable in Xcode, and regularly has problems building the app I'm developing for him, or git conflicts, or other things that are very painful to figure out ...
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Can I keep the Screen Sharing app from showing the menu bar?

I need to use Mac OS X's screen sharing app a lot to access a remote system (also using Mac OS X). I'm new to Macs and I keep having the following problem: If I leave my mouse cursor within roughly a ...
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How can i send system shortcuts and trackpad gesture to the screen sharing app? [duplicate]

I am working on Yosemite 10.10.5 and using screen sharing to make remote control of mac. But my local mac intercepts system shortcuts and trackpad gesture even if screen sharing app is activated. I ...
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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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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. ...