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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Yosemite Messages Screen Sharing Disabled

I'm trying to screen share on from within the Messages app with another iMessage user. We're both on Yosemite, and we've successfully used Messages's new screen sharing feature many times. One day, we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot copy and paste from screen-sharing

I am running vncserver on a remote linux and I open it on my mac air 10.9.5 with screen-sharing. I cannot copy and paste from the screen-sharing window to my mac. I am talking about copying-pasting ...
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Screen Sharing not working for non-admin local accounts on Yosemite Server

Question says it all. Current versions of Yosemite (10.10.3) and Server (4.1). Under Server > Settings Enable screen sharing and remote management checked. Under Server > Access Admin and ...
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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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Getting Windows laptop screen on Mac

I need some advice on setting up a better arrangement for my work environment. Back in January I took a new job with a company that does consulting work. They provide me with a MacBook Pro 15" ...
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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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A/V Functionality with Multi-User Screen Sharing

I've been trying to get a setup working on a 2011 Mac Mini Server (2 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM), wherein some audio/video routing and streaming takes place under a secondary user who is logged in through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...
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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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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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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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Access non Administartor via Screen Sharing on OSX Server

I'm running OS X server on Yosemite with 2 accounts on the host. I'm able to configure Screen Sharing such that the admin user can connect and control the Desktop. However, I'm unable to login with ...
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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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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

On my work Mac, which stays physically in my work office, I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. I normally stay logged in as the 'work' ...
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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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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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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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Can I have Screen Sharing use something like ssh-keygen, so I don't have to type my password every time?

I can use ssh-keygen to set up accounts on my two Macs so when I type "ssh me@my-other-mac" from here, it doesn't need me to type my password again every time I connect. Is there a way to set up ...
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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 ...