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A more convenient solution than logging into another user could be the Shades preferences pane which allows you to dim the screen to a degree where it's not noticable that it's on. Combined with muting the audio after remotely connecting this allows you to login to an already logged on user without concern to others. However the security and privcacy ...


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There is a tool called "Screens" which sports a curtain mode, blocking the locally attached screen from showing anything you're doing remotely. It may require specifically their software to run to access the machine remotely, but does seem to address your issue. http://edovia.com/screens/


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Try Alt + ?. It is working for me with Swedish Keyboard.


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If you go to the RealVNC website and choose "Download > Viewer" you get a native OSX app that works nicely for me. I'm not exactly sure about the licensing terms, but going through "Products > Product Selector" on the homepage seems to indicate that the Viewer is free (while the Server is licensed). The built-in Apple Screen Sharing works nicely too, ...


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On your Linux computer you will need a to run a VNC server of some sort. There may be one already installed that you need to start. How to do this depends on the Linux distro you have. Try man vncserver at the command line on the Linux box and see what you get. VNC is a screen sharing protocol and SMB is a file sharing protocol so you can't get screen ...


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You can use ForwardAgent option in ~/.ssh/config, if it is allowed on server by option AllowAgentForwarding (in sshd_config). Or just simply with a switch -A to ssh. It will forward connection to your agent to the server and you will be able to authenticate to github.


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VNC is tricky to use on a headless system. The way it works is that it queries the display server to get the settings so VNC can send those settings to the viewer. If nothing is connected, no parameters are sent and thus the viewer has no idea what to display. This is why I am not a fan of VNC or ARD and will only use it if I absolutely have to (95% of ...


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Apple supports this out of the box. Under the Sharing preference pane you need to enable either the Screen Sharing or the Remote Management and then use the Computer Settings dialog to enable VNC. The service starts up automatically when incoming network traffic on the VNC ports is detected by the OS. Now, you do need to get past any FileVault pre-login ...


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Display menu from App Store (free) worked for me too, running OS X 10.10, Yosemite. I wonder is there a way to force it through command line / conf files. For now Display menu is the way to go for a Mac headless computer.



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