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For a fair amount of time I used to use LogMeIn for remote logging in but their prices are becoming to expensive lately with the Canadian dollar for it to be worth it for me.

So I decided to give the built in Screen Sharing a try. It was a quick setup and am accessing it remotely from a Windows machine using VNC viewer but my internet connection appears to be a huge bottle neck.

In VNC Viewer I only have a few options for quality, it is currently set to 'Best Compression' (8 colors) and I could do with much worse quality.

With Logmein It was possible to go even further with black/white, which would be fine with me as well. Is there any way to do this with the built in Screen sharing?

Any other suggestions to speed up the experience?

EDIT - Specs:

  • 15in rMBP(2013?) running OS X Sierra
  • Using VNC Viewer on Windows 7 to access it
  • Please add what version of VNC Viewer and Windows you are using to your question. – tubedogg Oct 3 '16 at 20:38
  • @tubedogg Done! Sorry about that – Rio Oct 3 '16 at 20:40
  • You can set it lower on your VNC client. If your current client doesn't allow that, try a different one. – John Keates Oct 4 '16 at 0:10

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