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A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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Sonoma problem: no longer able to use vnc through tunnel on private network

The configuration I used in the past 10 years or so was OK until I upgraded to Sonoma. I don't know what to do to make it work again. Here is the configuration: macmini@work on public network ...
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Family Tech Support: Remote Support/Training/Control/? [duplicate]

I'm a non-Mac user who just agreed to take on support for my Mac-using 75 year old mother.   Looking for any suggestions for free remote troubleshooting/remote control?   Rustdesk viable/good? Other ...
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Remote access Mac behind a router with Windows PC

My Mac Mini at home is behind a router. I need to access it occasionally from work using a Windows laptop. I use the following two links to set up the connection. YouTube: How to Access Your Mac over ...
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Apple TV remote loses ability to control old infrared sound bar

We have an old Vizio sound bar, with infrared remote control. We use the Apple TV 4K remote to "learn" that old remote. This works very well, with the Apple remote able to raise/lower volume ...
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Ask Siri for battery level on Apple TV remote

On our Apple TV 4K, we were previously able to ask Siri on the remote control “battery level”. The current amount of battery charge appeared on screen. That feature disappeared in recent versions of ...
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remote access for Mac (unattended) [closed]

What are the good options for configure a Mac (MacBook Air) for unattended remote access, for a family member? The primary purpose is reliable (if occasional) unattended remote access that's very ...
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Remote Control of iOS Tablets: Seeking Solutions Beyond Jailbreaking (2023)

I have a very specific use case. In my company, we have agents who need to go out into the field and they have tablets. They are often quite far away geographically. Normally, we use Android tablets, ...
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Screen share through finder - can't login to remote machine

I want to display my iMac (13.3.1. Ventura) screen onto my Macbook Air (11.7.1 Big Sur). I bring up a Finder window on the Macbook, and click "Go", "Network", and the finder window ...
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MacBook Pro 13. OS 12.5.1 - Touch Bar broken, screen brightness on zero, can’t adjust

The Touch Bar on my MacBook has been broken for awhile so I have to adjust everything with trackpad. I turned display brightness down all the way and accidentally moved my fingers, so now I can’t see ...
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Selectively disable cmd+tab (while in Microsoft Remote Desktop)

Is there a way to selectively disable a global shortcut? I would like to use 'alt'+tab on my remote win machine to switch apps, but it seems to be always overridden by cmd+tab which I use to switch ...
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Experimenting with a Siri Remote

I have an Apple Siri Remote (gen 3). I am trying to use it with an older iMac (late 2013). It should be noted that this iMac does not have the IR sensor and cannot use the older remotes. I've used the ...
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AppleTV remote lost, can't use remote app

I lost my AppleTV 4th Gen remote, so I tried to use the remote app on my iPhone but it's asking me to enter a code on the AppleTV! If I had a way to do that why would I use the remote app on the phone?...
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Can I allow a remote user to log into my MacBook Pro laptop as an Admin?

Hoping there is a simple way for a user to log into my Mac as an Admin remotely. I need them to be able to gain access to all the user's files whenever I am online. So far, it seems they have to log ...
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How to VNC connect to a sleeping iMac?

I use RealVNC to connect to an intel-based iMac, but it cannot wake it up if it is asleep after long inactivity. Yes, I don't change the setting to prevent from sleeping but only leave 'Wake for ...
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logic remote IPad for 10.4.8

I use logic 10.4.8 and I need the right version of logic remote for my IPad Air 2. Which version do I have to use and where can I get it?
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Use Apple's Screen Sharing app to connect to a MacBook Air on a different network

BACKGROUND: I have an iMac in my office which is connected to the eduroam network (which is a common network in universities). When I am not in the office, I can use the Apple's application Screen ...
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How to provide macOS (iMac-Catalina) with equivalent to MS RDP Server?

How to provide macOS (iMac-Catalina) with equivalent to MS RDP Server? I'm losing the Win-10 laptop RDS server and want to migrate that functionality to the iMac. BTW, I've been using the MS RDS ...
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Apple TV 4K + LG Computer Monitor: Apple remote has but loses volume control

Equipment: Apple TV 4K with remote. 43" inch computer monitor LG 43UD79-B 4K with built-in speakers, has its own remote. Connection: HDMI, from Apple TV to monitor Problem When I first ...
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Remote control PDF presentation on Mac using Apple Watch

It is possible to use an Apple Watch to control a Keynote presentation (switch slides, etc.) However, I prepare my presentations using LaTeX and Beamer, which generate PDFs. I use Preview.app on my ...
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Cannot wake up MacBook Pro display using the "Wake on LAN" feature

I am trying to use the "Wake on LAN" feature to remotely turn on the display of my MacBook Pro running Catalina. I have confirmed that "WoL" feature is working properly and the MBP ...
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How can I use my PS4 controller in MacOS 12 as a mouse/keyboard alternative?

I would like to use my PlayStation 4 game controller as a mouse/keyboard alternative in MacOS 12.4 Previously I used Controlly but the developer says it doesn't work with MacOS Monterey. They ...
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How and Where can I find information to which organization I was enrolled?

I clicked on settings then VPN & Device Management. I was checking my VPN and noticed sign in to your school or work account. I did and I received this prompt. Apple can and will not give me any ...
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How to remotely & automatically switch a Mac's audio output device

I have a Mac (running Catalina) dedicated as a media server, running Plex and Spotify. I'd like to be able, from my Mac laptop, to simply click something and switch the remote Mac's audio output ...
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Control music on MacBook and iPhone using VoiceOver (iPod version)

I used to have an iPod nano, but the headphones that came with it broke and the newer headphone is not compatible with it, so I stopped using it. I now listen to music primarily using my MacBook and ...
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Remote sharing doesn't work even after allowing config in Firewall

I've allowed remote sharing in the Firewall And enabled remote sharing and remote login. I have Observe and Control enabled from the options dialog in Remote sharing. But remote sharing works only ...
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How to get Keynote remote control working from tethered iPhone?

I’m failing to get Keynote on iPhone to work as the remote control for Keynote on iPad. It will work OK when they’re both on the same wireless network, but in the school I was trying to present in ...
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Quit Terminal after Running SSH "shutdown" Apple (Shell) Script for Remote Machine

I have made a small apple script (calling a shell script using ssh) to remotely shutdown/hibernate my windows machine. I export the script as application so I can easily call it from my raycast search....
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Mac does not finish rebooting, can't remote connect

I have a Mac Mini, M1, which I use remotely via SSH / VNC. From time to time I need to issues a reboot to the machine. After rebooting however, I am unable to establish an SSH connection as all I get ...
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Full remote access and control of iPhone from Mac, other iphone or other device without icloud

I'm aware that there are some screen sharing apps like TeamViewer and Zoho Assist. However, what I'm looking for is a way to fully control/interact with the iPhone remotely as if I'm there physically, ...
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Remotely control a Mac that is connected to a VPN

I am trying to remotely access/control a desktop Mac computer from my MacBook Pro. I am able to do this by turning on "Screen Sharing" in System Preferences and then connecting to a server ...
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Besides gaming, can Xbox Series X controller be used to navigate tvOS 14.5 as a replacement remote controller?

The current betas of tvOS 14.5 reportedly add support for Xbox Series X controllers and PlayStation controllers for gaming. Setting aside games, I would like to know if either of those controllers ...
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use Apple Remote to run arbitrary commands to use for alfred.app

I use Alfred.app to rate tracks in an music app "swinsian" (double cmd on keyboard gives 5star rating..globally..nice) I would like to trigger that kind of command to alfred via apple remote ...
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Remote not connecting to Apple TV 4 (2015) model after a factory reset

Ever since I did a factory reset my remote and Apple TV are not working well together. I'm in the screen where you have to press any button to continue. This doesn't work because it seems like my ...
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iPhone remote apps - “Apple TV Remote” vs ... something else?

I use the “Apple TV Remote” app to control my Apple TV 4K (A1842). From Settings I can see that I have version 2.2 (344.28) of the app (it’s called merely “Remote” in there, but the info screen ...
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TeamViewer QuickSupport - Scam Damage Assessment

I'm a freelance IT support tech. One of my customers was trying to install Amazon Music on his new TV, googled how to do it, found an 800 number and called it. Sure enough, a very helpful professional ...
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Why are AKAuthorizationRemoteView (Messages) and akd processes using high CPU?

I noticed these two processes were causing my computer fan to spin right up, were using practically ALL the CPU % and they had over 40 days of CPU time clocked. A quick Google search revealed nothing. ...
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how remove Apple support screen sharing software

I contacted the Apple support team and the technician asked me to install a software on my macbook so as to share my screen with him. I granted "record screen" permission to this software. A ...
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Touch pad on remote control for AppleTV 4K getting slower to react

Our AppleTV 4K remote control is getting clunkier, getting slower to react to touches and swipes on the remote control. When choosing an app, I make a swipe-swipe-swipe to select the third adjacent ...
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How do I seamlessly share a window from Mac OS X El Capitan to Windows 10?

Is there a way for me (as not an enterprise) to seamlessly share/remote access one window on my Mac from my Windows PC? I know Citrix has a version of this, but I'm not able to get their enterprise ...
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How do I seamlessly share iMessage from Mac OS X El Capitan to my Windows 10 PC?

I'm generally a Windows 10 user, but my family is all using iPhones, because of that I would like to be able to access my iMessage messages from my Windows 10 computer (and Android phone if possible), ...
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Can you turn the pages of an ebook on your iPad with your iPhone?

Can you use your iPhone as a remote control for your iPad, to turn the pages of an ebook? How so?
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How to use LG Magic Remote to control a Mac when using AirPlay

I have recently bought an LG tv running webOS 5 and figured out that I can easily mirror the screen of my 27" iMac running macOS Mojave. The problem is that I have to take my MagicMouse into the ...
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Controlling a Sony Bravia TV and sound bar with an Apple TV

hopefully, this is the right forum, for this question because I have no idea who else to ask. I want my apple TV to control my TV and soundbar. This includes sleep/wake functionality as well as ...
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Apple Remote Desktop help?

I have an issue with Apple Remote Desktop and am posting here as a last resort. About 10 hours spent trying to find a solution. Looking for those with more information on the matter. Errors occurring: ...
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Open rdp:// Link from Browser in Microsoft Remote Desktop

I was wondering if there's any chance to open rdp://host.ip.address links from my browser (Safari, Firefox, ..) in Microsoft Remote Desktop (MacOS Version)? Is there any script or command something ...
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Is there an iPad app which will let me use the orientation of my iPad to emulate a joystick on PC?

I would like to be able to play games on my Windows PC using a joystick instead of keyboard and/or mouse as controls. However I don't have a joystick. I could buy one, but I want to see if I could use ...
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Is there any way to use a non-apple remote control with a Macbook Pro?

I own a Mid 2012 15" MacBookPro, non-retina model. It's from the era they still packed an IR receiver but not the remote. Is there any way I can hook up a third-party remote control to control ...
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Whats the correct way to reboot a Mac which is managed by Apple Remote Desktop?

I have a headless 2012 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina which is managed with Apple Remote Desktop and ssh by my other MacBooks (running macOS Mojave). The problem is that when I need to reboot the ...
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Fix touchpad behavior on Apple TV remote after wiping with alcohol?

I wiped down my Apple TV remote for the Apple TV 4K (5th generation) ( a.k.a. Siri Remote) using 70 percent isopropyl alcohol as seemingly recommended by Apple on this Support page. Now the touch-...
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Can I control an iPad with an Apple TV remote?

Normally I watch TV and Movies using an Apple TV. I love being able to easily Pause and Skip Backward/Forward using the Apple TV's Siri Remote. But in other places in the house I might watch on an ...
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