Questions tagged [remote-control]

A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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Using Apple Siri remote with Windows

I was wondering if there is a way to use the new Siri remote with Windows. There are solutions for macOS such as Sirimote, but I obviously can't use that. The remote works with Bluetooth, so it should ...
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How to launch Chrome on an iPad from a connected Ubuntu machine?

I have an Ubuntu computer that has a web server running (ex localhost:8080). Assuming the iPad is logged in and connected, I would like to remotely launch Google Chrome with the desired address/port. ...
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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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macOS 11.5.1: How to bring Ethernet + SSH up on Boot with no local user login?

I need to work remotely on my macOS (now updated to 11.5.1) on MacBookPro with XCode command line tools from my FreeBSD workstation. I am using USB Ethernet adapter that works fine with that mac. The ...
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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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EasySMX game controller on Big Sur

I am using a wired (via a 2.4GHz dongle) EasySMX game controller on my MacBook Pro (Late 2016). It has worked for years, but is no longer detected after upgrading to Big Sur. I hear that it won't work,...
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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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What is AKAuthorizationRemoteView (Messages) process and akd process?

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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VNC access using builtin macOS 'Screen Sharing' function - Keyboard issues

I configured the builtin macOS Screen Sharing and I can remote connect using realVNC viewer. However the keyboard layout is wrong (despite being the same on both remote computer and the one using the ...
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Advice to use a Mac Mini without display, but using an iPad (sidecar / screen sharing / remote desktop?)

I'm considering buying an iMac mini for storage (to archive my Photo library, so not like a server but to log in incidentally and make backups). Because I will not use it often, I thought of the ...
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Accessing master Mac from other rooms

I have an office/studio setup with MacBook Pro 2017 with 2 external monitors attached to it. I'd like to have a second (non-primary) laptop, no need to be as powerful as my main machine and I'd like ...
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Requesting help setting up iPhone for Grandpa - coronavirus

It is April 2020. Grandpa has been willing to practice social distancing and requested to use FaceTime to keep in touch with the family. I switched his cell over to an iPhone 6. Without having a ...
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How to set up an iPhone or iPad to act as an Apple TV (4K) remote?

I can't find the Apple TV (4K) remote, and tried to set up my iPhone or iPad as the remote. But the Apple TV was on a different Wifi router before, and the iPhone and iPad remote app turned the wheel ...
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How to remotely connect Macs across different networks?

I'm trying to connect two Macs that are not in the same Wi-Fi network. I'd like to use terminal instead of available Remote Desktop programs. My remote Mac had already all the preferences active in "...
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How to setup remote access on a Mac

I need to work remotely and connect to a company network from my Mac over the internet. How do I set this up? I've looked at different software such as OpenVPN and Tunnelblick. I'm not sure how to set ...
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How do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete when connected from the Screen Sharing app to a Windows computer?

When using Apple's Screen Sharing application to connect to a Windows computer that is running VNC, how do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the Windows computer? I've tried a number of key sequences and ...
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How Can I control my Office Mac with my Home Mac?

How Can I control my Office Mac with my Home Mac? Both Macs are in different networks. So with the default setting they don't see each other.
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Using dark mode as notification on iOS?

I’m wondering if its possible to use dark mode on Mac or iOS as a kind of notification. Like, connect it to an external trigger / api and activate / deactivate it quickly whenever an event happens. ...
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Control Mac Mini via iPad

To make things clear: I don’t want a way to control my mouse pointer via iPad, but insted I want to view my e;tire movie library on iPad (without it actually being stored on my iPad) and then when I ...
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Was my Macbook Pro remotely accessed?

I'm running Mojave on a Macbook Pro. A while ago, my screen started randomly scrolling down by itself while I was using Safari, and the problem persisted for a few seconds. The scrolling seemed almost ...
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Do you need the username and password to remotely manage all admins via ARD?

Or do you only need the username and password of one admin? I share a computer and we are both admins, but I am worried that the other admin could access my files via Apple Remote Desktop. Is that the ...
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How to control MacBook volume from an iPhone?

Is there a way to control the volume of a MacBook using an iOS device? Ideally I would like to rely on the built-in functionality present in macOS and iOS, but if that's not an option, then I would ...
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How can I detect if my computer has been remotely accessed and monitored by an employer?

I work remotely as a freelancer, on a new imac I purchased specifically for this gig. Until recently, I had a seat on the client's Adobe Enterprise, and I frequently exchange files with the client. I ...
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Apple TV Remote option in iPhone Control Center doesn't work

I have an Apple TV which works perfectly. On my iPhone 6s I've been using the Apple TV Remote app for quite some time and that too works perfectly. A week ago I activated the Apple TV Remote option ...
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Connect to a remote windows command line from mac terminal?

When I need to run a command on a remote windows machine, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop software. I was wondering if there is a way to connect to a remote windows command line (cmd.exe) directly from ...
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Are there remote administration tools for iPad? Preferably screen sharing

I have an elderly friend who has an iPad and calls every few days with problems. Doing remote tech support over the phone is getting tedious. Is there anything available for iPad that's comparable to ...
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Remote control of iPad pro from another touchscreen display

With AirServer I am able to display my iPad screen on another device. Now, I would like to know what are the possible solutions to have a remote control of my iPad. Unfortunately, Teamviewer or VNC ...
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Access MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode

Is it possible to access a MacBook Pro remotely while in sleep mode using a software such as TeamViewer? If not, what are the other possibilities, if any, to wake up and access it?
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What makes the headphone remote controls compatible or not to an iPhone?

What makes the cable headphone remote controls (volume up and down for example) to be compatible or not to an iPhone? Or, how does the iPhone recognizes and says which headphone works and which doesn'...

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