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A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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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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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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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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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 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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Homescreen changes via iOS Enterprise Remote Device Management

I'm trying to find out if it is possible on the iOS Developer Enterprise Program to remotely add a home screen bookmark to a website. For example: a user can visit a website and add a shortcut to ...
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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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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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Remote control of a Mac that's behind a NAT

I'll soon be traveling to set up a Mac for my elderly mother. I'll need to later be able to control it from outside the network. I already use Apple Remote Desktop to control other Macs on my 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Apple Remote (Aluminium) with IR still have a use?

I'm wondering if I can still use the old Apple Remote (Aluminium) with IR to control some Apple devices? I have the Retina MacBook (without IR)(how?), an iPhone and an Apple TV. Perhaps it can also ...
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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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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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Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
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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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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

Is there a way to unlock and lock screen from command line, via ssh? I know /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend command, but it doesn't seem to ...
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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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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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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 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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Using an iPhone as a Remote Video Recorder from a Mac

Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me: to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi? to remotely, from the Mac, start/stop recording on the iPhone? I'm currently ...
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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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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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Can I Airplay from one mac to another? (or from iOS to Mac)

I have a Mac connected to a large 27 inch monitor. I want to be able to remotely push audio and video to it. The source device can be an iPhone, iPad, or another Mac. (Imagine a dorm room situation, ...
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How to stop remote connection/intrusion?

A person within my network got access to my MacBook Pro through Wi-fi, and somehow now he can connect remotely. I cannot change the Wi-fi password because we both pay for it. So, my only choice so ...
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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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Running *ix Commandline tools in Macbook Air? VNC? Virtual-machine? Usable or too slow? [closed]

I haven't used OS X since an awful experience with its commandline tools and CD Xcode about 2009, that time getting rid of all Apple stuff but coming back after iPhone/iPad/FaceTime/iCloud/etc. Now I ...
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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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Harmony Remote and Apple TV - "start position"

I have my Harmony Remote set up to control my Apple TV (4th Gen, not 4K) and it works fine for the basics. I'd like to setup an Activity on the remote to launch Netflix. However the way to do this ...
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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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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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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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