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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Remote control of camera between iphone and android?

I am looking for an app that uses a smartphone to remotely control another smartphone's camera allowing me to see the perspective and zoom. It is technically possible. In fact I have found two apps, ...
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How to use iOS device as a Bluetooth controller for Android device?

I was wondering if there's an app that allows an iOS device to be used as a Bluetooth controller for an Android device. I've seen this setup made possible in a game, BombSquad. My Android device was ...
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How to enter passcode created with Greek characters once the Greek keyboard has been disabled?

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7 and I entered a passcode with Greek letters, then I removed the Greek keyboard and now my iPhone is locked. I can't unlock it because the Greek keyboard isn't there any ...
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Can't Disable Apple Remote

I'm not sure why this is, but my Apple remote won't obey the decoupling set in System Preferences (see the pic below). This is important because I have an Apple TV 2, and there are times where my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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log into app and run it on iPhone from iPad

Is it possible to use an iPad to link to an iPhone, remotely log into an app (saved on iPhone) and run it? Can it be replicated across 20 different iPhones? Skill Development App on iPhone tracks/...
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Remotely powering UE Boom 2 from MacBook?

The wireless UE Boom 2 can be remotely powered on/off through the UE MEGABOOM iPhone app and that's very useful in some cases. It would be great to be able to do the same but from a MacBook, but ...
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Can't access root from remote desktop when root is already logged in

I can access all users even root using remote desktop from Windows to Mac with the TightVNC Viewer. The problem is trying to access root from my PC when someone in Mac already logged in root, then ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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List users on remote mac for SSH / VNC login

I have a mini-mac on my local network with remote login and screen sharing turned on, and have the password to one of the users login. Problem is, I can't currently connect it to a screen via HDMI (to ...
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