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management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks

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Remote desktop to macOS from Windows using all local monitors

I have a Windows machine with multiple screens attached. What I would like to do, is "remote desktop" into my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 model) and use all the screens I have locally (on the Windows ...
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prevent Microsoft Remote Desktop from starting in full screen mode

I have an iMac (always newest OS which now is Catalina) with a big monitor and a second external monitor, i.e. I have two big monitors on my desk. In the settings of Mission Control I have chosen ...
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ssh into my local ubuntu virtual machine

I would like to ssh into an Ubuntu virtual machine running on Virtual Box on my machine; use Terminal to ssh into a virtual machine running in the same computer To avoid "why are you doing that? do ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Keychain access

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop and have passwords saved for different remote desktop connections. Since some time back I get the error: We couldn't retreieve your password from your keychain, please ...
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Apple Remote Desktop over internet “without” port forwarding

Is it possible using Apple Remote Desktop to connect to computers over the internet (so different networks) ** without ** having to tweak the router settings of those devices? PS currently using ...
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remote connection and graphic problem

I need to be able to remote control many headless (without monitor) macs. All the macs are on different locations, on different networks and with different router settings. These are the informations ...
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How to make Command-Tab *always* bring up the MacOS application switcher?

When using certain applications (such as the built-in "Screen Sharing" VNC app or VirtualBox) the command-tab key combination has unexpected/unwanted behaviors: In Screen Sharing, when connecting to ...
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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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What are these extra /Zone.Identifier files created during Windows Remote Desktop file transfer?

Steps to Reproduce Installs Windows Remote Desktop client for mac Connect to a Windows 10 server, mounting a local folder over the connection On the remote server, copy a pdf (e.g. my_file.pdf from a ...
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Set up VNC to use iPad Pro with Apple Pencil as a graphics tablet

I work with photoshop in my Macbook Air. I want to use my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil as an input device (because Photoshop for the iPad is still too limited for some tasks). I don't want to use Duet ...
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VNC display of macOS Catalina frozen on login screen after reconnect

I have revived my Mac Mini 3,1 with Catalina thanks to dosdude1's patcher - and so far, it worked great! But, this is actually a Mac Mini Server (from 2009). So the obvious application is to deploy it ...
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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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TigerVNC/fltk doesn't handle screen resolution properly

I'm trying to connect from macOS X Catalina on a Centos7 with the tiger-vnc client from Homebrew. When I have a screen plugged in, no problem. When no screen is plugged in, something very funky ...
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Remote management and allow network account to use screen sharing

I remote manage some macOS machines, and I have remote management enabled on them. I also have network accounts able to login into the machine via an OD server that I administer. What I am unable to ...
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How do I allow incoming connections when Tunnelblick OpenVPN is connected?

When I use OpenVPN as a client via Tunnelblick app on a macOS VPS it drops the connection with me and I'm no longe able to connect via NoMachine, VNC or SSH. How can I avoid such problem?
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error connecting via remote desktop to windows machine

I get an error trying to connect via remote desktop to a windows machine The error I get from my mac is "Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect ...
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Can Apple Remote Desktop control the current session without turning on the screen?

Sometimes I leave work open on my iMac and need to use Screen Sharing from my Macbook to make a few changes. This works great except when my wife and baby are sleeping in that bedroom. I understand ...
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MS Remote Desktop to Windows - Not enough space in a shared folder

Not quite sure if it's a right place to ask but I'll try. I use MS Remote Desktop to connect from iMac to my remote Windows 10 computer and exchange files between two computers through a Redirected ...
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How to use OSX built in VNC client to connect to localhost with port forwarding

I already have ssh port forwarding set up, and it works with Chicken of the VNC, host set to 'localhost' and port set to the port I have forwarded. Soon, I won't be able to use Chicken, because the ...
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Any Remote Desktop software to remote into an iOS device from a computer?

Correct me if I'm wrong: "You cannot remote into an iOS device from a computer". I heard this is the case. I tried Chrome Remote and it works from iOS remoting a computer, but I couldn't remote ...
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Is there any way to connect to/control Mac OS without display output?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a Nvidia 1060 and bootcamped to run Windows. Nvidia drivers are installed on Windows and no issues with display output, all works fine. In the past when I've then tried to ...
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Cannot sign in to Mac with VNC

I recently set a VNC Server on my Mac. It is always running and I have created the rules on my router for the port forwarding (5900). When I am at home, and I connect to my Mac using its local IP ...
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Unable to connect mac from remote using telnet

I am trying to use my mac as proxy using charles proxy. To do that, I had my mac and android device in same network and manually set the mac ip as proxy in the android device settings at port 8888. ...
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Multi-user remote computing without touching monitor [duplicate]

When I remotely login to my Mojave Mac with screen share and a physical user is logged in with the monitor, I will be asked if I want to connect to the physical session or create a "background session"...
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Log into Mac from Ubuntu over VNC

I know there are so many tutorials and solutions are posted on internet regarding this, but I am unable to solve my issue. I am using Ubuntu on my desktop and I also wanna access my MacBook (MacOS ...
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RDP issues on mac

Im using RDP on a macbook and imac to access my home desktop and works perfectly from my workplace and etc. I also set it up on my partners computer (also macbook) and when we test it using our home ...
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Share Clipboard with VNC Server on Ubuntu from Mac OS X Mojave

I am unable to share clipboard from my Mac OS X 10.14.6 Mojave MBP to the remote Ubuntu 16.04 desktop running x11vnc or vino VNC server. I am able to copy/paste from remote Ubuntu to MBP. Cannot copy/...
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Disabling Alt+ArrowKey HotKey Mojave

Is there anyway from disabling the hotkey that swipes between windows (alt+left or right arrow key)? I am using excel via remote desktop and when I use this shortcut Mac also reads the input and my ...
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macOS ScreenShare to VNC host stuck on “connecting”

I have a linux VNC server which works fine through TigerVNC. But if I try to connect to the same VNC server through the ScreenShare app, it get stucks indefinitely in the "Connecting" dialog after ...
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How to remotley push installs and updates to multiple machines that i manage?

I administer 10x OSX machines, which run across a mixture of OSX 10.13 and 10.14. Currently i admin these machines, using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD), which works great for adhoc support to users, ...
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I have Apple Remote Desktop installed both on my home and office, how do I make them see each other?

I have already bought Apple Remote Desktop. And I want to control the other from each side. For example, I want to access files in my home Mac from office. But after running the Apple Remote Desktop, ...
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Cannot connect to x11vnc server from other client

Hello guys I have installed x11vnc server on MAC OS el capital but trying to connect remotely and stream the images of desktop only a black image is rendered to vnc client do you have any idea? I am ...
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Unable to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 virtual machine on macOS host

I am using a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.5 and VirtualBox 6.0 (with Extension Packs) to create a Windows 10 virtual machine (downloaded from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/...
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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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Can i set “accept incoming connection” option for Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)?

We already use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) for Admin > User connections for admin / tech support sessions. In this instance we DO NOT require the User to confirm acceptance for the ARD session. We ...
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Use multi-finger gestures with RealVNC

I am using RealVNC for remote access to my Mac from my Android phone. I am also using it for controlling the cursor - like a trackpad. I want to use the multi-finger gestures like mission control, app ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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Using iPad as a shared drawing board in a Skype meeting

I use Skype daily for work meetings. My collaborators work in different places around the world and this is the only way to stay connected and work together with them. We are theoretical physicists. ...
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Black Screen on RDP to Windows

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop (Version 10.2.13 (1593)) on a MacOS machine running 10.14.4. I run a script in Terminal to open a tunnel, and then open the client and run a 'special' RDP profile ...
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Unable to ARD to remote machine

I've set up a computer on another subnet. This machine is on ip 10.1.1.39. I am able to ssh to it and the prompt returns the correct name for the machine. When I try to ARD, it fails to connect. I ...
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Extend PC display to Mac laptop screen

I have an older mac laptop 2013 air that can't run the games I'm trying to play with a friend. I'm trying to simply extend my display in order to run double of the game, to allow the friend to use the ...
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Removing garbish history from Terminal Remote Connection

When you press CMD+Shift+K on terminal, a Remote Connection window will appear, which allows you to save and manage your connections. When I was trying to add the correct ssh command, I had several ...
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How to change the default VNC client?

I have a VNC Viewer installed. Is it possible to make it the default VNC client? I would like to get rid of the built-in Screen Sharing app and automatically open VNC Viewer whenever I type open vnc:...
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Apple Remote Desktop Shutdown

I am relatively new to Macs and their osascript syntax. I have a mac mini set up as a server and I am trying to use Apple Remote Desktop to send a command to one of the iMac workstations. When I send ...
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Error when remotely controlling iOS device over VNC

I'm using Quamotion xcuitrunner to remotely control an iOS device over VNC. I'm launching xcuitrunner on Windows, using the command line. When I connect to localhost:5900 using TightVNC, I see a ...
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Invite to share screen (iMessage) - Automation - How?

How can i automate an "Invite to share screen" from iMessages. I share screens a lot with my colleagues and it would just make sense to have an option to quick ask someone to view my screen. Yet now,...
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RDP server for macOS [duplicate]

I am wondering if there's an RDP server available for macOS? I would like to connect remotely to my Mac from a Windows 10 PC via RDP (not via VNC). Is this possible? I know the other way around is ...
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How to can I share clipboard when using vnc to connect o OSX from Ubuntu?

I use screen sharing in my mac and then connect to it from my Ubuntu machine using VNC and Remmina. How can I share the clipboard so that I can copy a text from my Ubuntu machine and paste into my ...
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How to ssh with public-key on an iPad?

I want to use an iPad to connect to a linux server through ssh. However, the server only accepts encrypted access using public-key authentication. Is there any way to do that? So one question is ...
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ALT+TAB doesn't work in remote desktop sessions

For some reason, the ALT+TAB key combination no longer functions on Windows via MRD. This worked only a week ago. Oddly, CTRL+ALT+TAB does work to switch applications, but releasing the keys does ...

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