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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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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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Remote Desktop Multiple Monitors Not Working in Mojave

I just switched to my old iMac to a new iMac running Mojave, on my old iMac, I could RDP into my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and all my monitors would be the Windows 7 Ultimate machine, however, in ...
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Apple Remote Desktop session drops keyboard and mouse input after installing software on remote machine

I manage many Macs running OS 10.14 using Apple Remote Desktop Admin. Recently I have lost keyboard and mouse input during an ARD session to a remote machine and have not been able to regain it ...
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Which macOS VNC client can connect to the default Ubuntu VNC server?

A few machines running Ubuntu 18.04 have to be accessed remotely through VNC. On Ubuntu, I can use Remmina Remote Desktop Client to connect to the VNC server. The VNC server on Ubuntu is setup via ...
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File transfer with VNC

I've tried to search around, but does not found any good solutions. Is there any VNC client that supports file transfer under Mac OS X?
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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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iOS VNC Viewer image freezes after a while

I am running the VNC Viewer app on an iPhone (latest iOS) on the same network as a MacBook Pro (latest macOS), which I am connecting to, and although everything seems to work fine for the first few ...
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How to connect to a Mac with Apple Remote Desktop over internet with IP address?

I am trying to connect to my friends mac over the internet. His mac is sitting behind his home router. I entered his IP address in the Network scanner and can't see anything. His mac is configured to ...
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Issue Enabling VNC Access on Mojave 10.14

I am aware of the answers posted online for this, mainly that I need to allow permission to /Library/vnc/vncagent in the Security & Privacy section of System Preferences. However I cannot find "...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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Remote Management Port 5900 Not Responding

I am trying to understand why Remote Management (vnc) is not working on my iMac. I enable Remote Sharing via GUI on Sharing "Remote Management." when I request "telnet localhost 5900" I get an ...
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Is there a way to use control keys Bluetooth keyboard via Remote Desktop?

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on my iPad for remote control. I would like to use shortcuts like 'alt + tab', 'ctrl + tab', etc. But I can't, because Microsoft Remote Desktop don't send 'alt' ...
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Remote access via screen sharing app

I want to connect to my home mac using screen sharing from another point in the world. But even though I can connect to my home mac from the local network with my macbook (which is nonsense to me). I ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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Using Mojave, what's the easiest way to access my own computer remotely?

Using Mojave, what's the best way to access my own computer remotely? Apple's Screen Sharing app requires confirmation from the host. Chrome Remote Desktop also requires a token to be generated from ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 clear thumbnail cache

I use it almost daily and I'm sure there are ways to decrease disk usage. I've noticed that the thumbnail cache never clears. Is there a way to force the old thumbnails to be removed on a regular ...
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Remote Desktop 10.2.3 Database Creation Error; 10.2.1 runs fine; 10.2.2 crashes: how to find actual cause(s)?

What would be good steps to find the cause of the below errors? I get this error when running Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 or higher on MacOS High Sierra: Database Creation Error "An error ...
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Connect to remote TeamViewer computer desktop via MacOS terminal command line

How can I launch a TeamViewer remote desktop session to a remote computer from the MacOS command line, assuming that I know the Partner ID of the remote computer? I already found documentation of ...
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How can I remotely, outside my network, access files on my Windows computer from my iphone over the internet, using mobile data?

I have the app File Explorer on my iphone which lets me access and stream files to my iphone while my Windows computer and Iphone is connected to the same network. I access my Windows computer using a ...
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Command Key combinations not working with VNC viewer

So I followed the advice of the below answer to attempt to remote into my Mac mini from Ubuntu 16.04 with VNC Viewer. Everything is working fine except for Command key combos. Can I remotely access ...
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Any potential issues logging into an ARD session with a dedicated ARD user?

One of the reservations I've had with ARD is that it allows anyone on the same network as you to access your computer, as long as: ARD is enabled (this can be confirmed by scanning with the ARD ...
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Changing MacOS's IP Address While Booted Off Another Drive

My server lives in a data center, 1,000 miles away. This Mac has two hard drives, a primary and a backup. Both are bootable and have the same network settings, so I can switch back and forth between ...
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Enable screen sharing on mac w/o display

I have an old mac mini with a dead video card but otherwise it is working fine. I don't think screen sharing is currently enabled on that mac mini. What I'm trying to do is enable screen sharing on ...
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Multiseat on Mac OS?

How to make 2 or more users to use the same Mac OS at the same time? As I know for windows there is Aster, for linux there is Xorg. I researched this topic for quite some time and cannot find a ...
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Set Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 to view another users session

Is it possible to use Microsoft Remote Desktop 10, to remotly view another users session, so i can talk them through an issue (Teamviewer style) instead of making the host computers screen go blank, ...
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

My company has a Mac Mini that we use for iOS builds. Occasionally, one of us needs to log in to it via remote access (from a Windows PC) to update the build tools. However, ever since updating the ...
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Remote desktop from a mac to windows machine, using direct connection eg Ethernet

I work primarily off a Mac-book. I have a windows machine on which I do some .net development. I simply need to be able to use windows remote desktop on my mac to remote desktop to the windows machine,...