Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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

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When remoting to PC from Mac, Tab not working and Shift+Space works instead of normal Space

As the title states, whilst using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection from my Mac to office PC I have encountered the following problems: Tab key not doing anything Space not working, instead only ...
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Screen share/Apple Remote Desktop/other severely slows down the Mac Pro (3,1) being shared

All I wanna do is run a headless Mac Pro(3,1, with DosDudes patch for Mojave). The instant I connect, mouse/keyboard latency becomes intolerably slow, on the Mac Pro itself, whether I'm looking at it ...
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Any way to have *all* keystrokes sent to remote system with Microsoft Remote Desktop app or other RDP/VNC client?

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect from a Monterey box to a Windows 10 box. The Windows 10 system has dozens of idiosyncratic keyboard shortcuts. Some of them work via the RDP connection ...
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ssh'ing for remote access fails with operation timed out

I have a mac that has remote control set up. I'm trying to ssh (from my own mac) using ssh username@IP_address It hangs for a few seconds and then it says operation timed out. Interestingly, I can ...
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Coherence mode in a remote desktop app

Parallels Desktop had a great feature "Coherence mode" that displays windows, of the VM, in the macOS UI as if they're part of macOS making the experience much better. I have a powerful ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop no longer working after move to Big Sur

I just updated my Mac to Big Sur, and Chrome Remote Desktop no longer works. Both browser and iOS access shows the Mac and lets me enter my passcode, but then gives an error: "The remote computer ...
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“MDM” for Home use?

Good Hello… I was wondering if there was an equivalent to an MDM for home use… I have a number of Apple devices, and (this may sound lazy) instead of running around, tracking them down and updating ...
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How to MacBook Pro into a remote "server" for running applications?

I often need a stable development environment that has enough CPU and RAM to handle demanding applications (like Confluent), for personal/hobbie use. I want to be able to access the environment from ...
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Is there a way to remote login on Mac from PC

My MBP screen is broken and fixing will take time. Meanwhile I want to be able to switch it on and login to that machine. I can temporarily higher low resolution screen to login and would like to get ...
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MacOS VNC with seperate session for each connection

I am signed in as user test on my Macbook running Big Sur. I want to be able to connect into the same user account test, but NOT the same desktop session, so that me physically accessing the computer ...
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Sharing Apple RDP config between local users

I have a Mac Mini setup with Apple Server and Apple Remote Desktop to push profiles and remotely manage other Mac devices on the local network. I want to give another department access to the Mac Mini ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop getting native res on scaled Mac

I have a feeling there is no solution for this but .... My Mac is connected to a 38" wide monitor, native res 3840x1600 My Mac is running in scaled mode, effective res (3200x1333) I connect to ...
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Open in local browser URL from remote SSH computer

Situation is like this: From my home I connect over SSH to remote router with static IP. ssh routeruser@static_router_ip Than from router console over SSH, I connect to mac-mini. ssh macuser@...
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Apple Remote Desktop - connecting to 11.5 BigSur, 'viewer and server are incompatible'

Having an issue connecting either via Screen Sharing app or Apple Remote Desktop. Upon connection establishment, the window size changes very rapidly in succession until eventually the app settles ...
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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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How to install TigerVNC on MacOS?

I have downloaded DMG file from their site and opened it, which gave me What to do next? Clicking TigerVNC Viewer 1.11.0 icon has no effect.
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View local IP for connected device on hotspot

is there a way in which I can view the local IP address for a device connected to the hotspot that I make with my iPhone? I want to do this because I want to view the desktop of a Raspberry Pi that I ...
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Apple "Remote Management" not working through ethernet

In order to control my Mac mini, I use Apple's "Remote Management" feature. I have Remote Management enabled on the Mac mini, which allows me to control it from my MacBook Pro via the Screen ...
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How to disable/reassign F8 key in vncviewer under MacOS?

I am connecting to linux machine via vncviewer for MacOS. Unfortunately, F8 key is reserved to escape to vncviewer menu, while I need this key to IntelliJ IDEA. Is it possible to reassign this key to ...
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open vnc - How to use space in username

I am trying to connect to a server with a username with space. open vnc://<user ? name>@<ip> open vnc://user\ name@<ip> // not working Error: The file ... does not exist.
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MacBook Pro remote connection

I bought my MacBook Pro new in the packaging late 2019. how do I see if it is being remotely connected to? the reason im asking is I have some folders that are locked on here and in the activity ...
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No DNS after connecting to VPN (with Primo-VPN software)

I use Primo-VPN (bought, but poor support and service, don't buy this) to connect to a PPTP VPN server at my work. I know PPTP is not the best, but it is what as been setup by the staff there... I ...
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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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Macbook Pro doesn't accept any incoming connections - Firewall disabled!

My MacBook Pro running macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 doesn't respond to Ping, SSH, and Remote Access. What I tried so far: Made sure "stealth mode" was disabled on Firewall Disabled the Firewall ...
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Getting error on opening Microsoft remote desktop: The file “com.microsoft.rdc.application-data.sqlite” couldn’t be opened

My mac has turned off due to a power cut. Now every time I open Microsoft remote desktop I have the following error The file “com.microsoft.rdc.application-data.sqlite” couldn’t be opened.. I tried to ...
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Unable to redirect SmartCard in Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac. Option greyed out

I've been using Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac to connect to a windows machine. I used to be able to redirect a smart card to the remote windows computer. I recently upgraded the RDP app on Mac and ...
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Can Apple TV be used as a thin client?

I have a MBP which half of the time is used via a (4K Dell monitor & bluetooth apple keyboard & mouse) and half of the time is used on its own. The main use case is software development. I'm ...
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Mouse click while screen turned off

I have an iMac 2013 with Catalina. I need to turn off the screen and continue able to clicking the mouse with AnyDesk/AppleScript. But when I turn off the screen, I can move the mouse but clicking ...
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Why does macOS 11 give weird VNC screen

Does anybody have problems with VNC on macOS 11+? This is what I got after a fresh install (virtualized machine, VMware Tools version: 11333): Here is what I've done: Enabled everything required at ...
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Stop macOS VNC server from rendering remote mouse pointer

Currently running macOS 11.2.3, and noticed that the system VNC server (enabled in System Preference -> Screen Sharing) always includes the mouse pointer in the video feed sent to the client, ...
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Alt Gr not working with Microsoft Windows RDP client on Mac OS with a PC keyboaard

Alt Gr key (right alt) randomly stops working when working on Microsoft RDP client and behaves as left alt instead. I am on a Macbook Air M1, with a PC keyboard, using an AzertyPC layout in MacOS. ...
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How to configure router for Remote Desktop connection?

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic. I am one of very rare Mac user at my university. In Poland Macs are not popular, and our net administrator and our tech support have no or limited ...
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Can't use VSCode integrated terminal while on Team Viewer

My development team recently rented a Mac machine through MacInCloud. I've prepared my development environment in this machine, but it seems like Visual Studio Code does not register certain ...
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Remain logged in after disconnecting from Remote Management?

It seems the latest Catalina update (10.15.7 (19H524)) changed the Screen Sharing/Remote Management feature. I have a headless Mac Mini that I log into with screen sharing. Previously, if I ...
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Remotely access Mac from Linux using krdc

Following up on Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing? I've set up the Mac to be Accessed Remotely via VNC I am trying to remotely access it from Linux using krdc which I am ...
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How can I software disable a display?

I have a mac mini with two monitors but I often access it remotely over VNC. Screen Sharing (and other vnc clients) allow me to select a single display (or view both at once), but neither work well ...
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Is there a Windows VNC app that can ask a Mac user (via apple id) to share their screen?

On macOS UserA can ask UserB to share their screen simply by entering UserB's Apple ID into a "New Connection" window in the macOS Screen Sharing app. Then, by some magic, Apple delivers the ...
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Whats the best desktop share/vnc for local network?

I have two Macs on the same network, I want to control one of them headless from the other. I have tried the built-in remote management but it is so slow it is un-usable. The connection between them ...
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How to bypass password prompt with vnc connection from terminal

Previously, screen sharing to Catalina (10.15.7) from Big Sur (11.1) using terminal: open vnc://[user]:[password]@[host].local would open a screen sharing session without having to enter a password. ...
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How to select multiple cells on Mac when using Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I need to select multiple cells, on Mac the usual shortcut is CMD + cursor. But when using Microsoft Remote Desktob CMD button is interpreted as Windows key, that is, when I pusch cmd, the startup ...
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How can I use the Mac OS Cmd-tab app switcher when controlling my Mac Mini remotely?

Problem: I control my 2018 Mac Mini using Real VNC software from my iPhone or iPads. When I enter Cmd-tab on the iOS device, the command is interpreted locally and not on the remote Mac Mini. ...
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How to turn off screen saver for remote desktop sessions in macOS Catalina?

Purchased an M1 Mac Mini. Running it headless. In the OS for my user, I have the screen saver set to "never." However, when I connect via remote desktop, the screen saver comes on after some ...
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Is it possible to "emulate" virtual monitors like Windows does for remote desktop users?

I want to remote desktop into macOS, but when I use a client like VNC Viewer on my Windows PC, it only allows me to go up to whatever resolution the macOS machine has (like 2560x1440 on an iMac). My ...
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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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Remote access to an iMac Pro

So I have a friend, who has an iMac Pro with high specs at his home and I thought about accessing his iMac Pro from my Macbook Pro via some kind of remote desktop service. I would do some rather ...
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How can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools?

Question: how can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools or, if necessary, with limited custom (non-commercial) software? (Ideally, this would be done ...
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Emulate Windows RDP Display behavior on macOS

When I use RDP to connect from a Mac (MBP 13") -> Windows, I'm presented with a display at my native MBP resolution (2560x1600) and all windows are put onto that virtual desktop, even with two ...
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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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Using SPECIFIC monitors with Microsoft Remote Desktop

I have two users with a specific request that I am struggling to figure out. They each use a 27" iMac with Retina display and 2 additional external monitors connected via USB Type-C utilizing ...
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Guarantee/force remote shutdown

Situation: a mac running 10.14, accessed from a Windows laptop via TeamViewer remote desktop software. Problem: sometimes apps will prevent shutdown. "Xcode interrupted shutdown" or similar. ...

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