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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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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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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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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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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote machine?...
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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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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 hide screen when logged into remote iMac

I use Back-To-My-Mac to log into my office computer from home and vice versa. Normally, after I log into my home laptop, I darken the screen for both energy efficiency and privacy and that works fine....
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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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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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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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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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How to enable OS X screen sharing (VNC) through SSH?

I forgot to turn on "VNC viewers may control screen with password", to enter on my working Mac, is there way to turn-on this feature remotely via SSH (I'm on WindowsXP now)?
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Unflip mouse buttons in Microsoft RDC client

I have used an older version of Microsoft RDC client on an old MBP with mouse on the left side of the keyboard. I had flipped the left and right mouse buttons of the mouse in preferences, which made ...
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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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Control Mac Remotely From Multiple Different Networks using only Apple Software

My girlfriend often needs assistance with her Mac, and I am not always around to help her. We are most often using our home WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi, but oftentimes one or both of us are connected to our ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to skip OS X VNC connect password requester?

I have an Ubuntu server which I tend to use via VNC from OS X. For this, I have saved a .vncloc file from the built-in Screen Sharing client. When I click this icon, Screen Sharing connects to Ubuntu, ...
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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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Remote into Mac Mini after a reboot

How can a Mac running El Capitan always be ready for a VNC connection even after a reboot? I can vnc into the Mac with no problem but when I reboot the Mac remotely I can't vnc back in. Someone has ...
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Black Screen With Cursor on Logout in Yosemite

This is specifically occurring on Yosemite Macs that have been NetRestored. Initial login works fine. However, when restarting the Mac or logging out of the user, a black screen appears with only the ...
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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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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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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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Allowing VNC to control computer under 10.14 (Mojave)

I've seen some topics asking for help (others offering it) re: apps asking for permission to use accesibility functions with regards to VNC in Mojave. RealVNC has a page describing the issue and a fix ...
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Remote desktop display shifted up

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (ver 8.0.31) to connect from my 2013 Retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.11.4) to a Windows 10 desktop machine. When in fullscreen mode, I get the following experience:...
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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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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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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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Screen sharing stops working after disconnecting for about five minutes

I'm running macOS Mojave on a Mac Mini. Built-in VNC server works perfectly when you connect for the first time after reboot, however if you disconnect from it for more than five minutes you can't ...
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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

I like to access my Mac from work (Linux) and I wonder if it is possible without installing additional software like TeamViewer or ChickenVNC. I also noticed somewhere that it is possible to wake my ...
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Need to show my Mac desktop (no remote control, preferably free) to multiple PC clients

On the PC, I used a free TightVNC server for screeencasting. Students connected to it from the class PCs with a free viewer app and saw my demonstrations in a window, but could not do anything on my ...
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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 there a Remote Desktop Connection manager for mac that will connect to Windows machines?

I am managing 4 Windows VM's on a network for running tests. I would like a Remote Desktop Connection manager that makes it easy to connect and switch between network machines. I am due for a ...
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Are there reliable VNC client to access from Windows 10 connecting to macOS Sierra?

I want to remote access my MacBook Pro running Sierra from my Windows 10 PC. I followed these steps from the Apple site but it does not work. Both RealVNC and the VNC app for the Chrome browser ...
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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 ...