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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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Can you have a second "virtual" screen when remoted into your Mac, like you can with Windows RDP?

I can connect to my Macbook via VNC ("sharing") but it only shows the physical laptop screen: I have Apple Remote Desktop and am connecting from a different Mac, but it's the same - just ...
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Getting a Mac application window to show up on remote Linux machine **without** XQuartz?

I'm running MacOS 11.6.6, and I want to do something that is probably impossible on a Mac running that OS version (and possibly all versions). However, just in case I am overlooking something, I ...
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Remote desktop connection from Linux to Mac (RDP style)

I have Linux computer with two screens and (going to have) MacBook laptop with one screen. Both on the same LAN. I'd like to connect from the Linux computer to the Mac and work on the Mac using my two ...
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Is there a method to control an iPhone from a macOS laptop through bluetooth or cable?

I know there is a method to control an iPhone from a Mac if you connect both an iPhone and a Mac to the same WiFi network, as described here. For my case, both devices need to reside in different WiFi ...
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Screen Sharing changes resolution for no reason

I'm using the built-in Screen Sharing client in macOS to connect to a Mac Mini 2020 M1 by running Connect to Server in Finder and choosing the vnc://machine-name.local link. The connection works fine, ...
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How can I stop VNC/Remote access freeze without rebooting or logging out current user?

I have several macs that I login to remotely periodically and sometimes the login will hang and display a spinning wheel. Currently, I have to ssh to the system and run sudo pkill loginwindow which ...
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Unable to Drag and Drop files/directories from local Mac (High Sierra) to remote Mac (Mojave) via screenshare

I have a user who cannot drag and drop files from her local Mac (High Sierra) to her remote Mac (Mojave). She can copy and paste text but not transfer files. It comes up with a small grey forbidden ...
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VNC Viewer couldn't access to a Mac from Windows 10

I'm trying to remote a mac-Laptop from a windows-Laptop with VNC Viewer 6.21.920. T'm getting this "An authentication error occurred. See the VNC Server error log for details". It's working ...
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Need to automate changes to my Display settings

As a former engineer, I know that if I find myself doing the same thing over and over, I should be able to automate that process. So here goes: Due to things beyond my control, every time I log into ...
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MacOS native VNC client asks for (non-existing?) password

I've got a Linux server with VNC server listening on localhost only, without password. I'm using an SSH tunnel to connect to it. When using a third-party VNC client, I connect without any problem, and ...
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Control click not working as second mouse button using VNC Viewer to linux running x11vnc

I'm on a Macbook running Vnc Viewer (6.21.406) connected to x11vnc (0.9.13) running on my work Linux box (redhat 7.9 Maipo) over a ssh link. Everything works fine except that I typically use control-...
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Apple Remote Desktop - Mission Control & Spaces key commands

Is it possible to use the same key commands for Mission Control on both local & remote Mac? I've always been of the opinion this isn't possible, so I'm throwing it out there to see if anyone has a ...
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How do I prevent Remote Access to my Mac?

I think I'm being hacked. (This is a theoretical scenario, based on a real occurrence.) I have clear evidence that someone unknown is able to remote access my Mac. The Mac wakes unexpectedly, the ...
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macOS networking brutally slow using VNC or Apple Remote Desktop

Accessing a Mac using Apple Remote Desktop or VNC is brutally sluggish. I'm trying to write software and it is too painful to use. The screen does not refresh in a useful period of time. I googled it ...
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Map Windows key to Ctrl key

I am using a MacBook Pro & a Windows PC. I use Google Chrome's Remote Desktop to control the MacBook from the Windows PC. It works well but on the Windows PC, I have to use the Win key to copy &...
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teamviewer is giving mainly a grey screen and not showing the remote computer's desktop

teamviewer is giving mainly a grey screen and not showing the remote computer's desktop
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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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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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