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Software that allows a remote user to see and/or control a computer.

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Enabling Screen Sharing without Control Center

I have disabled Control Center by moving ControlCenter app to a different location, but due to that I am not able to share screen on Safari on Ventura as well as Sonoma during Google Meet, or on any ...
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Filtering windows from screen share?

I recently discovered the ScreenCaptureKit API which has the SCContentFilter interface to allow filtering sensitive windows from your screen capture. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/...
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Connection between 2 MacBooks using cable instead of WiFi?

Is this possible to use a cable for connection between two MacBooks like in Sidecar for iPad? I'm connecting to another MacBook with a smaller screen using ScreenSharing with HighPerformance profile(...
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Screen Sharing app does not save connections where IP is the same and ports are different

I'm trying to save multiple connections to different Mac machines available in cloud where the IP is the same but the ports are different. XXX.XX.XX.XXX:PORT_1 XXX.XX.XX.XXX:PORT_2 XXX.XX.XX.XXX:...
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Persistent screen sharing icon in safari after google meet call

I was on a Google Meet call using Safari, during which I shared my screen. After ending the call, the icon indicating screen sharing persisted. Closing Safari didn't resolve the issue; only restarting ...
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Mac Facetime Screen Sharing Broken

I have a Macbook Air with an M1 processor, and for the past few software updates (currently 14.2.1), whenever I share my screen, Im unable to stop sharing it until I end the Facetime call. Even then, ...
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Macbook Air M2 screen sharing no longer works

I have a fairly new Macbook Air M2 laptop (Aug 2023) that I use for work. When working at home, I have been using an older iMac via screen sharing to connect to the laptop so I get the bigger screen, ...
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Unable to set up NAT/Public IP screensharing for Mac

I will be flying overseas soon and need to connect to my intel mac running at home, but I'm facing some troubles setting up an NAT/public IP based screensharing I have set up port forwarding on my ...
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Apple Screen Sharing

So I am very confused about the "Screen Sharing" feature on macOS (Ventura or Sonoma). I can use the Apple built-in Screen Share App on my MacBook where it is possible to enter the Apple ID ...
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Can I screen-share between two older MacBook Pros (2009-2011) running Snow Leopard (10.6.8)?

So I have two older MacBook Pros: One is a 17", Unibody, Core 2 Duo, 2.8 Ghz, A1297 from 2009. The other is a 15", Unibody, Core i7, 2.0Ghz, A1286 from 2011. More details: Both are ...
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Screen share through finder - can't login to remote machine

I want to display my iMac (13.3.1. Ventura) screen onto my Macbook Air (11.7.1 Big Sur). I bring up a Finder window on the Macbook, and click "Go", "Network", and the finder window ...
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High Performance Screen Sharing on macOS Sonoma

On macOS Sonoma, screen sharing has a new "High Performance" option. However, whenever I try to turn it on, I just get a black screen. Both the server and the client are running the latest ...
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MacOS screen share not working

I have a Mac Mini M1 running Ventura. On the same LAN I have an older Intel iMac running Monterey. In the past I have routinely connected from the Mac Mini to the iMac using Screen Share. For the last ...
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VNC freeze when switching screens on MacOS

I am connecting to macOS (Catalina 10.15.17) to remotely manage it. Connected from Ubuntu ( using Remmina & windows using tight VNC but same problem) If I continue using mac remotely without ...
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Screen Sharing from Mac (vnc client) into PC (vnc server) on local network

On my iMac (running 10.13.6) I would like to view the desktop of my PC (running Win10 & tightvnc server). Here is what i tried; Finder > Go > Connect to Server > "vnc://AsusRog:6666&...
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How to improve performance for MacOS Screen sharing to Ubuntu vino-server?

I'm using MacOS Screensharing client to connect to the built-in vino-server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS all on my local gigabit LAN. It connects reliably, however performance is pretty bad, almost unusable. ...
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MacOS Ventura M1 mini suddenly super laggy over Screen Sharing

Not sure what happened but a little while after upgrading to Ventura my mini "server" in the closet became super laggy over Screen Sharing. The screen will open up for input (mouse or ...
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Automator application script not working when scheduled from "not on the screen" user

I have an Automator script (app) that simply does few clicks in an app. This script is launched via a calendar event. The script is scheduled and run from a different admin account than the account ...
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How to prevent the Screen Sharing app from re-opening connections

I use the macOS Screen Sharing app a lot, located in: /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Screen Sharing.app I usually launch the app by clicking any of a series of .vncloc files that I keep in ...
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Slow Screen Sharing between Macs when using Finder Screen Sharing button

I screen share between a 2017 iMac 5K and a 2015 Macbook Pro. I Locate the remote computer in the Finder's sidebar in the Locations section Select the Screen Share button It takes about two minutes ...
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Can you have a second "virtual" screen when remoted into your Mac, like you can with Windows RDP?

I am using 2x monitors on my main workstation (Mac Pro desktop). I can connect to my Macbook via VNC ("sharing") but it only shows the single physical laptop screen and I cannot stretch it ...
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App to hide windows while sharing the screen

Do you know of a way or app to selectively hide windows during screen sharing? My goal: I use Microsoft Teams, share the entire screen, but want to make sure that e.g. the Spark app (email client) is ...
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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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Multiple displays are glitched and overlapped when I connect to my M1 Mac using screen sharing or VNC apps on Mac, iOS or Linux

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15-inch with max specs and Radeon graphics. For years I have been connecting 2 external displays to it. Most recently I have a Dell S3422DWG which displays at 3440x1440 and ...
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Does anyone have copy-paste between screen-shared Macs working when using "Push Through" with macOS Monterey 12.4?

Before AND After installing Version 12.4 I use Screen Sharing (full screen) on my Mac Mini (M1, 2020) to connect (via LAN) to my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015). My Mac Mini screen sits to the ...
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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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Wirelessly mirror iPad screen to MacBook?

I've heard of the software ”Reflector" being able to do this. And I know I can also do this though screen sharing during a Zoom meeting. But I want to be able to do this natively, without having ...
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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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When using screen sharing, how can I switch spaces on local machine while remote machine is in full screen?

I want to keep a remote machine open in full screen and be able to switch to and from that space on my local machine. On my local machine I have f1 and f2 set to switch spaces, but all keyboard ...
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Using late 2015 iMac as second screen of a M1 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have a 21.5-inch, late 2015 iMac running macOS Monterey 12.1 and a M1 MacBook Pro running the same macOS version. When I'm using the iMac, I have the option to mirror the screen of the iMac on the ...
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Screen-sharing and Touch ID

On macOS Monterey I would like to use sudo without password by using Touch ID while sharing my screen during a Zoom call. I added auth sufficient pam_tid.so to /etc/pam.d/sudo and it works fine while ...
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Macs on local network no longer appear in Network or Finder Sidebar for Screen Sharing [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini and MacBook connected within my local network. Both Macs have System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing turned On. For weeks I have seen each computer in the other's Finder ...
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Share iPad screen to Skype on MBA

I have a few collaborations that I work with and chat over Skype. Our conversations frequently involve discussions over calculations but with Skype I haven't been able to find a way to share my iPad ...
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Unable to type special characters through Screen Sharing on macOS Catalina

After Updating from MacOS 10.14 Mojave to MacOS 10.15 Catalina I cannot type special characters on a remote machine connected via the Screen Sharing APP. All special characters evoked with the option ...
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screen mirroring is not working in iPad 7th generation (using reflector on MacBook)

I am trying to mirror my iPad screen to MacBook Air using reflector (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyEtm2WMBZ0&t=540s). Both have same wifi connection. I am seeing the following: How do I fix ...
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Force dummy HDMI plug to have custom screen resolution

I control my old 2012 retina MacBook Pro from my 2020 MacBook Pro using Apple's Remote Management feature. I keep the old MacBook with the lid closed to save space physically. This typically forces ...
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Sharing only one window or part of a screen in Zoom

The following link from a college refers to sharing part of the screen in Zoom https://www.etsu.edu/helpdesk/documents/zoom-share-portion-of-screen.pdf However when I click on "Share | Advanced ...
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Black screen with Screen Sharing and VMWare

I've just upgrade my iMac to Catalina and the security update for Catalina. I'm at 10.15.7. While I start by describing a VMWare issue, I think this is a bigger issue and it makes Screen Sharing ...
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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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Does screen sharing via Firefox allow another website to control your Mac, or just your browser?

Recently I was requested to share my screen to take an online exam. The security implications of this concerned me. Firefox says: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/screenshare-safety This to me ...
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Change login info in Screen Sharing recents list

Running Big Sur 11.2.1 on my laptop, I have a Mac Mini I connect to via Screen Sharing -- it is in the Recents list. However, the Mini's login changed, and I can't update it: Changing it when ...
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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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Highlighting touches/gestures on an iPad

I use a note taking app (BlankBook) to draw diagrams on my iPad while talking to people on Zoom. It works very well, but sometimes I want to point to something on the screen. What I would like is for ...
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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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Share part of monitor in screen sharing apps

I have a Ultrawide monitor (21:9 aspect ratio 3440x1440px) and my colleagues find it annoying that when I share my screen on Zoom, Slack, Google Meet etc. it will get zoomed out so the wide aspect ...
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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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