Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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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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Screen sharing without waking up screen (Macbook connects to iMac)

Basically I need this but for 2022: How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display? I connect from my Macbook Pro to my iMac in the office. I need to have the iMac screen off ...
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Display different Programm using via screen mirroring

I am interested in displaying an app via screencast/MiraShare running in the background(for example photos) while doing something different on my IPad. PowerPoint and GoodNotes have a similar feature ...
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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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I am recording a meeting with Quicktime player. The video and my voice are fine. However, the other person's voice is too low. How to fix it?

I am using QuickTime player to record video conference meetings, especially huddles in Slack. All this in a Macbook Air M1 running macOS Monterey 12.5. I usually screen share my coding environment for ...
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Mac screen sharing - cannot type numbers in the password

I log into my mac via "screen sharing" when it is in a locked state. I need to type my password to unlock it. But I cannot type in numbers. When I type a number nothing is happening. When I ...
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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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Macbook Pro, Screen sharing with extended display

I would like to share the screen between 2 Macbook Pro´s, such that one is the extended display of the other (Hence not just mirroring). I have 2 Macbook Pros (1 mid 2012 and one 13-inch, 2020). The ...
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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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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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screen sharing on google meet and QuickTime player at a time

I am using iPad and Mac. This is about using google meet share screen and QuickTime player share screen at same time. When I share my iPad screen on google meet, this is stopping me from sharing my ...
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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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how remove Apple support screen sharing software

I contacted the Apple support team and the technician asked me to install a software on my macbook so as to share my screen with him. I granted "record screen" permission to this software. A ...
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Upgraded MBP to Big Sur, now High Sierra Mini Screen Sharin cannot find it

Background: Began working from home because pandemic. I have a 2014 Mini stuck at High Sierra as a main desktop at home. I brought home a MBP on High Sierra that sits on a shelf behind me, and I share ...
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Apple TV Screen Mirroring not working from iPad

Every time I select Screen Mirroring from the Control Center and select my Apple TV from the list, it shows that the screen is being mirrored to my TV (there is a checkmark next to the name of the ...
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How do I disallow screen sharing for Messages?

Apple's Messages app is not listed among the apps in Security settings for Screen Recording. This would be the normal place for most apps to disallow screen sharing, but the absence of Messages from ...
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Upgraded to Big Sur, and now screen sharing doesn't work even though I granted app permissions

I recently upgraded to the Big Sur OS. Previously I was able to share my screen when using Slack, MS Teams, Zoom, and so on. After the upgrade, I was prompted that I needed to explicitly give screen ...
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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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Screen Share requires confirmation on the same Apple ID

When I try to connect to my Mac Pro from my MacBook Pro (both running Catalina) via Screen Share I’m prompted to accept the request to screen share. Once I do screen share works correctly. My issue is ...
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Mirror iPad Pro screen to my Windows 10 PC via USB

I need to mirror my iPad screen to my windows 10 computer without wifi (via USB). Is there a modern software solution that does not involve very low framerate or high latency ?
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Automatically accept Screen Sharing invitations?

I use Messages' Ask to Share Screen feature all the time to remotely debug problems on my contacts' Macs. It's a very easy way to initiate a Screen Sharing session, does not require port forwarding, ...
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Security Update 2020-004: Apple Remote Desktop and Screen Sharing Not Working? Anyone else noticed?

I just installed the security update on a remote computer and can no longer access that computer via Apple Remote Desktop or Screen Sharing? Luckily I had Teamviewer as a backup... Anyone else notice/...
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