Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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Has anyone else been able to find out why Back to my Mac isn't working in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see my other computers that I was able to access with Back to my Mac, under previous OS X versions (while I am away from home - usually accessing my home ...
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How to enable VNC options through Remote Management

I'm looking for a way to script the Remote Management section in Sharing System Preferences. What I'm trying accomplish is to script the Computers Settings button and everything inside it. So far I ...
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Screen share app goes black when turning scaling on

When I turn scaling on for Screen Share the window just goes black. If I turn scaling off it stays black. I have to disconnect and reconnect to get the screen back, but then scaling is turned off ...
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Is there a Terminal command to verify macOS screensharing?

Is there a terminal command to determine if a screensharing session from a remote machine is not just initiated but also actively being viewed? Details: I have a background (Perl) process running on ...
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Modifier keys when working remotely are broken / lazy

I work a lot from home, using screen-sharing to control my remote Mac mini from my (local) MBP laptop, or my customers' machines using ARD (or even TeamViewer). Recently I've started having problems ...
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Screen Sharing app hangs on “Connecting…”

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014, running OS 10.12.1) and a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008, running OS 10.11.6) connected to the same home WiFi network. I am trying to use the Screen ...
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“Control mode” when using Screen Sharing to connect to a linux host via ssh tunnel?

For years, I've been able to ssh into a linux host and then (using an ssh option like ‑L5902:127.0.0.1:7898) tunnel a VNC connection from my mac; I've also similarly tunneled VNC connections to ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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Can Teleport be set up to be automated?

I've got two Macs, and I only use one keyboard and mouse thanks to Teleport. The problem is that I have to activate it every time I turn my computer on. Would it be possible to do it automatically?
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Unable to to use screen sharing to connect to OS X Lion Server, but SSH and other admin tools work

My mac mini with OS X Lion Server 10.7.4 is running headless in a data center so its not physically accessible. As administrator, I can connect to the server using SSH and other administration tools, ...
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Can't use “Back to My Mac” screen sharing using iCloud ID in Lion

Screensharing is broken for me in Lion. In Snow Leopard I connected using mobileme for verification. However since upgrading my machines to Lion and my mobileme ID to iCloud, I'm unable to screenshare ...
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Disable screensaver when connected via Screen Sharing?

I have my mac set to show a screensaver, but every now and then when I'm working away from home I'll connect to it using Screen Sharing from and leave it connected. If the screensaver starts running ...
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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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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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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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How to share screen without login

I have three Macs on my LAN. Call them Mini, Ret, and Flat. All three have a user named 'chap', who's an Admin. Mini and Ret are running the most current version of MacOS 10.13, and Flat is running ...
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Text cursor (I-beam) in screen sharing is too large

I have an issue where the mouse cursor(I-beam) on my Mac (High Sierra) is extra large. The large size only appears when viewing this Mac via Screen Sharing - the client Mac I'm on shows the correct ...
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why can't I use macOS's builtin screen sharing to connect to a Windows machine running realvnc server

Can somebody please explain why I cannot use macOS's builtin screen sharing app to connect to Windows machines running the RealVNC server? I can only connect to them using the RealVNC viewer.
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Is there any way to optimize the macOS Sierra Screen Share application when accessing a LINUX VNC?

Is there any way to optimize the macOS Sierra Screen Share application for a LINUX VNC? It's so much slower when compared to a connection from an iMac to another MacBook.
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Enterprise VNC client?

I'm a little new to Enterprise Mac management but have 10 years experience as a Mac tech. I am in charge of deployment of 3k + macs for a LARGE international corporation. We are using Casper Suite. ...
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Connect to a projector from MBP via network

Is it possible to connect to a regular projector via network to present the screen? I have a Windows machine, and it quite simply can be done there. I just enter the IP address of the projector and ...
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How to enable hidpi pixel scaling in mac Screen Sharing app?

I'm using my mac's Screen Sharing app to connect to VNC (vino) on a linux mint box. The linux mint box has HiDPI (sort of like retina) pixel doubling enabled. The problem is the shared screen is ...
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Any way to Speed up OS X Screen Sharing

For a fair amount of time I used to use LogMeIn for remote logging in but their prices are becoming to expensive lately with the Canadian dollar for it to be worth it for me. So I decided to give the ...
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Launchctl List - Screen Sharing Process Running While Disabled?

Below is my list of active processes as produced by the launchctl list command in terminal. I'm not messing with those processes, but I am studying them to learn more about how OS X works. The ...
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Screensharing keeps being turned on! How can I make sure it stays off?

I recently noticed that somehow sharing had screensharing enabled in privacy setting... I saw that it was accessible from my network and via VNC. Ok to this point I had a friend try setting up a ...
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video playback stops while sharing the screen to apple-tv

I just recently faced this problem, while I have high quality broadband bandwidth and each devices (laptop, apple-tv ,etc) can stream 1080 flawlessly, but the moment I hit the apple tv button, the ...
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Can't access Screen Sharing using a ssh tunnel “open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed”

I am halfway through a 6 months trip away from my Mac at home. Until yesterday I have been able to remote control this Mac using Screen Sharing over a ssh tunnel but suddenly I can't connect anymore. ...
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Can I initiate a graphical desktop session remotely via ssh?

A remote machine running 10.8.4 is powered on but at the Login Window, so no user is actually logged in to a desktop session. Is there a way to log a user in remotely via ssh to create an actual ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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How do I send the “Windows key” to the remote machine with the screen sharing app?

It seems like the screen sharing app doesn't send "Windows key" presses. To be clear, I want to be able to press the "Windows key" on my standard PC keyboard so that the machine to which I'm ...
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Mac screen sharing only shows the sharing application

I've done my best to search around Google and stackexchange but haven't found anything mentioning what I'm experiencing. We have a (pretty much brand new) Macbook Pro that is expierencing issues with ...
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Locked myself out of Screen Sharing

I changed the settings of my Screen Sharing access to a certain IP address, but I must have typed it in wrong. Now I can't connect. I can ssh in to my server, does anyone know what configuration file ...
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unable to drag and drop files from macOS Mojave to Macbook running Ubuntu 18.04

I'm currently connected from my iMac (macOS Mojave) to my Macbook running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my local network via the Screen Share application; however, I'm unable to drag and drop files from my ...
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Show “curtain” when Screen Sharing?

EDIT: My request is to know whether or not Screen Sharing supports this feature still in anyway. I'm aware that other solutions do, but am not interested in other solutions for this question. Thanks! ...
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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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What causes “Screen Sharing cannot be opened because of a problem”?

When I attempt to start the Screen Sharing application (/Applications/Screen Sharing.app) on my macOS 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 2017, I get the error "Screen Sharing cannot be started because of a problem". ...
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Using Screen Sharing app, all remote Mac screens appear pixellated

I've got a couple of Macs that I regularly screen share to using the build-in Screen Sharing app: A month or two ago, both started looking very pixellated when viewed — text is very difficult to read....
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Is it possible for someone to initiate a screen sharing session while my Mac is asleep?

Today when I got home and awoke my MacBook Air (running OS X 10.11.6) from sleep by lifting up the lid to login into it, I noticed the little Screen Sharing icon in the top-right corner (to the left ...
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What's the secret to getting screen sharing to work with Messages in OS X 10.11?

I have a client who is only moderately comfortable in Xcode, and regularly has problems building the app I'm developing for him, or git conflicts, or other things that are very painful to figure out ...
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screen sharing stops working

Periodically my screen sharing stops working. When I try to connect nothing happens. telnet 5900 connects but I don't get the normal "RFB 003.889" prompt back. reboot seems to resolve it, but it ...