Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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What iOS VNC client has the least lag?

I've downloaded VNC Viewer on my iPad. I have noticed that it takes about 10 seconds for the iPad screen to update, in order to reflect the current Macbook screen. This is on the lowest quality ...
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How do I stop this person (IP address) from trying to connect to my Mac via screensharing?

I have screensharing enabled on my Mac. I make use of the feature often to remotely control my Mac from public computers. However, while looking through the console today, I noticed this message ...
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How to use an old iMac as an external display for a MacBook via wifi?

There have been several questions how to connect a (new) MacBook to an (old) iMac so the latter will work as a second, bigger display for the former, but all were assuming a hardware connection, i.e. ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Screen sharing default observer mode

I have several .vncloc files what contains lines such: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0....
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Copy from `OS X` and paste using `OS X Screen Sharing` to a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I access from my Mac using ssh and VNC (tightvncserver). I am using OS X Screen Sharing I want to be able to copy from OS X and paste into a GUI app on the Pi. (Copying ...
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Remote Assistance/Screen Sharing from Mac OS X to Windows XP analogous to iChat's Screen Sharing

To help and teach older relative of mine who is on Windows XP I would like to have solution comparable to iChat's Screen Sharing. Which means I can ask them for sharing their desktop with me (or get ...
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How can I gain screen share/ssh access to a G5 connected by ethernet to a Mac Mini on my wireless Airport Extreme Network from my MacBook Pro?

Ok, so the scenario is this: I have a G5 Quad (running Leopard) with no wireless card. The G5 is connected by ethernet to a Mac-Mini (running Lion), which is picking up my AirPort Extreme network ...
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problem with high sierra multiple users simultaneously

I'm trying to connect from windows to high sierra with another user on my mac that is working on it's own mac I'm trying to make my mac to have two users to work with it at the same time.I have tried ...
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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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How to use MacOS Screen Sharing to access second account on same machine [duplicate]

I have two user accounts, personal and work. I used to have two machines, a desktop and a laptop. Laptop had personal account, and I would use the work desktop with Screen Sharing to have both ...
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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't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need 10....
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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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How to disable screen sharing

I have some privacy concerns and would like to know how to disable screen sharing. I have tried turning of the WiFi but was then not able to use the internet.
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activating screen sharing remotely

There is a computer I don't have immediate access to that I cannot screenshare with it. I have an account on the computer and have screenshared before with it. I believe some setting has been ...
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Screen sharing stopped working after 10.10.2 update

Screen sharing between my iMac and my Mac Mini stopped working after I applied the 10.10.2 update. I'm trying to access the Mac Mini from the iMac. I get the standard error message advising that I ...
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Screen capture software that streams to Apple TV?

Is there any application that can stream content of a screen, or application window to Apple TV? I would like something that works in similar fashion as AirFoil, but for captured screen content ...
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Screen Sharing icon on login screen

I noticed the Screen Sharing icon when logging in despite it being disabled on my computer. After logging in, it didn't appear in the menu bar. What could be causing it? I tried enabling and ...
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Will screen sharing work across different ISPs and over the Internet?

I’m just beginning to learn the use of screen sharing between two Macs. Today I’ve successfully implemented it with two different computers on my desktop, using the "Sharing" section in System ...
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Remote Ubuntu Screen sharing from Mac

I want to connect to an Ubuntu machine from MAC far far away! I have the application Remoter that works like a charm for ssh and connecting to other Mac. However I don't know how to connect to an ...
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How to connect iPhone 3GS to a computer monitor without jailbreak?

I have to do a presentation where I want to demo some apps on an iPhone 3GS. Is there a way to mirror the iPhone screen on a computer screen without jailbreaking?
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Are there remote administration tools for iPad? Preferably screen sharing

I have an elderly friend who has an iPad and calls every few days with problems. Doing remote tech support over the phone is getting tedious. Is there anything available for iPad that's comparable to ...
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Video out from MacBook to iMac via thunderbolt

I know there is no way to receive a video input from HDMI to most macs, however, I am curious if this could be done over thunderbolt. If so what protocols would be used (RIP target display mode) to "...
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Screen Share by Thunderbolt Cable

I have 1 Macbook Air and 1 Macbook Pro. The problem is Macbook Pro has a broken screen so I need to view it by Screen Sharing app in Macbook Air. I setup Thunderbolt bridge between Macbook Air and ...
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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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Sharing screen with Messages.app on Mountain Lion

Both computers are running OS X 10.8.4 When trying to initiate the screen sharing feature, the other computer gets the request, then clicks "Accept" but thats as far as we get. Then we see this: I ...
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Ideal Screen Sharing Conditions

I realise what I am about to ask could be considered impossible to answer but maybe a discussion might be helpful to other people. I am trying to use Screen Sharing (OS X 10.7.5) to control a Windows ...
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Screen Sharing on iOS devices

Can I share the screen of one iOS device with another iOS device from app? Is it possible to implement above functionality using iOS SDK? Does Apple allow this type of app? If anyone know about this, ...
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Screen Sharing over internet on OS X Lion - cannot control remote machine

I'm trying to connect remotely to a family member's new MacBook Air from my own iMac. Both machines are running OS X Lion. I can connect to the files on the remote machine and I can see the screen of ...
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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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Connect to Ubuntu machine on local network using Screen Sharing, screen doesn't update

I'm trying to connect to my Ubuntu desktop from my Mac laptop (10.6.6). The linux machine shows up fine in my network list, and when I connect to it, Screen Sharing prompts me for a password (which is ...
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Apple screen/file sharing issue

My parents are getting on in age and live 100 miles from me so I try to fix their mac issues by logging in remotely use Apple Sharing - screen sharing and file sharing, so I turn it on and leave it on ...
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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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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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Multiseat on Mac OS?

How to make 2 or more users to use the same Mac OS at the same time? As I know for windows there is Aster, for linux there is Xorg. I researched this topic for quite some time and cannot find a ...
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Screen sharing turned off, but appears as “enabled”

I used this command to disable screen sharing: sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist But when I try to confirm if it's disabled using the following, I ...
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Connect to Mac Mini without sharing the screen

When I connect to my mac mini (from my Mac Book Air) what happens is that the connection is made as a regular screen sharing. So if someone connects a screen to the mac mini then all the activity is ...
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How to share Single Mac OS X Application for remote desktop

Scenario: I have a Mac mini which is always on always connected to internet. I want to share Single application (let's say XCode). By sharing means remotely use it via remote desktop on Windows. It ...
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How can I prevent stuck keys when VNC into OS X El Capitan loses focus?

tl;dr: I'd like to avoid OS X thinking the [Command] key is being held down when I [Alt][Tab] away from a Windows TightVNC session, or at least get the [Command] key to auto-release after a period of ...
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Screen sharing in OSX El Capitan

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and a 2013 Mac Mini, both running El Capitan with all latest updates. The Mac Mini is "headless" as I use it as a media server. I connect to the Mini from the MBP using the ...