Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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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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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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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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Screen Share connects to wrong device

I have a Mac mini (Mac mini 2) set up in New York which I can connect to just fine via the Share Screen... button on Finder. However, when I try to connect to my other Mac mini in Miami (Mac mini 3), ...
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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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VNC Server for non-Jailbroken iPhone/iPad

I'm looking for a VNC server for my iPhone/iPad that (assuming I know the IP address) I can connect directly to using a VNC client. To summarize the features I'm looking for: Non-hosted, i.e. no ...
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screen sharing turns on remote monitor [duplicate]

When I connect to my work computer with screen sharing, the work computer's screen turns on and shows what im doing. I lock the work machine and turn off its display. Is there a way to prevent the ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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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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Advice to use a Mac Mini without display, but using an iPad (sidecar / screen sharing / remote desktop?)

I'm considering buying an iMac mini for storage (to archive my Photo library, so not like a server but to log in incidentally and make backups). Because I will not use it often, I thought of the ...
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Multiple Displays and Screen Sharing

My iMac has two non-matching displays. When I connect from my iPad using iTeleport, only one of the displays is visible. Is there some way to configure Screen Sharing so that both displays will be ...
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Can I create 2 “displays” on a headless server?

I have 2 Mac Minis. One is to be used as a headless server while the other is a general-purpose user desktop machine. The user system has two monitors. I have set up the server to allow screen ...
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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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Will updating OS X Server over VNC kill my VNC connection?

I have a Mac Mini sitting in a remote location (another country). To administer it, I use the screen sharing application. There is an update for Server, which I would like to install. However, when ...
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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opening two remote screen sharing on the same client

I have a macbook and I connect to my linux accounts with screen sharing. I would like to connect to two different linux accounts from the same client (my macbook) at the same time, using two different ...
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External monitor over the air with Macbook

I have purchased a second-hand MacBook (13 inch, white) which is quite cool. Now i want to connect it to my external monitor and i have got a Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable from a friend of mine: However, ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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Run script through launch agent is failed

I try to run the next script through LaunchAgent: on run argv set current_path to POSIX path of ((path to me as text) & "::") set common to load script (current_path & "common.scpt") ...
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Open “Screen Sharing” tab in System Preferences > Privacy using terminal

I have been searching for a way to open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen Sharing using a script. I'm a systems admin and I'm trying to deploy TeamViewer to my users in ...
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Why can Firefox not allow permanent access to my screen?

When I join a Google Hangout and try to share my entire screen, Firefox always prompts me whether to share a window or the entire screen. I always want to share the entire screen. But when I enable ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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Can I remotely control an iPhone from a Windows laptop?

Does TeamViewer Quicksupport only let me see her iPhone screen from my Windows laptop? Between computers, TeamViewer lets me control and operate the other computer. This YouTube video and article ...
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LDAP user VNC screen sharing suddenly broke. Other LDAP users work, local admin works

I have a Mac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6) with a local admin user, a local non-admin user, and many LDAP users. One of the LDAP users can't login via VNC anymore, but can login via SSH. The affected user ...
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Can I keep the Screen Sharing app from showing the menu bar?

I need to use Mac OS X's screen sharing app a lot to access a remote system (also using Mac OS X). I'm new to Macs and I keep having the following problem: If I leave my mouse cursor within roughly a ...
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Screen saver on remote desktop

My osx box is connected to my TV via HDMI. I use "Share Screen" to login to the box and play a netflix video. I must have installed an update or something because suddenly, when I close the "Share ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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OS X remote sharing without needing to install an app on the client

My clients have OS X (as I do) but have trouble installing the GoToMyPC app, and indeed, any apps — TeamViewer requires that the client install their app, too. Is there a remote management/screen ...
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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac?

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never to ...
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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...
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Can I have Screen Sharing use something like ssh-keygen, so I don't have to type my password every time?

I can use ssh-keygen to set up accounts on my two Macs so when I type "ssh me@my-other-mac" from here, it doesn't need me to type my password again every time I connect. Is there a way to set up ...
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Is it possible to use VNC / ScreenShare OS X 10.9 Mavericks OSX Server 3.0.1 Local Network User

Quite simply, is it possible to use VNC (Windows) or ScreenShare (OS X) as a local network user? All users are local network users and when I access the server via Screen Share VNC://LOCAL IP ADDRESS ...
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Screen Sharing on iPhone

Is it possible on the iPhone to share the screen live? In other words I would have an app on the iPhone that would allow a person to see my screen live while they watched via a secure URL. I have ...
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Can I screen share an OS X computer to several viewers over VNC?

I want to give a demo to people remotely. I want them to be able to use any VNC client to view my current Mac desktop. Can I use the built-in screen sharing features to do that? I'm using Mountain ...
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Screen Sharing stopped working after Lion upgrade

Screen Sharing stopped working after I upgraded to Lion. Trying to connect back home to my still yet not upgraded Snow Leopard machine. Logs says PM Screen Sharing: MVS Codec - bad rectangle size -...
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Unable to start screen sharing remotely on macOS Catalina after update

Until one of the latest Catalina updates, I was able to (re)start Screen Sharing using the following command: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/...
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Can I disable CMD-TAB?

I'm looking for a way to disable ⌘ Command⇨Tab and set up some other key chord to accomplish the same app-switching function (but without mapping that key chord to ⌘ Command⇨Tab). I use native Screen ...
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Screen Sharing (server) idle-lock

I'm using Screen Sharing between two Catalinas (stock "Screen Sharing" app on client vs. "Sharing -> Screen Sharing" on server, same LAN). The VNC-session auto-locks after a relatively short timeout (...
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Productivity tips while using Screen Sharing app

I'm a big fan of the Magic Mouse double finger swipe and -tap with to quickly switch between full screen windows, but this gesture functionality is lost using macOS via a full screen Screen Sharing....
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Accessing master Mac from other rooms

I have an office/studio setup with MacBook Pro 2017 with 2 external monitors attached to it. I'd like to have a second (non-primary) laptop, no need to be as powerful as my main machine and I'd like ...
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Screen sharing not working after Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update

A couple of days ago I remotely installed the Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update in my office iMac (I am at present confined at home due to the COVID-19 pandemia). After the installation, I have not ...
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Detect and alert remote Management screen-sharing

I'm trying to make a script to sent an alert when screen sharing is on. The following command is supposed to list every established VNC connection but this doesn't return anything at all for me : ...
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Connect to my other Macbook Pro not over LAN

I can connect to my other Macbook Pro (both on OS High Sierra) using the built-in “Screen Sharing” app when at home, but I can't connect when I'm away from home and not on the same Wi-Fi. I get an “...
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Can't remote login after startup

I have an iMac running Catalina (10.15.2) that I don't have a keyboard or mouse plugged into. I just want to use it via screen sharing and SSH. The problem is that often when I want to use it I can't....
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How to control iPad/iPhone from external touch screen monitor?

I have a PC running Windows 10 and which is connected to a touch screen monitor. My idea is to connect my iPad to the PC (or to the screen) so that I am able to control it directly from the touch ...
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Slow internet on mac when mirroring on apple tv

When screen sharing from a mac with Mojave or Catalina OS to apple tv 4K. The internet connection on the mac is becoming really slow. Often we experience this when on a conference call and screen ...
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Multi-user remote computing without touching monitor [duplicate]

When I remotely login to my Mojave Mac with screen share and a physical user is logged in with the monitor, I will be asked if I want to connect to the physical session or create a "background session"...
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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 ...