Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a number of FreeBSD servers, and I'd like to put VNC server software on them, then access them from a Mac running OS X 10.9.5. I really don't want to have to access them from a virtual ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share Screen......
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Is there a Windows remote desktop client compatible with Lion's virtual display feature?

With Lion, you can use screen sharing to connect to a "virtual display", meaning that you log in to a new session instead of 'hijacking' the currently active one. Is there a Windows program that can ...
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Screen Sharing won't allow me to paste into remote system

I am connected to a remote system via Screen Sharing. I have text (plaintext) on my clipboard locally. I am unable to paste into the remote system. How can I make this work? Here are some details: ...
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

My company has a Mac Mini that we use for iOS builds. Occasionally, one of us needs to log in to it via remote access (from a Windows PC) to update the build tools. However, ever since updating the ...
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Why is Mac-to-Mac screen sharing just hanging?

I have my iMac set up with: Firewall off Screen sharing on for specific user, no general VNC password File sharing on (with liberal access) I want to connect to it's screen from my MBPro. Whenever I ...
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How to change resolution when using screen sharing and no physical screen is connected?

We have a Mac Pro running Lion that ha no screen attached. It is set up so it can be accessed using screen sharing (VNC). It works with a 800 by 600 resolution. How can I change the resolution ...
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Is screen sharing under Sierra secure, i.e., a fully encrypted connection?

I'm trying to figure out if the screen sharing data is encrypted when I connect to my Mac at home from another Mac at work. I've seen a lot of questions and answers but I can't really find a ...
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Screensharing slow, even over gigabit ethernet

When I connect from my laptop to my server with Apple Screen Sharing, it is extremely laggy, even over gigabit ethernet. Files copy at expected speeds (~100MB/s) but Screen Sharing is terribly slow. ...
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How to do a screen capture from iPad 3?

I need to record me using an iPad while I am drawing on it (with Penultimate). I usually use ScreenFlow to record onscreen actions on my desktop Mac, so I need a way to display iPad on my Mac. Is ...
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Has the Virtual Display screen sharing been removed in Mountain Lion?

One of the great things about Lion was the Virtual Display, whereby when screen sharing you could login as a 2nd user rather than just take over the physical display. In effect it was like turning ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

On my work Mac, which stays physically in my work office, I want to keep my work stuff separate from my personal stuff by using two different user accounts. I normally stay logged in as the 'work' ...
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Headless Mac mini: Share Screen + FileVault

At the office we have a Mac mini that will be used to run a Teamcity agent. It is a requirement from our security department that we enable FileVault on this machine. I will also need to manage ...
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What is the difference between Apple Remote Desktop / Remote Management / Remote Login / Remote Events and Screen sharing?

I am trying to get my head around the difference between the Apple products above. To me, Apple VNC (or rather generic VNC clients) perform the same basic function as Remote Desktop implementations (...
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How to stop display from turning off when I disconnect a Screen Sharing client

I have a Mac which I connect to using Screen Sharing to log in and start a video playing. Since upgrading to El Capitan, when I quit the screen sharing client, the screen on the remote machine turns ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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Screen sharing fails to connect

I have chronic problems connecting to my headless Mac Mini using Mac OS X's builtin screen sharing. Usually it works fine, but sometimes it will not connect. It goes like this: I initiate a ...
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Are the changes to Lion's screen sharing documented anywhere publicly?

I am looking for a general technical overview of the changes Lion brought to screen sharing (VNC). Specifically, the server now can differentiate and communicate the difference between dropping in ...
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Using Apple's Screen Sharing, can I redirect gestures and keys for controlling Spaces to the shared machine?

I'm using the built in Screen Sharing tool in El Capitan to control an iMac from a Macbook Pro in full screen mode. Everything works beautifully except that many special keys and gestures are ...
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Share the clipboards automatically when using Apple Screen Sharing?

Is it possible to share the clipboard of my local machine and a remote machine automatically when using OS X's built-in Screen Sharing utility? The whole Edit -> Send Clipboard, Edit -> Get Clipboard ...
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Yosemite Messages Screen Sharing Disabled

I'm trying to screen share on from within the Messages app with another iMessage user. We're both on Yosemite, and we've successfully used Messages's new screen sharing feature many times. One day, we ...
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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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Remotely upgrading to El Capitan broke Screen Sharing

We have a remote Mac Mini acting as a build server that we use Screen Sharing to connect to and remotely manage. Well I recently upgraded this box to El Capitan and now Screen Sharing won't connect ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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Black or displaced screen when screen sharing headless mac mini on macOS 10.12

My config: Mid 2012 Mac mini connected to a projector via HDMI. The projector is typically off and the Mac mostly works headless. This setup has worked for me for a couple of years now. Ever since I ...
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How can I make Back to my Mac Screen Sharing go full screen?

I've got two macs, both with the same monitor. When I use Back to my Mac Screen Sharing from Mac A to Mac B, I see the full screen of Mac B, but it's in a window on Mac A, and the image is scaled a ...
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Can I screen-share with a computer that has no monitor?

Can I screen share with a computer that has no monitor? My computer is OS 10.6.8.
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How to share/broadcast the screen of the iPad to a distant computer?

I want to write on my iPad and that a distant user (in a another city) can see (in live) what I write on my iPad. Is it possible? I might use the app Nebo to write. So I was thinking: is it possible ...
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ScreenSharing as VNC client/viewer doesn't work in Yosemite

I was using built in ScreenSharing app to connect to a VNC server running on a Linux box. After upgrading to Yosemite the ScreenSharing icon on my Dock is a question mark now. Does OS X no longer ...
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How to kill stuck Screen sharing authentication dialogue?

Sometimes when connecting to a screen sharing machine in Finder, the authentication dialogue hangs indefinitely. The only way I've been able to get rid of it is log out. So far I've tried killing a ...
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How to use Screen Sharing if I don't know the remote Mac's IP address

I have the credentials for the Mac, but there is nobody in the room with the machine to check the public IP address. If I know the public IP, I can connect to the mac. Unfortunately the ISP provides ...
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How can I screen share and use Pages?

Via Remote Management (VNC) I am connecting to a virtual display on a Mac running Lion. VNC is working as expected, except Pages '09 documents show up blank. If, however VNC connects to the Mac and ...
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How Do I Disable Remote Management and Enable Screen Sharing?

I am connected to a headless remote Mac Mini. Under Sharing in the System Preferences both Remote Login and Remote Management are checked though Remote Mangement is "grayed out". I would like to ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

When I'm accessing a remote machine with multiple desktops or full screen applications running, via OS X Lion's built-in screen sharing, how do I change desktops/full screen apps on the remote machine?...
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Screen share between OS X and iOS

Anyone knows any application that will allow me to share my OS X Lion screen with an iPhone? I don't care to have it over the Internet, WiFi is sufficient.
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Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...
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How to use Mac OS X “Per-user screen sharing” from a Windows PC?

I am trying to use the "Per-user screen sharing" feature in Mac OS X Lion. This is different from regular screen sharing in that it allows you to log in to your account on the Mac remotely without ...
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What is the fastest connection between two MacBooks

What is the fastest way to connect two MacBooks? In my case I want to connect an MacBook Air (2011) with a Retina MacBookPro and use Screen Sharing. Options I'm thinking of: Thunderbolt/Ethernet and ...
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Skype two way screen sharing

Is it possible to do two-way screen sharing on Skype mac? if I share my screen with someone, the other person is unable to share theirs with me (thought their camera works). Is this a Premium feature? ...
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Keep Mac mini on Wi-Fi (for screen-sharing), but disable internet access… How?

I have a Mac mini, running El Capitan, which I use as a media server. I access/control it and control it via screen-sharing. The Mac Mini has no display attached, so it must remain connected to my Wi-...
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VNC from Windows gives blank login screen

I'm trying to VNC into my MBP running Lion using TightVNC on Win7. Under Screen Sharing I have Allow access for All Users turned on, and Anyone may request permission and VNC viewers may control ...
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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 well does Apple Remote Desktop work over the Internet?

I have a few family members with Macs that I'd like to be able to help if they have questions or get stuck, and I've been looking into various solutions to be able to remotely connect to their ...
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Is there any way to have the Screen Sharing app in Snow Leopard to remember the last connected host?

I'm wondering if there is an easier way. Currently, I launch Screen Sharing app, and a window appears asking for a host to connect to. I'd like it to already have the host field populated with my last ...
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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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High Sierra root vulnerability: how to check if someone logged in remotely?

In macOS High Sierra, where can I find the IP addresses that logged in to my Mac through Screen Sharing or ssh? That would be useful in light of the recently discovered root login vulnerability.
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Make one MacBook Pro use the screen of another MacBook Pro

I have two MacBook Pros: a 2011 17 inch and a 2017 15 inch; both have the latest macOS installed. Does anyone know if it is possible to make the 15" MBP use the 17" MBP as an external monitor?
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Is there an actually secure VNC iOS app for use with OS X Screen Sharing?

All iOS VNC clients I have tried use regular VNC authentication. This is insecure because of the 8 character limit on the password, and so on. Some apps such as RealVNC's VNC Viewer, does have info ...
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How can I log screen sharing access on OS X?

I've got my firewall on (the OS X firewall) and I've got a lot of attempts on screen sharing. Allow AppleVNCServer connecting from 93.78.170.237:2223 uid = 0 proto=6 I want to log successful ...