Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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Sharing screen snippets from Windows 10 to iPad 7

Is there a good way to share screen snippets taken with Windows⇧ ShiftS to an iPad? Window's cloud clipboard requires Microsoft launcher.
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Connect another mac as secondary display

I have two macbooks: MacBook Pro 2012 MacBook Pro 2017 with touchbar Recently I've got an idea to use 2012 as a secondary display. I don't completely understand whether it's possible or not, the ...
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Can't copy/paste to/from MacOS in a VNC session [closed]

Server: I have enabled Screen sharing on my mac Client: I use Remmina on my linux box Problem: My connection establishes no problem, but when I copy something in the mac, I can't paste it into my ...
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How do I reset Screen Recording permission on macOS Catalina?

I'm using macOS Catalina and I want to use screen sharing in Slack. But when the permission prompt came up I accidentally clicked Deny because it was the default option. Now I can't get the prompt to ...
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Why is Google Chrome not seen in the Screen Recording Options in Security and Privacy settings

I recently upgraded to Catalina(which I regret now). I have been facing lot of weird issues after upgrading one of which being not able to share the screen on Google Hangout Meet. I followed a few of ...
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iPad screen mirroring does not work with Mac Book Pro

I'm trying to screen mirror iPad to Macbook Pro, but it does not respond other than showing a waiting cursor. Here is what I did. I connected the two devices by the iPad charging cable and connected ...
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Show Keynote presenter view but share only slides via Zoom?

Back when I was in the office, I'd connect my MacBook Pro to a conference room's large display via HDMI cable and, using Keynote, show only the slides on the large display, but the presenter view (...
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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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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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Apple Remote Desktop, Screen Sharing, and VNC: shift key halts keyboard input

Pressing the shift key in the Screen Sharing app completely stops keyboard input. That is, when I tap (for e.g.) the h key repeatedly, everything is normal until I press any shift key: hhhhhh ^ ^--...
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How to take a screenshot when you are using screen sharing

I am accessing a mac using screen sharing. If I try to take a screenshot of a window using the built-in screenshot tool, I find that the screenshot consists of white background with shadow border as ...
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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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Connecting to remote MAC via SSH tunnelling over VPN

From my laptop, I am trying to open remote desktop in server2: This is how it looks like: my-mac-laptop -> vpn. ---> server1(redhat) -> server2(mac-server) <-...
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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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What are the default settings for “Remote Management” under Sharing System Preference pane in macOS?

I accidentally toggled the System Preferences → Sharing → Remote Management setting to Only these users:, and, now when I try to toggle it back to All users:, it asks what privileges to enable. But I ...
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VNC access using builtin macOS 'Screen Sharing' function - Keyboard issues

I configured the builtin macOS Screen Sharing and I can remote connect using realVNC viewer. However the keyboard layout is wrong (despite being the same on both remote computer and the one using the ...
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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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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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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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Any diagnostic ideas for why Screen Share partially connects? (FaceTime, Messages, it works with other people)

The Problem The scenario is a familiar one, I'm able to FaceTime and Message with someone, but we can't seem to share screens. Here's the details that make it interesting: Symptoms If I initiate ...
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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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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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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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How do I Reauthorize Screen Sharing for Quicktime?

At some point, I must have denied Quicktime access to screen sharing. Now that I want to record a Screen Recording, I need to grant it permission again however, when I go to System Preferences to do ...
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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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Unable to access external drives over the network - original item can't be found

From my new macbook pro I can connect to my iMac over the local network and access files on the iMac's internal disk. I can share the screen on the iMac and view all of the connected external storage ...
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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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Screen Sharing with Multiple Monitors

I'm connecting to a work VPN through cisco anyconnect and remoting into my work computer via Mac's native Screen Sharing. My work computer (iMac 2019) AND home computer (macbook pro 2014) both have ...
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iMessage screen sharing is greyed out

Why is the iMessage screen sharing option not available? What causes it to be greyed out? (see screenshot, green arrow)
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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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Is there a log somewhere that will show when I have done screensharing?

Over the past week, I have been doing a lot of remote access using the Screen Sharing.app. Is there a place that logs when I have used it and for how long? I've looked in the Console.app but haven't ...
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Artifacts from notification fade-in/out windows when using VNC/Screen-Sharing

I'm using Finder's "Connect to Server" with a "vnc://..." address to access a desktop remotely, from one Mac to another (both running the latest Catalina), and have always had an issue with ...
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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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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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How does a Mac's Screen Sharing service work?

What components does it have and how do they work? What protocols are supported? What I only know of is it is compatible with VNC (as a client and as a host). I'm interested in knowing more technical ...
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Best way to connect Remote Mac with audio from Mac or PC

I am in a need of a solution, where I can remotely connect from my PC/Mac to remote Mac Pro or Mac mini with audio coming from it. I will be using VPN to access Remote Mac, so I couldn't get Airfoil ...
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Does disabling “restart and shut down” under the remote management options do nothing?

I've got a Mac running Mojave and under the System Preferences > Sharing > Remote Management I've checked "Allow access for: only these users". I've added the account name of my remote user and under "...
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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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Is my screen being shared?! With whom?

For the last few days I've been getting a message on my lock screen Unlocking with Apple Watch is not available while your screen is being shared A tad worrisome but I sort of disregarded and ...
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Apple watch stopped unlocking due to Chrome Remote Desktop's screen sharing

I think I found the culprit - Chrome Remote Desktop - but is there a way to fix it? Even though it's not actively running (i.e. a remote connection), I get this on the lock screen: With the little ...
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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...
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remote connection and graphic problem

I need to be able to remote control many headless (without monitor) macs. All the macs are on different locations, on different networks and with different router settings. These are the informations ...
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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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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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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 do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete when connected from the Screen Sharing app to a Windows computer?

When using Apple's Screen Sharing application to connect to a Windows computer that is running VNC, how do I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the Windows computer? I've tried a number of key sequences and ...
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Is there a free alternative to copilot that doesn't require the helpee to do anything ever

I want to set up my Grandfather's mac (running lion) so that it's got a vnc server always running that I can connect to anytime without any input from him. The point is to try to circumvent the hour ...
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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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