Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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How can I software disable a display?

I have a mac mini with two monitors but I often access it remotely over VNC. Screen Sharing (and other vnc clients) allow me to select a single display (or view both at once), but neither work well ...
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Security Update 2020-004: Apple Remote Desktop and Screen Sharing Not Working? Anyone else noticed?

I just installed the security update on a remote computer and can no longer access that computer via Apple Remote Desktop or Screen Sharing? Luckily I had Teamviewer as a backup... Anyone else notice/...
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Is there a Windows VNC app that can ask a Mac user (via apple id) to share their screen?

On macOS UserA can ask UserB to share their screen simply by entering UserB's Apple ID into a "New Connection" window in the macOS Screen Sharing app. Then, by some magic, Apple delivers the ...
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Highlighting touches/gestures on an iPad

I use a note taking app (BlankBook) to draw diagrams on my iPad while talking to people on Zoom. It works very well, but sometimes I want to point to something on the screen. What I would like is for ...
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Whats the best desktop share/vnc for local network?

I have two Macs on the same network, I want to control one of them headless from the other. I have tried the built-in remote management but it is so slow it is un-usable. The connection between them ...
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Share part of monitor in screen sharing apps

I have a Ultrawide monitor (21:9 aspect ratio 3440x1440px) and my colleagues find it annoying that when I share my screen on Zoom, Slack, Google Meet etc. it will get zoomed out so the wide aspect ...
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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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How to bypass password prompt with vnc connection from terminal

Previously, screen sharing to Catalina (10.15.7) from Big Sur (11.1) using terminal: open vnc://[user]:[password]@[host].local would open a screen sharing session without having to enter a password. ...
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how remove Apple support screen sharing software

I contacted the Apple support team and the technician asked me to install a software on my macbook so as to share my screen with him. I granted "record screen" permission to this software. A ...
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Apple TV Screen Mirroring not working from iPad

Every time I select Screen Mirroring from the Control Center and select my Apple TV from the list, it shows that the screen is being mirrored to my TV (there is a checkmark next to the name of 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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Screen recording not working on iPadOS 13?

I’ve been trying to get screen recording to work on my iPad Pro 9.7 for a while, but it seems to be greyed out. I know it isn’t restricted, as I have checked multiple times, and AirPlay mirroring ...
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Big Sur screen sharing constantly locking desktop

I recently upgraded my two Macs to Big Sur and use the first mac (mac1) to connect to the other via screen sharing (mac2) Since upgrading, mac2 (the one that is sharing its screen) continuously locks ...
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Automatically accept Screen Sharing invitations?

I use Messages' Ask to Share Screen feature all the time to remotely debug problems on my contacts' Macs. It's a very easy way to initiate a Screen Sharing session, does not require port forwarding, ...
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Upgraded MBP to Big Sur, now High Sierra Mini Screen Sharin cannot find it

Background: Began working from home because pandemic. I have a 2014 Mini stuck at High Sierra as a main desktop at home. I brought home a MBP on High Sierra that sits on a shelf behind me, and I share ...
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Mirror iPad Pro screen to my Windows 10 PC via USB

I need to mirror my iPad screen to my windows 10 computer without wifi (via USB). Is there a modern software solution that does not involve very low framerate or high latency ?
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How do I disallow screen sharing for Messages?

Apple's Messages app is not listed among the apps in Security settings for Screen Recording. This would be the normal place for most apps to disallow screen sharing, but the absence of Messages from ...
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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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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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Upgraded to Big Sur, and now screen sharing doesn't work even though I granted app permissions

I recently upgraded to the Big Sur OS. Previously I was able to share my screen when using Slack, MS Teams, Zoom, and so on. After the upgrade, I was prompted that I needed to explicitly give screen ...
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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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Crop screen share to TV?

I have some VR goggles that use the iPhone (7) as their screen. Basically, you download the VR app, put your phone in the goggles, and play. I want a way for my friends to see what I'm doing, so I use ...
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Apple Remote Desktop help?

I have an issue with Apple Remote Desktop and am posting here as a last resort. About 10 hours spent trying to find a solution. Looking for those with more information on the matter. Errors occurring: ...
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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't I share my screen with Microsoft Teams on Catalina, but I can on BigSur?

I am unable to share my screen using Teams on my MacBookPro running Catalina with an external monitor. I have successfully shared a Powerpoint presentation through Teams, and on my other computer ...
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Screen Share requires confirmation on the same Apple ID

When I try to connect to my Mac Pro from my MacBook Pro (both running Catalina) via Screen Share I’m prompted to accept the request to screen share. Once I do screen share works correctly. My issue is ...
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Sharing only one workspace in remote meetings

We use bluejeans & zoom at work. I often have different tabs and don't like closing everything. I'd prefer to open a new workspace for meetings and then be able to shift back and forth but let ...
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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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Can I use 2010 iMac as second screen with 2020 MacBook Pro as source? [duplicate]

Recently upgraded to 2020 MacBook Pro running Catalina. I no longer seem to be able to use 2010 iMac as second screen. (I was connecting with a Thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable. then pressing Command +...
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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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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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How can I rename the servers names found in Screen Sharing “Open Recent…” menu?

I connect to a handful of macs via Screen Sharing. After connecting for the first time, the name and port are remembered by the app and are displayed at the "Open Recent..." menu. While this ...
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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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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac? [duplicate]

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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List of apps for “Screen Recording” permission on Catalina is empty

After the Catalina upgrade I lost the screen sharing capabilities in all the apps that I used for screen sharing: MS Teams, Zoom, Lifesize, etc. I'm familiar with the general procedure outlined in ...
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What's the easiest way to remotely access my own computer?

Without Back to My Mac, what's the best way to access my own computer remotely? Apple's Screen Sharing app requires confirmation from the host. Chrome Remote Desktop also requires a token to be ...
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Log in to a monitor-less Mac over the network

Is it possible to share the screen OR remotely ssh login to a Mac that has no user logged in, i.e. it's sitting on the login screen after power-on/restart? The Mac in question uses macOS 10.15.6(ish). ...
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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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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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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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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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