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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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