Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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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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While using Screen Sharing, a double click to the remote Mac acts like a single click

I'm using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a headless Mac mini from an iMac. Things mostly work, except when I try to double click anything on the Mac mini, it acts like a single click. I've tried ...
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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 to enable VNC options through Remote Management

I'm looking for a way to script the Remote Management section in Sharing System Preferences. What I'm trying accomplish is to script the Computers Settings button and everything inside it. So far I ...
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Screen share app goes black when turning scaling on

When I turn scaling on for Screen Share the window just goes black. If I turn scaling off it stays black. I have to disconnect and reconnect to get the screen back, but then scaling is turned off ...
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Is there a Terminal command to verify macOS screensharing?

Is there a terminal command to determine if a screensharing session from a remote machine is not just initiated but also actively being viewed? Details: I have a background (Perl) process running on ...
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Screen Sharing app hangs on “Connecting…”

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014, running OS 10.12.1) and a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008, running OS 10.11.6) connected to the same home WiFi network. I am trying to use the Screen ...
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“Control mode” when using Screen Sharing to connect to a linux host via ssh tunnel?

For years, I've been able to ssh into a linux host and then (using an ssh option like ‑L5902:127.0.0.1:7898) tunnel a VNC connection from my mac; I've also similarly tunneled VNC connections to ...
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Screen Sharing keyboard issues

I regularly operate a Mac Mini (10.9.2) from my 13" MacBook (10.6.8) and edit audio and video using Audacity and iMovie. I just got a new(er) 13" MacBook Pro (10.11.3) and am trying to do the same ...
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Screensharing keeps being turned on! How can I make sure it stays off?

I recently noticed that somehow sharing had screensharing enabled in privacy setting... I saw that it was accessible from my network and via VNC. Ok to this point I had a friend try setting up a ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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Can Teleport be set up to be automated?

I've got two Macs, and I only use one keyboard and mouse thanks to Teleport. The problem is that I have to activate it every time I turn my computer on. Would it be possible to do it automatically?
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Unable to to use screen sharing to connect to OS X Lion Server, but SSH and other admin tools work

My mac mini with OS X Lion Server 10.7.4 is running headless in a data center so its not physically accessible. As administrator, I can connect to the server using SSH and other administration tools, ...
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Can't use “Back to My Mac” screen sharing using iCloud ID in Lion

Screensharing is broken for me in Lion. In Snow Leopard I connected using mobileme for verification. However since upgrading my machines to Lion and my mobileme ID to iCloud, I'm unable to screenshare ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Start headless screen sharing session via local command

I have a mac mini with users X and Y. The mac mini auto-logins to user X on startup. I often use that mac mini via screen sharing for user Y. Is it possible to run a command on that mac mini, so that ...
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Cannot sign in to Mac with VNC

I recently set a VNC Server on my Mac. It is always running and I have created the rules on my router for the port forwarding (5900). When I am at home, and I connect to my Mac using its local IP ...
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Disable screensaver when connected via Screen Sharing?

I have my mac set to show a screensaver, but every now and then when I'm working away from home I'll connect to it using Screen Sharing from and leave it connected. If the screensaver starts running ...
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How to share screen without login

I have three Macs on my LAN. Call them Mini, Ret, and Flat. All three have a user named 'chap', who's an Admin. Mini and Ret are running the most current version of MacOS 10.13, and Flat is running ...
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Text cursor (I-beam) in screen sharing is too large

I have an issue where the mouse cursor(I-beam) on my Mac (High Sierra) is extra large. The large size only appears when viewing this Mac via Screen Sharing - the client Mac I'm on shows the correct ...
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why can't I use macOS's builtin screen sharing to connect to a Windows machine running realvnc server

Can somebody please explain why I cannot use macOS's builtin screen sharing app to connect to Windows machines running the RealVNC server? I can only connect to them using the RealVNC viewer.
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Is there any way to optimize the macOS Sierra Screen Share application when accessing a LINUX VNC?

Is there any way to optimize the macOS Sierra Screen Share application for a LINUX VNC? It's so much slower when compared to a connection from an iMac to another MacBook.
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Enterprise VNC client?

I'm a little new to Enterprise Mac management but have 10 years experience as a Mac tech. I am in charge of deployment of 3k + macs for a LARGE international corporation. We are using Casper Suite. ...
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Connect to a projector from MBP via network

Is it possible to connect to a regular projector via network to present the screen? I have a Windows machine, and it quite simply can be done there. I just enter the IP address of the projector and ...
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How to enable hidpi pixel scaling in mac Screen Sharing app?

I'm using my mac's Screen Sharing app to connect to VNC (vino) on a linux mint box. The linux mint box has HiDPI (sort of like retina) pixel doubling enabled. The problem is the shared screen is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...