Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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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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Apple screen/file sharing issue

My parents are getting on in age and live 100 miles from me so I try to fix their mac issues by logging in remotely use Apple Sharing - screen sharing and file sharing, so I turn it on and leave it on ...
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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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problem with high sierra multiple users simultaneously

I'm trying to connect from windows to high sierra with another user on my mac that is working on it's own mac I'm trying to make my mac to have two users to work with it at the same time.I have tried ...
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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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unable to drag and drop files from macOS Mojave to Macbook running Ubuntu 18.04

I'm currently connected from my iMac (macOS Mojave) to my Macbook running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my local network via the Screen Share application; however, I'm unable to drag and drop files from my ...
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Which macOS VNC client can connect to the default Ubuntu VNC server?

A few machines running Ubuntu 18.04 have to be accessed remotely through VNC. On Ubuntu, I can use Remmina Remote Desktop Client to connect to the VNC server. The VNC server on Ubuntu is setup via ...
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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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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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Show “curtain” when Screen Sharing?

EDIT: My request is to know whether or not Screen Sharing supports this feature still in anyway. I'm aware that other solutions do, but am not interested in other solutions for this question. Thanks! ...
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Is it possible to remove Remote Login as an option from System Preferences altogether?

Somebody in my family has recently been trying to spy on my computer, and I was trying to buy them a surprise gift... I keep turning off Remote Login, but they turn it on while I'm not paying ...
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Allowing VNC to control computer under 10.14 (Mojave)

I've seen some topics asking for help (others offering it) re: apps asking for permission to use accesibility functions with regards to VNC in Mojave. RealVNC has a page describing the issue and a fix ...
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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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Can I remotely control an iPhone from a Windows laptop?

Does TeamViewer Quicksupport only let me see her iPhone screen from my Windows laptop? Between computers, TeamViewer lets me control and operate the other computer. This YouTube video and article ...
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Need to show my Mac desktop (no remote control, preferably free) to multiple PC clients

On the PC, I used a free TightVNC server for screeencasting. Students connected to it from the class PCs with a free viewer app and saw my demonstrations in a window, but could not do anything on my ...
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Back to My Mac Only Works One Way

I've got an interesting problem happening. From iMac ➔ MacBookPro Back To My Mac works fine. From MacBookPro ➔ iMac… not so much. Sometimes I can't even get past the connection piece. It just does ...
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Multiseat on Mac OS?

How to make 2 or more users to use the same Mac OS at the same time? As I know for windows there is Aster, for linux there is Xorg. I researched this topic for quite some time and cannot find a ...
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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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Failing to Connect Remote App to AppleTV (4th Gen), While Screen Sharing Works

I don't have access to my proper AppleTV remote to control my AppleTV (4th Gen), but that's no problem because I can use the Remote app on an iPhone and iPad. The Remote app was working fine until ...
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Are there remote administration tools for iPad? Preferably screen sharing

I have an elderly friend who has an iPad and calls every few days with problems. Doing remote tech support over the phone is getting tedious. Is there anything available for iPad that's comparable to ...
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Screen sharing from Mac to Android tablet

I want to use my Android Pixel tablet as a second screen for my Macbook Air, similar to how users of the app Duet use their iPad as a second screen for the Macbook. Is there any free/inexpensive app ...
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How do I know if someone has installed screen sharing on my Mac? [closed]

I think someone might have installed screen sharing on another account on my computer, but I would like to know if my screen is being shared. How would I know?
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What causes “Screen Sharing cannot be opened because of a problem”?

When I attempt to start the Screen Sharing application (/Applications/Screen Sharing.app) on my macOS 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 2017, I get the error "Screen Sharing cannot be started because of a problem". ...
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Simulate shift-tab with Automator/AppleScript?

OSX 10.9.1, Late 2013 MBPr I am trying to make a Automator workflow to connect to another machine on my network. How can I do this with Automator? I have it all set up up to the point where I have to ...
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Screen Sharing icon on login screen

I noticed the Screen Sharing icon when logging in despite it being disabled on my computer. After logging in, it didn't appear in the menu bar. What could be causing it? I tried enabling and ...
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Video out from MacBook to iMac via thunderbolt

I know there is no way to receive a video input from HDMI to most macs, however, I am curious if this could be done over thunderbolt. If so what protocols would be used (RIP target display mode) to "...
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Screen Share by Thunderbolt Cable

I have 1 Macbook Air and 1 Macbook Pro. The problem is Macbook Pro has a broken screen so I need to view it by Screen Sharing app in Macbook Air. I setup Thunderbolt bridge between Macbook Air and ...
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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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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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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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Start screensaver/ lock screen on screen sharing disconnect

Is there a way with an AppleScript or shell script to start the screensaver when you disconnect from a screen sharing session? For example, I connect via screen sharing from Mac A to Mac B. When I ...
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How to ssh and remotely manage GUIs on my iMac with Remote Login/Management?

I am having trouble being able to fully control my computer remotely. By fully, I mean being able to {manage files, access the terminal, access GUI, login} all while not allowing a local user to take ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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How can I use a single monitor when connecting to a multi monitor machine using Screen Sharing, VNC or RDP?

I have a mac desktop and laptop at work, and I keep the desktop up to date with tools, code, etc, so it's my main machine. When I'm working from home, I like to connect to my desktop since it's all ...
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Can't get Alt (Option) key to work while remote controlling a Mac from Windows with VNC

The setup: I'm using Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 with a international keyboard, US keyboard, Windows keyboard, PC keyboard with VNC client TighVNC, RealVNC, UltraVNC to remote control a iMac, Mac mini, ...
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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

UPDATE: I figured out in part what is happening, but not why or how to change this behavior. When at the computer itself, Finder only activates the screen you are on when you click on the desktop(...
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How to use MacOS Screen Sharing to access second account on same machine [duplicate]

I have two user accounts, personal and work. I used to have two machines, a desktop and a laptop. Laptop had personal account, and I would use the work desktop with Screen Sharing to have both ...
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How can I prevent stuck keys when VNC into OS X El Capitan loses focus?

tl;dr: I'd like to avoid OS X thinking the [Command] key is being held down when I [Alt][Tab] away from a Windows TightVNC session, or at least get the [Command] key to auto-release after a period of ...
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Mac OS X Recovery Mode - Headless Access?

I have a Macbook Pro, which unfortunately the screen has died on. External displays do not work either. I can normally ssh and screenshare into the mac fine, but now need to repair the internal HD. ...
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Why do certain command key combinations not make it to remote screen sharing server?

Using MacOS 10.10.5 on a recent Macbook Air, I'm trying to use X-windows emacs on a remote Linux server via vnc. I have the Mac command key configured as the emacs 'Meta' key, and it works fine for ...
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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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Share iPhone screen for MacBook wirelessly?

Is it possible to share the screen of my iPhone on my MacBook wirelessly?
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Install High Sierra using Screen Sharing

I have a headless Mac mini that currently runs macOS Sierra. I typically control this machine using Screen Sharing, which works fine even when rebooting a machine. I'd like to upgrade the machine to ...
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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...
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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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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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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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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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Screen Sharing over internet on OS X Lion - cannot control remote machine

I'm trying to connect remotely to a family member's new MacBook Air from my own iMac. Both machines are running OS X Lion. I can connect to the files on the remote machine and I can see the screen of ...
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Does macOS Sierra support multiple users simultaneously connecting to the same machine using screensharing?

Apparently this was possible with Yosemite, but I've never actually seen it in action, and I don't know if it has gone the way of Target Display and other cool features they've thrown away.