Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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How can I log screen sharing access on OS X?

I've got my firewall on (the OS X firewall) and I've got a lot of attempts on screen sharing. Allow AppleVNCServer connecting from 93.78.170.237:2223 uid = 0 proto=6 I want to log successful ...
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Using Mojave, what's the easiest way to access my own computer remotely?

Using Mojave, 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 generated from ...
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Can I invite to share my screen with iOS user?

I have noticed Messages App in macOS has the option to share screen, I was just wondering if could use this to share my mac screen with user watching this on iPad/iPhone? I have tried this, within ...
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Remotely turn on screen sharing

I recently tried to turn on Internet Sharing for my mac mini, and accidently hit 'Remote Management' which turns off screen sharing! I have no peripherals - not even a display, but I do have a lot of ...
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View desktop of *very remote* Ubuntu box from my MacBook Pro

So, I’ve searched for literally hours on this subject. Seen various solutions. But practically all of them are for people who want to see their Ubuntu desktop on their Mac, with both machines on the ...
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How to configure Mac screen sharing to ONLY listen on localhost?

I'm tunneling through ssh, so I would prefer screen sharing to only listen on local host for additional security. Is there a configure file I can edit to specify that ?
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Force Quit Connecting Screen Share

This has happened to me a couple of times now. I try to connect to a computer using screen share and for some reason the computer doesn't answer. I'm not worried about that though. The issue I'm ...
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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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Can OS X be remotely accessed using the GUI but securely to hide what is displayed locally?

The remote screen sharing feature of OS X is extremely convenient. I can access my office machine from home when I need some software that can only be installed on on-campus computers. However, I ...
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Unable to share screen over iChat

I've been trying to set up iChat screen sharing between an iBook G4 and my MacBook (both running the latest Leopard) for some time now without success. iChat has been configured on both computers with ...
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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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Skewed Log In Screen When Screen Sharing

Trying to use a Mac Pro as a headless media server. Worked just fine when I had a monitor or TV hooked up to it, but now that I've tried to remove a monitor and use it headless, I get a skewed log-in ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts during iChat Screen Sharing

Switching Screens I was just on an iChat-initiated Screen Sharing session with a friend, and had a really rough time telling him to get off the mouse so I can click back to my computer in order to ...
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Hide all notifications when screen sharing

I'd like to never show ANY notifications if I'm currently screen sharing to prevent those awkward moments where I forget to disable them manually and run the risk of someone IM'ing me something ...
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RDP / Share screen bigger than actual size?

I am able to share my screen on my macbook pro from my iMac, however, I can only access the screen at the same size as it is on the laptop. Is there a way (like RDP on Windows) to be able to remotely ...
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general (...
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How do you stop screen sharing in Mac OS?

I want to know how to stop screen sharing in Mac OS, once I've enabled it by clicking "share screen" in the dialogue that pops up. I don't want to disable screen sharing, since I'd still like to ...
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Screen sharing - can you prevent the attached screen from turning on?

I have a machine at work that I sometimes like to connect to using screen sharing, but I don't want anyone else in the office to be able to see what I'm doing. I also don't want to give them access ...
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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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Sharing GUI windows between Macs

I have two macs on the same local network. What I want to do is to ssh into one mac from the other and open GUI windows. I do not want to share the whole screen, just windows I open from the terminal. ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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OS X 10.9 Screen Sharing: disable file transfer

On OS X 10.7 or newer (10.8, 10.9) simply drag'n'drop files between your desktop and remote desktop to transfer the files between computers How can I disable this? I have made restricted account ...
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My MacBook no longer connects to my iMac via screen sharing

I have an iMac and a MacBook running Snow Leopard. I used to connect from my MacBook to my iMac regularly with screen sharing. Has worked great for over a year. I recently got my hard drive in my ...
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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 are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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Does Facetime on Mountain Lion allow you to share your screen?

I am trying to figure out a way to share my screen with someone else. I wanted to see if Facetime had that feature or if there is another recommendation for screen sharing on Mountain Lion.
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Is It Possible To Use Desktop Mac Apps On An iPad?

Wouldn't it be cool, if you could somehow use the desktop software running on your Mac on your iPad !!! Is this possible ?
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Disable Screen sharing via the command line in mountain lion

I want to be able to enable and disable screen sharing from the command line rather than through System Preferences. This is on 10.8.3 To enable screen sharing, I find I only need to change a ...
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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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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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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.
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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Screen Sharing in El Capitan – Gone?

When I upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan, I got a warning about Apple’s Screen Sharing.app being not supported. Sure enough, an alias to the app was moved to a folder named "Incompatible Software"...
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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

I can't find any app which mirrors my iPad's screen to my Windows computer screen. Since iDisplay has been removed from the App Store I have no other ideas. Any recomendations (up to $15) for a ...
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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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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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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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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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Screen sharing with absolutely no chance of control?

I'd like to give a presentation to other people who happen to be in the same room. I'll be running various programs and would like my screen to be visible as I work. Instead of a projector, I am ...
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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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Share screen on Mac/iPhone without having Apple TV

I am gonna to have a telephone with my customer to present our first milestone of one app we are building for customer (I am a PO). I have to call him by telephone and I want to share my iphone screen ...
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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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Logging in automatically without removing the password

Is there any way to have OSX log in automatically in a certain account when starting up, without asking for the password, while preventing remote (or even local network) connections without password? ...
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I can't 'Screen Share' on my MBP with OS X Yosemite

Specs: Macbook Pro Mid 2012 OS X 10.10.4 I'm not able to Share my screen with my friends. I want to connect with my friend's Macbook (which is not in my network, different city) for troubleshooting ...
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Screen sharing with windows 8.1 - observe windows screen on mac

Here are already some questions about how to connect to mac's screen from windows, like: screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the windows ...
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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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How can I access the remote clipboard when Screen Sharing into a Linux system

I am using Screen Sharing to do vnc to my work computer running Linux, however the Edit -> Cut,Copy, Paste,Delete commands are all greyed out. Is there some way to enable these options ? On a ...
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Access Mac mini remotely (Screen Sharing + File System)

I have a Mac Mini connected to a Time Capsule (connected to a DSL modem, getting a new external IP address every 24 hours). Any recommendation on how to access the Mac mini remotely (both file system ...
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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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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 ...