Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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Screen sharing stopped working after 10.10.2 update

Screen sharing between my iMac and my Mac Mini stopped working after I applied the 10.10.2 update. I'm trying to access the Mac Mini from the iMac. I get the standard error message advising that I ...
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Remote Ubuntu Screen sharing from Mac

I want to connect to an Ubuntu machine from MAC far far away! I have the application Remoter that works like a charm for ssh and connecting to other Mac. However I don't know how to connect to an ...
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Screen capture software that streams to Apple TV?

Is there any application that can stream content of a screen, or application window to Apple TV? I would like something that works in similar fashion as AirFoil, but for captured screen content ...
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remote connection and graphic problem

I need to be able to remote control many headless (without monitor) macs. All the macs are on different locations, on different networks and with different router settings. These are the informations ...
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Will screen sharing work across different ISPs and over the Internet?

I’m just beginning to learn the use of screen sharing between two Macs. Today I’ve successfully implemented it with two different computers on my desktop, using the "Sharing" section in System ...
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How to connect iPhone 3GS to a computer monitor without jailbreak?

I have to do a presentation where I want to demo some apps on an iPhone 3GS. Is there a way to mirror the iPhone screen on a computer screen without jailbreaking?
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Skype for business's share my screen shows only skype screen and desktop background

Whenever I share my screen using Skype for business(SFB), only SFB's window and mac background image is visible nothing else. Is it a bug from SFB or Catalina ? Anyways to resolve this bug ? P.S ...
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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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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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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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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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Sharing screen with Messages.app on Mountain Lion

Both computers are running OS X 10.8.4 When trying to initiate the screen sharing feature, the other computer gets the request, then clicks "Accept" but thats as far as we get. Then we see this: I ...
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Ideal Screen Sharing Conditions

I realise what I am about to ask could be considered impossible to answer but maybe a discussion might be helpful to other people. I am trying to use Screen Sharing (OS X 10.7.5) to control a Windows ...
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Screen Sharing on iOS devices

Can I share the screen of one iOS device with another iOS device from app? Is it possible to implement above functionality using iOS SDK? Does Apple allow this type of app? If anyone know about this, ...
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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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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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Connect to Ubuntu machine on local network using Screen Sharing, screen doesn't update

I'm trying to connect to my Ubuntu desktop from my Mac laptop (10.6.6). The linux machine shows up fine in my network list, and when I connect to it, Screen Sharing prompts me for a password (which is ...
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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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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 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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Screen sharing turned off, but appears as “enabled”

I used this command to disable screen sharing: sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.screensharing.plist But when I try to confirm if it's disabled using the following, I ...
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How to share Single Mac OS X Application for remote desktop

Scenario: I have a Mac mini which is always on always connected to internet. I want to share Single application (let's say XCode). By sharing means remotely use it via remote desktop on Windows. It ...
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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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Screen sharing in OSX El Capitan

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and a 2013 Mac Mini, both running El Capitan with all latest updates. The Mac Mini is "headless" as I use it as a media server. I connect to the Mini from the MBP using the ...
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Display problems in El Capitan on screen sharing

I have recently updated the OS in an old Mac Pro to El Capitan. Since then I have severe display problems. I must add that I access the system via screen sharing. The fonts are horribly blurred in ...
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Screen sharing - Remote screen off turns main display off

I run El Capitan + Server on a mac mini that is plugged on a TV via HDMI and to which I access via Screen Sharing. Recently (since the El Capitan upgrade?), when the remote computer goes to sleep or ...
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Apple Screen Sharing = VNC/RDP?

Is Apple Screen Sharing just an implementation of VNC/RDP or similar protocols? If so, then which?
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Screen Sharing not working for non-admin local accounts on Yosemite Server

Question says it all. Current versions of Yosemite (10.10.3) and Server (4.1). Under Server > Settings Enable screen sharing and remote management checked. Under Server > Access Admin and ...
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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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VNC connection to Mavericks Screen Sharing drops WiFi connection

Whenever I try to connect to Screen Sharing on my 2012 Air from my Linux desktop, the Air's WiFi connection drops. I suspect this has something to do with Screen Sharing trying to present a login ...
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vnc server on osx

I am running OSX lion on a 11" MBP and I want to connect to it remotely from a PC. Any suggestions for a good VNC server program? I have tried the OSX screen sharing function and also vine. They both ...
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Is it possible to block a specific IP from attempting to connect to screen sharing?

I have noticed for some time that the shared screen icon flickers on and off on my menubar every couple of minutes (MacBook Pro, MAC OS X 10.8.4). I thought it was a glitch or a bug. I've checked the ...
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Cannot Share Screen with MBA which is behind Airport Extreme

I'm trying to connect from iMac mid 2010 (10.8.3) to my MBA 2011 (10.8.3) using the Share Screen button in Finder. I'm able to connect, but unfortunately the connection is closed in a minute and it's ...
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Web-based screensharing applications that works with MacOS 10.5 Leopard?

Using MacOS 10.5 Leopard, I want to be able to share my screen with others during a meeting so the people I'm talking to can easily see my screen through a web browser. A free solution would be ...
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Can I link a new Macbook to an old Macbook?

I just got a Macbook Pro Retina 15". It is sweet. My old Macbook Pro, which I got in like 2007, can't run anything higher than OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My new Macbook runs 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). ...
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OSX bluetooth private network between 2 macs

Does anyone know how to create a private network over bluetooth that a couple of macs could use for screen sharing? Our wifi router doesn't seem to like screen sharing (kicks us off after a few ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 "...