Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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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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Why the weird lag in Screen Sharing app when using the LG Ultrafine 5K monitor?

Hardware: Late 2016 MacBook Pro w/ TouchBar LG Ultrafine 5K display Setup: Screen Sharing app connected to remote instance in the cloud Problem: Very slow response to keystrokes. There is no ...
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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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Screen Share connects to wrong device

I have a Mac mini (Mac mini 2) set up in New York which I can connect to just fine via the Share Screen... button on Finder. However, when I try to connect to my other Mac mini in Miami (Mac mini 3), ...
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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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VNC Server for non-Jailbroken iPhone/iPad

I'm looking for a VNC server for my iPhone/iPad that (assuming I know the IP address) I can connect directly to using a VNC client. To summarize the features I'm looking for: Non-hosted, i.e. no ...
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screen sharing turns on remote monitor [duplicate]

When I connect to my work computer with screen sharing, the work computer's screen turns on and shows what im doing. I lock the work machine and turn off its display. Is there a way to prevent the ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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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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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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Multiple Displays and Screen Sharing

My iMac has two non-matching displays. When I connect from my iPad using iTeleport, only one of the displays is visible. Is there some way to configure Screen Sharing so that both displays will be ...
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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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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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How can I screen share/VNC to a Linux system (Ubuntu 16.04) from my MAC (10.11)?

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac. Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu version: 16.04.5 LTS. I have my Mac configured to accept VNC ...
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Will updating OS X Server over VNC kill my VNC connection?

I have a Mac Mini sitting in a remote location (another country). To administer it, I use the screen sharing application. There is an update for Server, which I would like to install. However, when ...
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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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opening two remote screen sharing on the same client

I have a macbook and I connect to my linux accounts with screen sharing. I would like to connect to two different linux accounts from the same client (my macbook) at the same time, using two different ...
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External monitor over the air with Macbook

I have purchased a second-hand MacBook (13 inch, white) which is quite cool. Now i want to connect it to my external monitor and i have got a Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable from a friend of mine: However, ...
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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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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LDAP user VNC screen sharing suddenly broke. Other LDAP users work, local admin works

I have a Mac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6) with a local admin user, a local non-admin user, and many LDAP users. One of the LDAP users can't login via VNC anymore, but can login via SSH. The affected user ...
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Can I keep the Screen Sharing app from showing the menu bar?

I need to use Mac OS X's screen sharing app a lot to access a remote system (also using Mac OS X). I'm new to Macs and I keep having the following problem: If I leave my mouse cursor within roughly a ...
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Screen saver on remote desktop

My osx box is connected to my TV via HDMI. I use "Share Screen" to login to the box and play a netflix video. I must have installed an update or something because suddenly, when I close the "Share ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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OS X remote sharing without needing to install an app on the client

My clients have OS X (as I do) but have trouble installing the GoToMyPC app, and indeed, any apps — TeamViewer requires that the client install their app, too. Is there a remote management/screen ...
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In Screen Sharing, how do I stop the local Mac from grabbing Mission Control keyboard shortcuts meant for the remote Mac? [duplicate]

I have two Macs, each with ^-1 through ^-4 configured to switch between Mission Control desktops in Keyboard/Shortcuts. When I use Screen Sharing, these shortcuts always go to the local Mac, never 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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Can I have Screen Sharing use something like ssh-keygen, so I don't have to type my password every time?

I can use ssh-keygen to set up accounts on my two Macs so when I type "ssh me@my-other-mac" from here, it doesn't need me to type my password again every time I connect. Is there a way to set up ...