Questions tagged [screen-sharing]

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

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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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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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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?

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 ...
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Is it possible to use VNC / ScreenShare OS X 10.9 Mavericks OSX Server 3.0.1 Local Network User

Quite simply, is it possible to use VNC (Windows) or ScreenShare (OS X) as a local network user? All users are local network users and when I access the server via Screen Share VNC://LOCAL IP ADDRESS ...
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Screen Sharing on iPhone

Is it possible on the iPhone to share the screen live? In other words I would have an app on the iPhone that would allow a person to see my screen live while they watched via a secure URL. I have ...
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Can I screen share an OS X computer to several viewers over VNC?

I want to give a demo to people remotely. I want them to be able to use any VNC client to view my current Mac desktop. Can I use the built-in screen sharing features to do that? I'm using Mountain ...
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Screen Sharing stopped working after Lion upgrade

Screen Sharing stopped working after I upgraded to Lion. Trying to connect back home to my still yet not upgraded Snow Leopard machine. Logs says PM Screen Sharing: MVS Codec - bad rectangle size -...
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Mac screen sharing only shows the sharing application

I've done my best to search around Google and stackexchange but haven't found anything mentioning what I'm experiencing. We have a (pretty much brand new) Macbook Pro that is expierencing issues with ...
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Locked myself out of Screen Sharing

I changed the settings of my Screen Sharing access to a certain IP address, but I must have typed it in wrong. Now I can't connect. I can ssh in to my server, does anyone know what configuration file ...
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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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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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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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Using Screen Sharing app, all remote Mac screens appear pixellated

I've got a couple of Macs that I regularly screen share to using the build-in Screen Sharing app: A month or two ago, both started looking very pixellated when viewed — text is very difficult to read....
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Is it possible for someone to initiate a screen sharing session while my Mac is asleep?

Today when I got home and awoke my MacBook Air (running OS X 10.11.6) from sleep by lifting up the lid to login into it, I noticed the little Screen Sharing icon in the top-right corner (to the left ...
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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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Why did Screen Sharing suddenly stop working (10.6.8)?

I have a Mac Mini 10.6.8 for which I've used Screen Sharing frequently. This is NOT a headless Mac. A monitor is attached, it is on and it works fine. Sometime this week I connected as I always do (...
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screen sharing stops working

Periodically my screen sharing stops working. When I try to connect nothing happens. telnet 5900 connects but I don't get the normal "RFB 003.889" prompt back. reboot seems to resolve it, but it ...