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macOS networking brutally slow using VNC or Apple Remote Desktop

I am providing my solution here to hopefully help others who are still struggling or who have given up. The problem is not ARD or VNC per see. But the default configuration of the macOS TCP stack. At ...
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Can you have a second "virtual" screen when remoted into your Mac, like you can with Windows RDP?

Yes, you can - but it requires a bit of third party kit. Hardware Solution If you add a "dummy HDMI dongle", macOS will think you have an extra display - and that will be accessible when ...
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Advice to use a Mac Mini without display, but using an iPad (sidecar / screen sharing / remote desktop?)

What you want to do is entirely possible (in fact, it's pretty close to what I do). There are a few things to be aware of. For initial set up you will need to connect your MacMini to a monitor, ...
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Can i apple remote desktop to a windows 10 machine?

While I do not know, if Apple Remote Desktop can be used to control a Windows 10 machine on the same LAN, I can suggest you use the following application instead. Microsoft provides the "...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for VNC?

Open a VNC session to your Raspberry Pi (e.g. Safari or run open vnc://<host>:<port>). Grab the small icon to the left of the host name with your pointer Drag and drop the icon to the ...
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Are Apple Remote Desktop connections encrypted?

Yes. From Apple's Tech Specifications page on Apple Remote Desktop: Encrypt all communications between Apple Remote Desktop and client computers with 128-bit AES encryption, or disable ...
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ARD hangs on launch

One issue I have noted that causes a hang on launch of the Apple Remote Desktop admin app is when the ARDAgent process can't be reached. Killing the ARDAgent process fixes the hang-on-launch. Here ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

To clarify @mindmischief answer, here are the steps to set it up: (optional) Create a new user (e.g. vnc) in Preferences/Users with the password. In Preferences/Sharing, enabled Screen Sharing and ...
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Best way to connect Remote Mac with audio from Mac or PC

This will be helpful for everyone if you are looking for something for paid solutions. I have found a very nice tool named SplashTop. https://www.splashtop.com/business Why transmitting audio is ...
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How can I get the list of allowed users for Remote Management via Terminal?

@k3vmo in Tony's post. Reading naprivs as shown in the command suggested by Tony (dscl . -list /Users dsAttrTypeNative:naprivs) does work on Sierra. The Sharing preference "Remote Login" is ...
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Enable remote management remotely on a mac

ssh adminusername@ip_address sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -activate
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How to ssh and remotely manage GUIs on my iMac with Remote Login/Management?

Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) has a Curtains mode that blocks the local user from seeing what's happening on the screen. It may meet your needs.https://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/remoteassistance.html
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How do I add a folder to the Library using a UNIX command?

It sure is! mkdir '/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/whatever' Replace 'username' and 'whatever' appropriately, of course. Also, note that if anything in the path contains single ...
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How do I add a folder to the Library using a UNIX command?

The command to create a folder is: mkdir "/Users/myuser/Library/Application Support/Google/MyFolder" (you'll need to substitute your own folder name ofcourse)
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Run Macbook inside of Windows application

You won't get closed clamshell mode unless you connect a display and power, but that's how I run many portable Mac so they do work well in that mode even if it's not what you look for specifically. ...
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Automating Logging Into OS X After System Restart

macOS has an automated login feature. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu (), then click Users & Groups. Click the lock , then enter account password. If you aren't logged in as an ...
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Creating a second background session with Apple Remote Desktop

Assuming you are talking about using Apple's Remote Desktop app and not just Screen Sharing (which I'm guessing you are, based on your question) then yes, it's perfectly possible, you just have to set ...
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Using Apple Remote Desktop for managing iOS devices?

We use Apple Configurator to supervise iOS devices and then Meraki MDM to remotely manage them. We push out a webclip and a global HTTP proxy setting to all devices this way. Meraki MDM is free for ...
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How to ssh and remotely manage GUIs on my iMac with Remote Login/Management?

Instead of the proposed methods, you can log in while another user is logged in and start a new session instead of sharing the screen. This will not be visible or accessible to the local user. Use vnc:...
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How can I remotely, outside my network, access files on my Windows computer from my iphone over the internet, using mobile data?

Actually what you are trying to do has nothing to do with Apple products, per-se. But is a fairly common task and something that I used to do when I hosted my own website off an old Mac attached to my ...
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What's the easiest way to remotely access my own computer?

I was trying for a few days to get ARD to work on a remote computer running macOS Mojave, any other OS was fine just not Mojave. I found a link on the web suggesting it doesn't work as it used to and ...
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Can i tell if i am being observed by an admin using apple remote desktop?

For someone to be able to observe you using Apple Remote Desktop, Remote Management needs to be enabled in the Sharing Preferences, on your computer. Clicking on the Computer Settings opens a window ...
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Apple Remote Desktop over internet "without" port forwarding

Unfortunately, not any more. It used to be possible using Back to my Mac, which was abandoned at Mojave. See Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet? for how it used to work. ...
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Apple Remote Desktop over internet "without" port forwarding

Not a total solution but I use Teamviewer now where I used to use ARD. It works without router tweaking and is easy to set up at the remote end.
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Can you recover a password stored in Apple Remote Desktop?

I’ve finally found something that does what I need. https://github.com/ygini/ARD-Inspector ARD Inspector can open and view the details in the com.Apple.AppleRemoteDesktop.plist including the encrypted ...
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Can you have a second "virtual" screen when remoted into your Mac, like you can with Windows RDP?

try pressing option while you switch the radio button in the display settings of the virtual display, it might show "all resolution" and therefore allow you to select your aspect ratio
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How to ssh and remotely manage GUIs on my iMac with Remote Login/Management?

Answering your questions in order.... Unless you are willing to pay for a premium application like ARD or LogMeIn, you won't get those features. As mentioned in another answer ARD has "Curtain Mode" ...
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Modifier keys when working remotely are broken / lazy

I've been using MBP for quite a while and researched such problems often, as I come from the Windows world, so generally I need to do some modifications to get used to it. Recently I was curious if ...
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