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Access another Mac computer's screen

  • On the Mac whose screen you want to share, choose Apple menu> System Preferences, then click Sharing. Then select "Screen Sharing" and write down the name and address of the Mac (shown on the right).

    The name looks something like "iMac (7)" or "Jan's MacBook Pro".

    The address looks something like vnc: // [IPAddress] or vnc: // [Name.Domain].

  • On your Mac, do one of the following:

    • Connect with the name: Click on the "Finder" icon in the Dock to open a Finder window. In the Places section in the sidebar, choose Network, double-click the Mac you want to share, then click Screen Share.

      If you don't see any choices under Places in the sidebar, hold the pointer over the word "Places" and click on the arrow .

    • Establish a connection with the address: In the Finder, choose Go> Connect To Server, enter the address of the Mac you want to share, then click Connect.

  • Enter your username and password when prompted, then click Sign In.

    If both computers are signed in with the same Apple ID, screen sharing will start. Otherwise you will be asked to enter the username and password of a user who is allowed to use screen sharing on this computer. Alternatively, you can request screen sharing permission if the computer allows it.

  • If someone else is already connected to the Mac as a remote user, you will be asked in a dialog box whether you want to share the screen with the other remote user ("screen sharing") or whether you want to log in using a different user name and screen want ("Register").

    If you choose to "Sign In," you and the other remote user will share your Mac, but you will not be using the same screen.