Applications :: Screen Sharing Doesn't Work?

Jan 9, 2010

I used to connect to my iMac and it worked great (using screen sharing) but since a few days, it showed the message that is in the picture... Both computers are connected to the same WIFI and the preferences look ok on both computers..

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May 1, 2010

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

I tried to set up a home share between mine and my girlfriend's MacBooks. It worked okay both ways, but then I disconnected my ethernet cable and the connection dropped.

I started fiddling around and discovered that home sharing only works as long as any one of the two computers is connected to the router with a cable. The other one can be connected wirelessly. But it won't work if both are wireless at the same time.

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Does anyone know of a way to enter full screen in Mac OS X's native screen sharing application? I recently purchased a new MBP and wanted to screen share to my old MB with all my "junk" on it. It would be handy to actually enter full screen as opposed to being restricted to a window sized screen.

If this isn't possible, anyone have a good recommendation for an alternative application?

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I uninstalled every application might have affected Front Row (Caffeine, LastFm, TV Row) but it was useless. I even tried to fix permissions in the Disk Utility, but it didn't help.

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I have a mac mini server running OSX Lion 10.7.4  Until powring this down over the weekend, it had worked beautifully.  I coould connect, access shared files, screen share (as I am running in head less) as well as access it via Server Admin from a remote computer. 

After restarting, I can still share files, but am unable to access the sceen share or administer remotely.  The odd thing is that when I connect it to my TV I can then also access it with screen share from another MacBook Pro as well as use server admin for remote admin.  As soon as I run it headless again, I cannot access it via screen share. 

I have noticed that the screen share finction has changed from before, so am wondering if this has anything to do with it. 

I have not chnaged any settings on it.  Firewall is the same as before, filesharing and screen sharing is enabled and I am trying to access it as a registered user. 

Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Sep 29, 2010

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May 3, 2009

I am however in IT and consider myself a Windows expert and technically competent. I have an iBook G4 running Mac OS 10.5.6. In all other respects the computer and OS seem fine. However, when I launch mail, no window appears in the screen. The menu bar at the top does switch to Mail. If I attempt to close mail at anytime, it will not close - I have to Force Quit mail. I have setup mail preferences correctly and am able to access the mail account from several other computers and iPods with POP clients. I know that it is setup correctly, because when I first installed the OS and set it up it worked. After installing several other standard software packages (iLife, iWork, Adobe, ...) mail came to be in it's present state. Unfortunately, I can't say exactly when or what change corresponded with the Mail problem. The only way to get a window to appear is to pull down "Window" and choose "message viewer". The inbox then appears. If I click "get mail", nothing appears to happen and no messages (inbox items or errors) appear. Also there is a smart mailbox called "saved mail" created (I did this when first playing around with mail) that I can't delete. I can select and perform the delete procedure, but the smart mailbox never goes away (even after reboot).

If I run "Connection Doctor", the connection and login for incoming mail server and the connection to the outgoing mail server both succeed. But again, clicking on get mail does not yield any readily observable results. I have tried sending test mail as well. There is no apparent outbox that I check so I don't know if there are messages in there, but none of the test messages make it to the recipient.

I have setup mail on a variety of systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc) over the years and have a thorough understanding of the workings of e-mail clients and servers.

Also, are there any other (preferably free) mac mail clients that combine the inbox, address book, and calendar?

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Sep 15, 2009

this is my first time posting,so my bad if i do anything wrong.

My backlight doesn't work when i tilt the screen less than 90 degrees. is there anything i can do besides take it to the apple store? I'd rather my dad didn't find out

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Apr 18, 2012

I've got a mac mini that i got less than 2 mos ago, and i'm trying to install ProTools onto my machine from a DVD.  When i was initially configuring my machine, i checked out the Remote Disc feature, but over my lame wifi connection, things were taking way too long, and I dropped it. Now, when trying to setup this Pro Tools install, I seem to have lost the ability to use the DVD/CD sharing options in my System Preferences.  The option just isn't there anymore.  I have the option on my Snow Leopard MBP, and it's enabled there, and the two machines are connected on a computer-to-computer wireless connection. 

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May 19, 2012

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Applications :: Screen Sharing (VNC) Without IChat?

Feb 6, 2009

I know that Leopard has a screensharing utility built in (in the coreservices folder) or by going to Go>Connect to Server>vnc://---------- in the Finder menu, but I would like to know what IP I type into the box (I would like to share with someone not on my local network). I'm not an expert in networking, but I'm pretty good with computers, so you can use technical terms.

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Jul 5, 2010

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I've looked online and it says to enable the option in the video dropmenu in ichat but that is also faded out.

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Mar 11, 2010

I often use iChat's Screen Sharing feature to help friends and family with their computers, and it works pretty well. But I have a question.

Is there a way to kill the Audio traffic ?
1) I'd love to be able to have conversations here at home without the person I'm helping hear all the chatter.

2) I'm assuming that if there's no Audio going then that's extra bandwidth that can be used for screen-refreshing etc.

(I'm using a 15" Pre Unibody MacBook Pro)

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Applications :: Flash Doesn't Work

Apr 4, 2009

When I go to certain websites that use Adobe Flash Player with Firefox 3 in one user account, the Flash doesn't work. Some Flash websites do work, such as Youtube. What in the world is going wrong? How can I fix it?

The details:
I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.6, it has two user accounts. One user account is mine, has administrator privileges, and gets most of the use. The other user account was created later, lacks administrator privileges, and gets little use. Both user accounts have Safari and the latest Firefox 3 (3.0.8) installed. The problem with Flash occurs ONLY in the second (non-admin) user account, ONLY in Firefox, and ONLY on certain websites.

Websites with Flash that do work:
2. Every website I could think of with a simple Flash intro

Websites with Flash that DON'T work:
1. //The HTML loads fine, but there is a dead white box where the Flash UI should be
2. Macromedia Flash settings manager //There is a medium white box where the Flash UI that allows you to change settings should be.
3. //Very odd failure mode: The Flash UI loads, and works. I click "sign in", and the "sign in" dialog appears. I type my username and password and click enter, and then the whole Flash UI freezes forever (well, for at least 30 minutes). This crash is unrecoverable.

Note that all three of those broken websites do work in Safari in the non-admin user, and all three of those broken websites do work in both Safari and Firefox in the Admin user.

What I have tried:
1. Upgrading from Flash 9 to the latest Flash 10. No change whatsoever.
2. Uninstalling all versions of Flash using the Flash Uninstaller for OS X 10.3 and up, available from Adobe/Macromedia, then reinstalling Flash 10. No change whatsoever.

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Applications :: Using Apple Remote Desktop / Screen Sharing

May 15, 2009

I am trying to set up Apple Remote Desktop and Screen Sharing between my Mac Pro (home computer) and a new Macbook (white laptop).

I wish to be able to use Apple Remote Desktop from both computers. I have had this working between an older work laptop.

I don't seem to be able to connect to the Macbook from the Mac Pro, I cannot share the screen or connect using ARD. I enter the username and password of the account I use on the Macbook but connection takes a while and is then refused. I can however, connect from my MacBook to my Mac Pro

If I allow Screen Sharing instead of Remote Management from the System preferences, it requires that the the user of the Macbook accepts my request to view the screen. However if using the Macbook I can connect and no permission is requested. If permission is granted I can only share screen in ARD and not control.

The user account I use on the Macbook is an "Admin, Managed, Mobile" account. Would that have an affect?

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Nov 25, 2009

I'm going to be using iChat for the first time and want to use the screen sharing feature between two computers running 10.6. iChat's documentation ( says:

"While every screen sharing connection uses encryption, the highest level of security requires both participants to have MobileMe subscriptions with encryption enabled. If this is the case, you will see a lock icon in the screen sharing window."

I'm wondering:

1. What is the difference between the encryption that "every screen sharing connection uses" and the enhanced security allowed with MobileMe accounts? How does this compare with, say, doing VNC over an SSH connection?

2. I understand that one can get a free MobileMe account which only has iChat capabilities. Does this free MobileMe account enable iChat encryption, or do I have to pay $99/year to get that?

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Applications :: ICQ Doesn't Work With IChat Anymore?

Nov 16, 2010

Since 2 days ICQ doesn't work together with iChat anymore. All I get is the prompt for entering the password. Password is correct and ICQ still works with Adium or ICQ2GO. iChat probably stopped working after I installed the latest security patch for MacOS Leopard.

Deleting the ICQ account in iChat and adding it again doesn't work. Neither does deleting the AIM.plist or changing the server to [URL] like it was suggested at the Apple discussion board.

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Apr 29, 2009

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Applications :: Inquisitor Doesn't Work With Safari 4?

Jun 10, 2009

I'm so pleased that Inquisitor is now available for Safari 4 - but it doesn't seem to work.

When search all I get is three suggestions rather than websites (even though this is selected under preferences).

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Nov 27, 2009

I have OS X version 10.6.1. I run the installer, (it's for the 30 day trial) and it ays "Searching iMac 2" (my volume's name) and it stalls, and I have to force quit it. What gives? I really need to get it working, does anyone know if it's related to the installer?

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Applications :: Genius Doesn't Work For All Songs?

May 2, 2010

I keep updating genius but it still doesn't work for any of my daft punk but it recognizes the lesser known band justice. I mean it works for nearly all my hip-hop and most of my rock.

I only have two imixes so far

Indie Rock- Phoenix,cobra starship, death cab for cutie, the dead weather, Lady Hawke ETC.

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Jun 19, 2010

I really need to scan some images into my computer and I can't afford the $39 for VueScan. Image Capture used to work, but now what happens is that I open it up, and my printer/scanner Might show up for a second, but then it disappears and image capture tells me that there's no camera or scanner connected.I think it's stopped working ever since I upgraded to 10.6. Any ideas?

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May 30, 2012

When I click on Help and select one of the options (including Help Center) in multiple applications, including Finder, Safari, iTunes, etc, nothing happens. 

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Nov 10, 2009

I'm looking for a good application to use in my small business for screen sharing and conference meetings. I use the feature that Skype have brought out extensively, but there are times that I need to share my desktop with multiple viewers and often in environments where Skype is prohibited.

I have found several free applications out there that look promising, I just thought I would ask advice on here first to see if anyone here knows this software and if there are any recommendations - both free and paid software.

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Jun 23, 2012

I experience this problem for 2 days now. The wi fi says it is connected and all the bars are full but id doesn't load a single page!  

The internet i've got is vergin so normally is very fast.Downstairs where we have a desktop computer connected to the D-link is working as normal. 

When I open the network diagnostics in mac it shows : wi fi is green , wi-fi settings is green, network settings is failed(red), ISP failed(red), Internet failed (red), server failed red. 

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Oct 26, 2010

This is the worst piece of software I have ever used. Before I even use it.

It does not accept the product key provided in the box (ordered from amazon). I have tried virtually every possible misprint/mispelling of the product key... but the product key seems to be easy enough to read to me...

Microsoft's site has no support number listed. Microsoft assigns you installation a unique number, then does not accept it for help on the support site.

Office 2011, you are a steaming pile of crap, and it will be a cold day in hell before I buy another Microsoft product.

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