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alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 01, 2020 01:52PM
When I travel with my Macbook Air, I sometimes need to get do stuff on my "office" Mac Mini. Isn't there something built into MacOS that lets me do this without the hassle of TeamViewer? Both machines are running High Sierra.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 01, 2020 02:05PM
there used to be Mac to My Mac. I think it was discontinued.

Log me in also went downhill.

I use ZOOM at work and it works great, but I think you need to have someone present to accept the invitation.

Look into nomachine, supposedly it is free for individual use.

[www.nomachine.com]
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 01, 2020 02:25PM
I used to love Timbuktu Pro for remote control software, but the company was sold at least one too many times, and it was discontinued. I did find anecdotal evidence that it can still be resurrected in High Sierra...

As found on 9 Lives

It might be worth a shot, thread has over 5K views... seems to get you to HS, but breaks again at Mojave...
Good luck.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: February 01, 2020 03:01PM
System Preferences...
Sharing
Screen Sharing

You'll need to set up your firewall and networking to allow access from outside your "office". If you already are connecting to your office network from the outside then you're all set.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 01, 2020 04:19PM
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TheTominator
System Preferences...
Sharing
Screen Sharing

Hey; that looks like it's got it. In a minute I'll go downstairs to a different network to make sure.

"Office" computer has two big monitors, which show up on the MBA as a wide narrow strip. Is there a way to have Screen Sharing only show one, or one at a time?
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: February 01, 2020 04:39PM
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Mr Downtown
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TheTominator
System Preferences...
Sharing
Screen Sharing

"Office" computer has two big monitors, which show up on the MBA as a wide narrow strip. Is there a way to have Screen Sharing only show one, or one at a time?

Edit:
On the client computer, you can find in Screen Sharing Preferences what its behavior will be when presented with a larger display. It sounds like you have the default "Scale to fit available space". Switch to "Show full size" and then select your scrolling behavior below that.



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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 01, 2020 05:11PM
You can also select just one screen to view. I do that when connecting from my MBP to my hackintosh. It has two screens attached, the second one is my 27" iMac using target display mode.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 01, 2020 06:42PM
Edovia makes a great product called Screens. It keeps track of client computers so you don’t have to know their ip. I’ve used it for years and really like it. Not free but works great. [edovia.com]
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: February 01, 2020 08:20PM
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davemchine
Edovia makes a great product called Screens. It keeps track of client computers so you don’t have to know their ip. I’ve used it for years and really like it. Not free but works great. [edovia.com]

agree smiley



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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: February 02, 2020 04:51PM
Anydesk

I've been using it ever since TeamViewer declared that assisting my tech-impaired mother without charge constitutes commercial use.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: February 02, 2020 04:54PM
You can also try Chrome Remote Desktop

[remotedesktop.google.com]
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 02, 2020 05:40PM
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TheTominator
You'll need to set up your firewall and networking to allow access from outside your "office". If you already are connecting to your office network from the outside then you're all set.

If you're suggesting opening up ports for screen sharing, that's a really REALLY bad idea.

It's opening the door to even the least skilled script-kiddie "hacker"

If you want to hit your home-network from off-site, you need to set up a VPN. Many routers (not all) have built-in VPN functions, tho old ones may only support (massively insecure) PPTP.

...Easiest thing may be to use Dropbox to sync your important files and forego remote access to your network.







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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 03, 2020 07:50AM
Screen Sharing doesn't work if I move to a network other than my own.

Anydesk is $11/month! I don't pay that much for mobile phone service.
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Re: alternative to TeamViewer for Mac to Mac?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 12, 2020 03:38AM
Screens works by tunneling the screen sharing thru ssh. It's still an open port but it's not 5900 unencrypted at least.
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