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controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 19, 2015 11:13AM
I sometimes use TeamViewer (or in the old days, LogMeIn) to teleport back to my office Mac when I'm traveling with my MacBook Air. But isn't there an easier way when they're both Macs? VNC or something, maybe?

Both machines are running Snow Leopard.
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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 19, 2015 11:20AM
I've used Chicken of the VNC for some time with my SL MP at work and my SL MP at home. It has always worked OK:

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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: clay
Date: February 19, 2015 11:26AM
i find its easier to use one of the "all in one" solutions, like teamviewer. If for no other reason than you don't have to fiddle with firewall settings, opening ports on your router, etc.
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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Bixby
Date: February 19, 2015 11:39AM
What do you find hard about TeamViewer?
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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: February 19, 2015 12:39PM
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Mr Downtown
I sometimes use TeamViewer (or in the old days, LogMeIn) to teleport back to my office Mac when I'm traveling with my MacBook Air. But isn't there an easier way when they're both Macs? VNC or something, maybe?

Both machines are running Snow Leopard.

Yes, easier and built-in:

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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 19, 2015 01:03PM
^But not for Snow Leopard, amiright?
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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: February 19, 2015 01:29PM
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Mr Downtown
^But not for Snow Leopard, amiright?

BTMM was available starting with Leopard (OS X 10.5).
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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Spock
Date: February 19, 2015 02:30PM
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^But not for Snow Leopard, amiright?

BTMM was available starting with Leopard (OS X 10.5).

From your first support link:-

"To set up and use Back to My Mac, you need these things:

Two or more Mac computers that are using the same iCloud account on OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later."




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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 19, 2015 03:43PM
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Bixby
What do you find hard about TeamViewer?

My question. Ive used them all. Logmein was the best "free" version until they ran.

TV made theirs a ton easier after that, thank god, cause it was a mess before.





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Re: controlling a remote Mac
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: February 19, 2015 11:12PM
With TeamViewer, I don't find it particularly hard, though I sometimes get a little confused about which password I'm entering at which stage, and setting up the unattended thing. I did like LogMeIn quite well.

I just thought that a product that didn't have to handle Windows stuff could maybe be leaner or faster or something, maybe could pass keyboard shortcuts or copy-paste to the remote machine.



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