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Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition by Keir Thomas

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Tip 352Supertip: Optimize Screen Sharing

OS X includes a tool whereby you can use one Mac to remotely view the desktop of another Mac across a network or Internet connection. This can be useful if you want to do something on an iMac in your home office while using your MacBook in a downtown cafe, for example.

Getting a working Screen Sharing setup can involve modifying arcane network settings in order to make the remote Mac accessible from the Internet. However, with Back To My Mac offered as part of iCloud, Apple has created an idiot-proof setup, as follows:

  1. While sitting in front of it, enable Screen Sharing on the Mac you want to access while out and about—its checkbox is within the Sharing pane of System Preferences, which you’ll find on ...

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