2008-07-18

Leopard Screen Sharing

This is not a tip... as much as it is praise.

Having used Leopard for a few months now, I have absolute confidence in it as a stable platform for running ProTools. I am running both an LE system as well as a HD system (both Leopard). One of the new Leopard features that I do love is screen sharing. Because I work in ProTools HD all day on a Mac Pro, my email and other business takes place on another computer. Now instead of having to go back and forth between computers, I can simply share the screen of my "business" computer and not have to leave my desk, go over and wake it from sleep and log in etc in order to respond to emails etc. I can now simply share the screen and type away on my work machine using a shared screen. I sometimes have iTunes playing from my business computer in the background - and now I can control it's itunes from my work computer. Brilliant!!! The possibilities are endless!

triggering Automator back ups... file management from the kitchen... running remote scripts...

3 comments:

tim prebble said...

you dont need leopard to do this
i've used a freeware app called Chicken of the VNC for a few years now to do exactly the same thing

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/chickenofthevnc.html

Damian said...

True. Or if you made the purchase - Apple remote desktop. However now that it is part of the OS, it makes it very easy.

mark said...

Go to: http://www.macworld.com/article/131094/2007/12/screensharepower.html for tips on how to list computers on the network that have screen sharing enabled, and to add toolbar icons. Note: See the updated toolbar command lower in the page without the slash characters.