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Old Oct 27, 2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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iMac as wireless secondary monitor for free?

So, I'm not really expecting this to actually work, but is anyone aware of any way I can use my 20" Mid-2007 iMac as a secondary monitor for my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro without any wires and for free?

I add for free because I heard something about a program called ScreenRecycler or something like that, which costs money and thus I am not interested.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Definitely not possible for free, not even sure if it is possible at all.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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Wow, that's a lot to ask for. I highly doubt it. Wireless external moniter technology is still fairly new?
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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Even if you find something, trying to refresh a screen over wireless is going to be very very very slow.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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Even if you find something, trying to refresh a screen over wireless is going to be very very very slow.
Why? When I use my screen sharing on my MacBook Pro to control my iMac, I do it wirelessly and it is about as fast as doing it on the iMac itself.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 06:33 PM   #6
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ScreenRecycler is only $30. I haven't tried it, but it's by the same guy who wrote JollysFastVNC. There's a free trial.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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ScreenRecycler

Do any of you guys know if this program will work on Mountain Lion?
I would like to use my Macbook Pro as an external monitor for my Imac.
Any suggestions on how to do this?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:44 AM   #8
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Do any of you guys know if this program will work on Mountain Lion?
I would like to use my Macbook Pro as an external monitor for my Imac.
Any suggestions on how to do this?

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Yeah it works, you just have to download the beta version which does work in demo mode: http://www.screenrecycler.com/download.html

I'm actually wondering if Air Display works as well, as its $10 cheaper and works both through wi-fi and ethernet, and works from mac to mac and/or mac to ios devices. http://avatron.com/apps/air-display But Screenrecycler, thanks to its demo, proved to me the concept works GREAT as mac to mac via ethernet! Might just pay the extra $10 as a thank you for having a demo!

btw, if you do go Screenrecycler, you do NOT need to also buy JollyFastVNC as mac OSX screen sharing works fine with ScreenRecycler.

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