How can I use my Macbook as a remote keyboard for my iMac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Plazmotech, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    Hi, I'm have this setup in my room, where my iMac is on my table, and I'm in bed with my Macbook. I often want to control my remote control my iMac, but I don't need the whole screen. That just lags and is useless, as I often watch movies. Also, I can see the screen perfectly. It is a waist of resources. Can I simply use my Macbook's keyboard and mouse to control my iMac? Thanks :apple:
  2. macrumors 603


    Probably not, if you use your Macbook's keyboard the input goes to the Macbook as well as the imac, I think the only way is to use remote desktop.
  3. macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2010
    Ambitoysterous, USA
    Depending on what your needs are, and if you have an iOS device available, there might be other options available.

    I've done some basic interactions using the app HippoRemote LITE.
  4. macrumors 603


    Thanks for that tip man, I have a AppleTV 1 with OS X and sometimes can not connect with ARD.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    Dude, thanks! Yes, I do have an iPhone 4. That will work SPLENDIDLY! Thanks

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