App to take control on moms mac??

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  1. macnfab macrumors regular

    macnfab

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    Do you know a good free/low-cost app I can use to take complete control on my moms mac? She is doing okay on the new platform BUT has a long way to go. I think it would be much easier for her to learn by watching me do it, than directions over the phone. She gets mad because she doesn't get it, I get mad because i can't make her understand.. some are simple stuff.. that is easy once you have seen it..

    Any Ideas???
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    iChat -> screen sharing
     
  3. macnfab thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay thanks.. I was able to open it. On her side it seemed i was controlling it, but couldn't see what i was doing?? is there a special setting i need to make for full access?

    Thanks
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You can do Screen Sharing, just enable via System Preferences.
     
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    +1. Rightclick "Ask to Share Users Screen". This way you can see everything you are doing once she clicks "Yes"

    I used this to set up my Moms mac and show her around on it from across the ocean.
     
  6. macnfab thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Logmein.com for when you arent at home or even on a mac.

    Free and very useful.
     

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