Binocular icon - remote desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eyebeaz, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    I am kind of weirded out. A little while ago the binocular icon appeared up top next to my airport icon. It was gray and when I clicked it it said something about Remote Desktop bur there didn't appear to be any connectivity. It seemed as though someone momentarily took over my computer screen. I don't know how this is possible though as this is my personal computer and I am on my own home network which is password protected. Is there anything I can do to make sure no one is looking at my screen?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Look into:

    System Preferences / Sharing /
    Services / Apple Remote Desktop should be unchecked
  3. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    ^-- Actually, since Leopard, it's been under the "Remote Management" option in System Preferences..
  4. eyebeaz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    Yea I look into that. Everything seems to be unchecked and I got rid of the icon. I don't understand how it was activated in the first place though.

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