How do I know when someone is sharing my screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blah35, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. blah35 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hello, experts. When I'm at work, is there a way to know when someone, such as an administrator, is looking at my screen?

    It's clear when they've taken over the computer because they are moving the mouse, but how do I know if/when they're watching it?

    Thanks so much for the help!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You should simply be able to turn on the sharing preferences menu item, or disable VNC and Apple Remote desktops connections.

    If on Windows, there should be a way, but I'm not sure how, but I would suggest just turning off "Remote Assistance".

  3. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    There should be a small binoculars icon up by the Airport icon, time, and spotlight up on the menu bar. (Bluetooth, time machine, sync icons if you have them, too.) This pops up only when your computer is being watched
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    You should have added the fact that he must turn that thing on himself which may cause problems is he is not the administrator or does not have access to an administrator password on that computer.

    system preferences - sharing - highlight remote management and check the box. If you're running 10.4 then it's slightly different.

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  5. Bryanw3535 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate.

    The binoculars are always there. Right now if I click it it says "No Administrator" which means there's obviously nobody watching. However, sometimes it says "Ready Mode" which means someone has the capacity to watch my computer.

    How do I know if someone is actively watching?

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