How do I remotely sign into one mac from my mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crzdcolombian, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    On windows there is a remote desktop feature that I use for work and it is pretty cool. I am wondering if there is a way to do that on the mac?

    My parents are up there in the years and have 0 clue how to do almost anything on their computer. Everytime they call me out of their other 4 kids for help it feels like someone is hitting me in the head with a steel chair with every question that they give.

    I like to be able to sign into their imac from my macbook pro and show them exactly what to do while I guide them. I keep telling them to go to iphoto and they keep saying facebook:mad::eek:

    Any recommendations would be very helpful thanks
  2. r00ky macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2010
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    Port forwarding VNC seems to be out of th question. ;)


    I don't know what the free version includes, but it works well with MACs.
  3. dangerfish macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2007
    Both of you can get a free iChat account and they can allow you to control their desktop during a chat. Also, if you had MobileMe, you could sign both computers into the same account and you could access their computer anytime.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I agree. TeamViewer works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. I use it daily to support clients on a variety of OS platforms. It's very easy for the non-computer-literate to set up on the other end.
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    iChat is by far the easiest way. Once I got my tech ignorant mother an account all she had to do was click the iChat icon and I could remotely share her screen. It's the easiest VNC I've ever used.
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002

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