How to change Screen Sharing Quality in Yosemite?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by canhaz, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. canhaz macrumors regular

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    Jan 17, 2012
    #1
    One used to be able to set Screen Sharing quality.

    1. Black and white
    2. Grayscale
    3. Adaptive
    4. Medium
    5. Full

    I can't see anyway to do this now in Yosemite with the screen sharing client.

    Any ideas if it's possible? I know these settings still exist on the protocol level, because I can use another client like Remotix, and it works fine.

    However I would prefer to use the default client because it's free.
     
  2. canhaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jan 17, 2012
    #2
    I should add this also used to work, but no longer.

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.ScreenSharing controlObserveQuality n
    Where n is the quality number.

    Also noticed changing the .vncloc file doesn't seem to have any effect. (it defaults to 3)

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>URL</key>
    	<string>vnc://xxxx.local</string>
    	<key>restorationAttributes</key>
    	<dict>
    		<key>autoClipboard</key>
    		<true/>
    		<key>isFullScreen</key>
    		<true/>
    [B]		<key>quality</key>
    		<integer>3</integer>[/B]
    
     
  3. chrfr, Mar 29, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015

    chrfr macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    #3
    Under the view menu in the screen sharing application you can choose either adaptive or full quality when connected. You can set it globally in the application in preferences, again either adaptive or full.
    edit: the key that changes in the plist for this setting is now
    Code:
    screenQualityMode
    Full quality sets an integer of 4.
     

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