How to use per user screen sharing?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seanguk, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. seanguk macrumors newbie

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    Apologies if this has been answered before.

    I can't figure out how to use per user screen sharing in Lion. When initiating a screen sharing session to the destination mac from my air it always seems to connect to the hardware display for the currently logged on user no matter what I try (creating new accounts, changing settings in the screen sharing prefpane, being logged on to the machine as different users, etc..).

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rsaffi macrumors newbie

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    I have been struggling with this for the past hour and a half and I have finally made it, so even though yours is a rather old thread, I decided to answer it anyway! :)

    When you connect to the remote computer, make sure you're in "Control mode" (alternate between control and observe using <command> + <option> + <x>).
    Once you're in control mode, notice under the "View" menu, there's a "Switch to Virtual Display" option. Select that and enjoy! ;-)
     
  3. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, thanks, I didn't know that option of switching between Virtual and Hardware display. Kudos.

    -t
     
  4. seanguk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dragging this one right up from the past! Only just noticed the responses.

    I still haven't figured this out, I have no 'Switch to Virtual Display', even in control mode?

    Thanks.
     
  5. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Some other account will need to be logged in console before the virtual desktop screen share option is available.
     
  6. seanguk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems so obvious when it's pointed out. Thanks!
     
  7. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    No problem, I'm glad it works for you.
     

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