iChat quesitons: Screen share problem and name formatting

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Siroc, May 25, 2008.

  1. Siroc macrumors newbie

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    Jun 19, 2007
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    I am trying to connect to my girlfriend's father's Macbook, and you can't connect to his computer, but I can connect to her computer on the same network. I looked at the firewall settings and it has checked "Allow all connections," but I dont know what else it could be. Also, in iChat wen I click his name and go to ask to share his screen, that too is greyed out.

    Edit: I told them to go to the iChat menu video and click screen sharing, but that is greyed out as well. I can screenshare with her, but not him. The connection doctor has Screen sharing and Multiperson video chat Xed out due to a slow connection. So I guess I shouldn't be able to connect to either of the, but I can connect to hers, so I should be able to connect to his.

    My other question is about screen name formatting. I'm using my AIM screenname in iChat and I set my screen name format to something like "Name Here" and iChat always formats like "namehere." I tried deleting the profile from iChat and remaking it, but it does the same thing.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. claddagh macrumors newbie

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    Apr 30, 2006
    #2
    Not sure if this will solve your problem. Look in the menu bar, and click on "Video" and at the bottom, make sure that there is a checkmark next to "screen sharing enabled".

    Good luck!
     
  3. esquire360 macrumors regular

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    Sep 8, 2007
    #3
    same problem that i can't ask to share certain buddies screens....
     
  4. esquire360 macrumors regular

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