Imac screen sharing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by egghead1993, May 19, 2008.

  1. egghead1993 macrumors newbie

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    sorry if this sounds like a stupid question.

    but, if i plugged my macbook into my iMac with the revelent cables could i use the macbook as an extra screen for the imac or would that not work?


    thanks.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There are no relevant cables: the MacBook does not have a video in port (only out). It won't work.
     
  4. egghead1993 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks,

    would it work if i did it the other way around. macbook onto the imac
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Again the iMac has no video in port, only out. You could use the software suggested above if you can live with the network latency.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried this?

    If so, how does it work (response) in actual use? Similar to the video?
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    From my use, with wireless g , the network latency is not too bad an issue. I just used it to have iTunes on my MB's screen while I used an iMac.

    Dragging the app between the screens was not fantastic, but still it was perfect. I guess it would be better with n.
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    So giga, even 100Mbps, LAN speeds must be very nice and smooth if I understand your comments.
     

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