ML features NOT advertised?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by theanimaster, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. theanimaster macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2005
    Just today I 'discovered' -- by sheer accident, a feature that I had not read about anywhere on the web:

    When attempting to "Share Screen" with my ML-installed macbook pro to a ML-installed iMac, I got a choice -- whether to share the same screen, or log-in as a different user!

    I tried logging in as a different user -- and sure enough -- I was logged in and fiddling with folders and stuff while my colleague was going about her stuff on the same iMac -- but we were using completely different desktops/accounts.

    Is this a new feature, and if so ... what's it called? I've never seen it in Lion. What are the requirements of this feature, as I couldn't get the same options on my ML-installed mac mini. Perhaps a minimum of two user accounts needed?
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Yeah it's something like simultaneous login. There's a name for it but it escapes me.
  3. phillies262834 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I was doing the same thing but in 10.7 Lion
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    From March, 2011: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to introduce multi-user Screen Sharing
  5. theanimaster thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2005
    OK, I managed to get it working on my mac mini. Since I've used screen sharing previously with these machines, I think my computer automatically connects with screen sharing when the other computer is logged in with the account I'm using to connect to it.

    In otherwords, the choice wouldn't pop up then.

    HOWEVER, I remember that the account I logged in as on the iMac was an admin account, and my colleague was using the default user-restricted account I set. So I thought this might have something to do with simultaneous log-in.

    It does.

    If the target computer is logged in with a default user account (non-administrative), I get the option to log in simultaneously. Otherwise, if the other computer is logged in with an admin account, I don't get the option to choose.

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