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CodeSpyder

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Can one Look at a Studio Mac to enable the large monitor window on Apple Vision Pro? I saw where opening a laptop enabled the large monitor window.
 

retroneo

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It uses Screen Sharing (like AirPlay) to view a single Mac display at up to 4K. This feature has been in the Mac for a very long time, it just automatically opens the Screen Sharing window by looking at the Mac you want to connect to.

The Mac display content is compressed with H.265 and sent over WiFi to the Vision Pro.
 
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CWallace

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Can one Look at a Studio Mac to enable the large monitor window on Apple Vision Pro? I saw where opening a laptop enabled the large monitor window.

As noted, it uses AirPlay on the Mac, not on the display. So it should work with any desktop Mac that supports AirPlay, regardless of the physical display connected to it.
 

Kierkegaarden

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Good question — not a stupid one. Maybe a headless Mac could connect to Vision Pro without the need for a separate monitor at all?
 
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Analog Kid

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Just by pressing the power button, and then maybe Vision Pro will see it and be able to connect? Hasn’t been possible before, I know that, but why couldn’t this work?
I’ve got a headless mini that I access via VNC. Don’t see why this couldn’t be the same. Only problem I have is there’s a problem during startup that prevents the VNC server from starting up— that should be easier to solve at the OS level.
 

Longplays

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I hope Apple does something that allows the Vision Pro to connect to a display-less Mac mini/Studio/Pro.

It would be able to offload the heavy lifting computational tasks to it.

Or better yet connect to it via Thunderbolt 5 80Gb/s to reduce latency and be able to power it via USB PD.
 

matrix07

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I'd hope we can get more than one window from Mac. Didn't in the demo they show the guy at work with many windows open?
 
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