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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Controlling and Being Controlled

With screen sharing started, things get interesting. What happens depends on your observer position: are you the controller or the one being controlled? In either case, if each party has a microphone—built-in, as part of an iSight camera, or otherwise connected—an audio chat starts at the same time.

Controller

If you're the controller, your screen changes to that of the remote computer (Figure 3-7). A small inset window—labeled My Computer—shows your screen at reduced size, but with a live display. Move the mouse, and you're moving the pointer on the remote screen. You're in control! (Talk to your buddy; reassure her of your good intent.)

Figure 3-7. The screen you're controlling is shown large, while your own screen ...

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