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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion by Glenn Fleishman

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Prepare to Share

Three forms of screen sharing connections—Bonjour, direct, and Back to My Mac—all use Mac OS X’s Screen Sharing program and thus share the same underlying basic controls. (Share via iChat is covered independently in the previous chapter.) The differences have to do with how each form connects.

In this chapter, you will prepare to use the standard screen-sharing feature in Mac OS X by turning on and setting up the Screen Sharing service and by learning your way around in the Screen Sharing application. In subsequent chapters, I explain the specifics of connecting and managing each method.

 

The Screen Sharing program, hidden in /System/Library/CoreServices, handles screen sharing, but typically you don’t launch it directly. When ...

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