PC Doctor June 2, 2020

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Dear PC Doctor:

Our daughter is visiting and she subscribes to a streaming video service. We wanted to watch a show together - Her computer screen is tiny and ours is big, but we don't pay to use that service. I know there's a way to send what's on her computer to our screen, legally, without giving us her log-ins that we didn't pay for. She has a macbook and we have an imac.


Thanks,

Deb


Dear Deb:


Yes. You can screen cast from the little computer to the big one. Here's how:

On the Mac you want to share, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sharing, select Screen Sharing, then note the name and address of the Mac (it’s listed on the right).

The name looks like “iMac (7)” or “Joe’s MacBook Pro.”

The address looks like vnc://[IPAddress] or vnc://[Name.Domain].

On your Mac, do one of the following:

Connect using the name: Click the Finder icon in the dock to open a Finder window. In the Locations section of the sidebar, click Network, double-click the Mac you want to share, then click Share Screen.

If no items appear in the Locations section of the sidebar, hold the pointer over the word Locations, then click Show.

Connect using the address: In the Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server, enter the address of the Mac you want to share, then click Connect.

If prompted, enter your user name and password, then click Sign In.

If both computers are logged in using the same Apple ID, the screen sharing session starts. If they’re not, you’ll be prompted to enter the user name and password of a user who is allowed screen sharing access on that computer, or you can request permission to share the screen if the computer allows it.


Happy viewing! And,

until next time,

Happy computing!

PC Doctor

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Posted: to Athol Library News on Tue, Jun 2, 2020
Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2020

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