Screen Sharing

Posted by: Acumowchek

Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 05:21 PM

Anyone use it?
Why does it only work when I don't need it?
cry
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 06:26 PM

Computer challenged maybe? laugh

With such a detailed explanation I don't know why I can't figure it out. smirk
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 06:41 PM

Wellll… I leave my work computer and home computer on all the time.
Usually in the side bar I see a Shared(?) column that shows connected computers. I've made VNC 'aliases' and usually just click on them to Screen Share.
I have lots of work to do at home, but nuthin' is there, and I can't connect.
I walked back to work, and sure enough, I can Screen Share my home computer. Walk back home, and nada.
I rebooted, turned Airport on and off, restarted modem…

One of things I've never figured out (#34,769), is when I open Screen Sharing, a window comes up asking me to 'Connect to Shared Computer', and I'm supposed to type in something where it says 'Host'.
Never had to do it, and don't know what I'm supposed to type in there… after all these years. blush
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 06:52 PM

So you have Back to My Mac enabled in iCloud preferences on both?
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 06:55 PM

Oh yes, I use this all the time. Almost every day.
Except when it's critical, like now. crazy

Edit: I've turned BTMY on and off Sharing prefs on and off, even lit a candle and said a little prayer.

What usually seems to work, is when I finally ask about it on the internet, then *poof* f'n magic. Not this time…
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 07:14 PM

So the connection to work works sometimes but sometimes it doesn't. To home it works fine.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Screen Sharing - 07/11/13 07:36 PM

Aaaand, just like that, I'm connected. No rhyme or reason.
I knew if I complained enough, it would work.
The thing is… I complain all the time! grin