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    Remote desktop/access

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    Remote desktop/access
    Hi, i'm new

    I just wanted to asking something about using a free remote desktop/ screen sharing application

    Basically, is it possible to use a remote desktop program, i.e. teamviewer, to view and control a computers user account whilst they are not logged in.

    E.g. i am on my mac laptop upstairs and want to access my main account on the downstairs but somebody is on it. Is it possible to control the screen of my user whilst they are logged in to theirs?

    Thanks in advance.

    (p.s: as this is my first thread, i'm not really sure if this is the right place to post, if it is not then please re-direct me to where it should be and i will delete/re-post)

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    Its free and built in to Leopard

    Add more power to 10.5's screen sharing | Utilities | Mac OS X Hints | Macworld

    If any of the Macs are running Tiger then you can also enable it

    How-To: Screen sharing with OS X 10.4 - MacFixIt
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    Remote desktop/access

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Its free and built in to Leopard

    Add more power to 10.5's screen sharing | Utilities | Mac OS X Hints | Macworld

    If any of the Macs are running Tiger then you can also enable it

    How-To: Screen sharing with OS X 10.4 - MacFixIt
    thanks, thats really good but it doesn't really do what i wanted, when i log switch user on the main computer it also switches user on the laptop. I understand i probably can't actually do what i want, thanks for the help though!

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