OS X Mavericks: Share your screen
You can let others view your screen and control your Mac. While your screen is shared with another Mac, a user of the other Mac sees what’s on your screen and can open, move, and close files and windows, open apps, and even restart your Mac.
- Open Sharing preferences if it isn’t already open.
- Select the Screen Sharing checkbox.
If Remote Management is selected, you must deselect it before you can select Screen Sharing.
- To specify who can share your screen, select one of the following:
Option Description All users: Anyone with a user account on your Mac can share your screen. Only these users: Screen sharing is restricted to specific users.
- If you selected “Only these users,” click Add (+) at the bottom of the Users list, then do one of the following:
Select a user from Users & Groups, which includes all the users of your Mac.
Select a user from Network Users or Network Groups, which includes everyone on your network.
Select a person from your contacts. Create a password for the person, and then click Create Account.
- To let others share your screen without having a user account on your Mac, click Computer Settings, then select one or both of the following:
Option Description Anyone may request permission to control screen: When other computer users begin screen sharing sessions with your Mac, they can ask for permission instead of entering a user name and password. VNC viewers may control screen with password: Other users can share your screen using a VNC viewer app, for example on iPad or a Windows PC, by entering the password you specify here.
If this computer’s screen is shared only by other OS X users, turn off these options and add accounts for the other users.