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HippoRemote Tip #15 – HippoVNC + Screen Sharing

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Another tip for Mac users today. If you want to run Mac OS X’s built-in Screen Sharing and HippoVNC’s system server simultaneously, the default settings may cause them to conflict with each other. However, a simple change can allow the two to coexist nicely.

Launch HippoVNC, go to the preferences, and click on the System Server tab. Change the display name to something other than the name you’ve assigned to your Mac. Also, change the display number from Auto to a non-zero number (5, for example). Restart the system server to apply the changes. You may also need to disable and re-enable Screen Sharing via the System Preferences as well.

Now when you launch HippoRemote, you should see two entries in the Detected Servers – one for Screen Sharing, and one for HippoVNC – making it easy to pick the one you want to use.

October 23rd, 2009 at 2:48 am

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  1. i love this program


    22 May 11 at 6:47 pm

  2. How do you use the Screen Sharing on a Laptop? I have an ASUS laptop this only shows instructions for a Mac?


    20 Aug 13 at 10:32 pm

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