Talking about Screen Sharing, the reflection of iChat shouldn’t be far away from your mind. Actually, the Screen Sharing itself is provided in your Finder.
Screen Sharing Whereabouts
Just now I told you that Screen Sharing is separated from iChat. To prove that, you could go to Mac HD ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ CoreServices which Mac HD is your hard drive name. Inside there, you will definitely find Screen Sharing.
Maybe it’s just me, but I am too lazy to go through that trouble digging for Screen Sharing. I’ll just invoke my application launcher, i.e. Quicksilver, type the search term :
Drag the icon to your Dock for helping you out if you want to access it next time.
Show Bonjour Browser
After launching your Screen Sharing for the first time, you will notice that whenever you want to connect to other Mac, you must insert the IP address. It’s much more troublesome than that of iChat.
Fortunately, running command line below will bring your Bonjour Browser Screen Sharing for your Finder.
defaults write com.apple.ScreenSharing ShowBonjourBrowser_Debug 1
It will be nicer if we got additional feature inside Screen Sharing. If you said so, this command line below will come in handy. Using the command line, you will get additional tool for your Screen Sharing.
defaults write com.apple.ScreenSharing 'NSToolbar Configuration ControlToolbar' -dict-add 'TB Item Identifiers' '(Scale,Control,Share,Curtain,Capture,FullScreen,GetClipboard,SendClipboard,Quality)'
It’s a long line of command, isn’t it? Actually, you can copy and paste it directly to your Terminal. Don’t worry, no harm will be done to your Mac.
As the result, you will get toolbar with 6 secret features, which are :
- Switch between control and observe mode
- Share mouse and keyboard with user
- Lock computer screen while you control
- Capture screen to a file
- Fit screen to full display
- Image Quality
Connecting to Other Mac
Displaying Actual Size
Deactivating Secret Toolbar
Dragging default toolbar will revert back your original toolbar. But I don’t recommend you to do it because those new features are really amazing.