how to use hidden vnc client on osx

January 11, 2016   

OS X has a built in VNC (Screen Sharing) server, but it is a little known feature that it also has a built in VNC client. No additional software is necessary.

To setup the server go to Preferences->Sharing and check the “On” checkbox next to “Screen Sharing”. Make sure to only allow access to Administrators or a specific user/user group.

Screen Sharing

You should see your computer name on the Screen Sharing configuration screen. To connect to your computer from another one using VNC open Finder and press ⌘+k. In the Server Address enter vnc:// followed by your computer name or IP address. Connect To Server

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