A picture is worth a thousand words, and you can say more with screen-sharing on Mac. Sometimes you can't explain what is happening with your Mac. If you want to make sharing your projects and presentations easier, you need to use Mac's screen share. Screen sharing over the internet is useful when you are sharing a presentation.
If you want to see something on your computer while you are away, you can easily do so. It is especially true when you are out of the office and would like to access a file from your computer. You can also use the tool to fix another Mac computer. Here is how you can screen share on Mac.
How to screen share on Mac
You can share screen on Mac remotely by going to a screen-sharing app on your personal computer.
First, open the spotlight on your Mac computer by clicking the magnifying glass icon on your screen's top-right corner. You can also use the keyboard shortcut - command + space bar keys. You can also opt for using the Apple symbol located in the upper left corner.
Type screen sharing
The next thing you have to do is type screen sharing and press enter. You also have the option of using your mouse.
Type the Apple user's ID
The Mac computer you are trying to use has an Apple ID that you should use to have remote access. You can click the Apple logo to access the Apple ID. Go to system preferences and then Apple ID. Click connect or enter using your keyboard. The other computer gets a notification on the screen. The other user has to accept the notification.
Click on sharing, which is in the middle of the row. In the column on your right, check the box next to screen sharing. Once you are done screen sharing, other users can now identify your Mac. Open Finder on the other computer, and you'll see your name in the sidebar. Click connect. Screen sharing will be automatic when both computers use the same Apple ID. If not, you have to put a username and password for the screen sharing process to begin.
The other Mac user has the option to allow you to observe their screen. You can also have full control of the screen when they choose the control my screen option. You can easily move files, open apps, and folders. They can also choose to observe my screen that allows you to only look at their screen without doing anything. Macs have a screen-sharing app that allows you to control another Mac computer or just observe the screen.
Mac screen sharing app
On your personal computer, go to the Apple menu and click on system preferences. Choose to share. You have to enable the feature by choosing the select sharing checkbox. It is vital to specify the people who can share on your Mac screen. You can choose all the users or only these users.
In case you select only these users, you can add a user from the users and groups. You can choose 'anyone may request permission to control screen' if you don't want the other user to enter a password and username. Close the sharing dialog box to start the screen-sharing session.
Choose finder and then go and connect to the server on the Mac requesting screen access. The next step is to enter the address of the Mac computer you want to view.
Using BlueJean for sharing on Mac
BlueJeans video calling software makes screen sharing easy on Mac. It also means that you aren’t limited to sharing your screen to only other Macs like Mac’s built-in sharing feature.
How to share screen on Mac
- First, launch the BlueJeans app on your Mac and join a meeting.
- Click the Screen icon at the top of the window and select “Click here to start sharing this screen.”
- That's it. You are now sharing your screen with everyone on the video call.
- You can stop screen sharing by clicking the Screen Share icon again.
BlueJeans for business
And there you have it. While there are a few different ways to share screen on Mac, BlueJeans is the best option for business needs. With many features built for better video calling and advanced security, your meeting will be productive and secure. Give it a try today!