Questions tagged [remote-desktop]

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What's a free and open source alternative to TeamViewer (remote control software) for GNU/Linux?

So I'm running Debian 9.0 and I'm looking for a FOSS remote control software that allows me to remotely control other GNU/Linux' as well as Windows machines. Does such a thing exist? It should be as ...
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App that controls PC's mouse cursor using Android's mouse cursor

I want an app that let me control the mouse cursor on my computer using a mouse connected to my Android device without having to touch or drag on the screen to move it, i.e., when I see the mouse ...
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Free remote desktop software for Linux with modern secure protocol using system authentication

When connecting to a Linux desktop remotely it seems like the only games in town are NX and VNC. NX is now very not free. And VNC is stuck in the 70s - authentication doesn't even have the concept of ...
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Open-source solutions to make Linux desktop easily accesible remotely from Windows

I want to setup a Linux desktop where friends with windows PCs can login remotely and play with it to get familiar with Linux. I've tried Ubuntu 14.04 but failed miserably while trying to share the ...
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Remote desktop software where every remote client has their individual desktop session of the host, so that each client can work independently

Microsoft's RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) supports multi user/session remote access, where every remote client has their individual desktop session of the host system, so that each client can work ...
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Open source remote access software for Windows

We are evaluating remote access software for our organization for the purposes of I.T. support. We have over 300 PCs spread across various sites. We have narrowed down on two paid-for solutions: ...
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Free remote desktop software for real time screencasting

I am selling desktop-based application, and I want to demo my software to potential clients who are living thousands of miles away from me. I can either fly in and demo to him in person, or I can ask ...
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Free software for tutoring remotely?

I'm going to start live tutoring remotely for some extra cash. I own a tablet with stylus, but am considering getting a Wacom Bamboo for my desktop because I'm not sure my tablet could handle ...
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Remotely access Linux desktop from the Android tablet with minimal lag

I have an Android tablet with a keyboard and a mouse attached to it, and I want to use the tablet as a thin client for my Linux workstation. Previously, I've used a netbook with X2Go for this purpose ...
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Looking for a great Remote Desktop recommendation

I'm looking for a reliable alternative to TeamViewer. I don't need it to be open-source or free, I just need the following features: (This is a long extensive list that I have in mind, please feel ...
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Linux Alternative for Windows RDP

I am searching for a Linux alternative, which has the following specific features: When I remotely login to my workstation from my portable device, my workstation should show a lockscreen, and my ...
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No-install remote desktop without any pop-ups

I am looking for an application that is a remote desktop client (similar to TeamViewer), but requires no install and no popups. It must work on Windows Free software is preferred, but a one-time-fee ...
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Remote viewing software

I am building a series of scientific instruments that run computers with Windows 7 Embedded Standard inside, right now to connect to that computer we either connect a VGA cable to a monitor or connect ...
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I need to accesss my Desktop computer over local LAN via tablet or laptop, what software can do this effeciently?

I need to access my desktop via local LAN using a windows tablet or laptop, what software do you recommend? Desktop has Windows Home. Main usage is: accessing large PDFs / possible gaming.
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Utilize a webcam on a Linux PC to a Windows PC

I have a dummy PC (Linux Mint 14 Nadia) that it just have a webcam and TeamViewer. I use that PC to connect to a virtual machine (Win 7) hosted in a more powerful PC. Both are located in the same ...
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Remote control Windows 10 Pro laptop in backpack from Android phone without internet, but Bluetooth or WiFi

I travel a lot in my town on foot and via bus/train/tram and it's winter. Therefore, I have no time or space or way to take out my laptop until I'm sitting somewhere. I was thinking if I could access ...
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Scheduling remote access

I need a software for scheduling of remote access to my computer, so that many people are able to access it in a day, one or few hours at a time. This may be done by changing pass-codes every hour ...
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Remote Desktop software from Windows to Linux for real remote sessions, not just remote control

After doing a little bit of thinking and research, it appears there are actually 2 ways you can "do remote desktop": the Remote Control way: the software opens a channel to replicate the screen and ...
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Free Remote desktop for Windows+Linux without ads, with QuickSync

I'm looking for a Remote Desktop solution. It must: Cost nothing Support both Linux and Windows (unlike UltraVNC) Have no ads or popups (unlike TeamViewer or AnyDesk, like NoMachine) Preferably be ...
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Linux remote desktop over SSH (alternative to FreeNX)

I need to find a remote desktop client on my Linux server than works over SSH. We use FreeNX before but it's got outdated and removed from many repos. Which client can you recommend?
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Remote Desktop Software Recommendations

we need remote desktop software for our company. We already search in the internet but we cant find it. Software should contain them: easy to use(setup and other stuff) should not request permission ...
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Multimonitor VNC/Remote Desktop

Here is the setup I'd like to achieve: Upstairs is my home office, with my work computer with 3 monitors. Downstairs is my server rack, with my laptop (no extra monitors). My laptop has Windows 10 ...
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Remote Desktop with “VMware Unity Mode”

I often Remote Desktop (to another Windows server as another user) to run one of a few applications (including Windows Explorer itself) to perform various administrative tasks. I am looking for a way ...
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i need a software for online class

I'm going to hold an online class. I need a software to share my microphone and monitor by my students. How i can do it? I assemble team viewer by skype! but it's not best way!
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Remotely Play Games on PC While Someone is Using It

Basically what I would like is for someone to be able to remote onto my PC and stream a video game while I'm still using it. I've tried Steam In-Home Streaming, but that takes control of the entire ...
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Lightweight, multi-platform, remote desktop program running directly

I have at work, a very specific network environment for testing satellite connection, which we have a computer that is connected to the satellite environment. Over this network we then connected to ...
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Inhouse PC Remote Control Software

I need a software similar to TeamViewer. However, the computer that I will control is in the next room (two desktops). I do not want to go back and forth between two rooms. Why I don't want to use ...
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Privacy-focused remote desktop tool/service

Could somebody advise any safe remote desktop service? By privacy-oriented, I mean: Open source Encrypted Sends to third-party servers only the minimum amount of information required to establish a ...
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full dualmonitor support for vnc/remote-desktop to Centos machine?

We have to switch over to using linux VM's, connected to from a windows box using vnc, at our office, removing existing linux development boxes that developers use to have. We want to minimize the ...
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Open source/Free real time remote desktop software for linux/Mac Operating systems?

Use case: Accessing my office desktop, from home, as if I am sitting in front of the office desk :) Tools Used: Chrome remote desktop (latency, seems to be very slow) Team Viewer (not free) Any ...
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VNC Viewer with AutoX option

I'm using bVNC: Secure VNC Viewer for Android. It has feature called AutoX. It finds or starts x11vnc and can automatically discover existing or create new X session when connecting through SSH. ...
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Free alternative to Teamviewer? [closed]

I need an alternative to Teamviewer for Windows. I have tried UltraVNC but it requires port forwarding and I don't have access to the router. For some reason Teamviewer is asking me for a licence and ...
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Remote desktop software which dedicates identical but separate desktops to clients

I'm looking for a software that works like a remote desktop but the person who is sitting in front of the monitor doesn't see the changes. i'm currently working with Real VNC but that does not support ...
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VNC client with GUI that can connect to a VNC server through an SSH tunnel

I am looking for a VNC client with a GUI that can connect to VNC server through an SSH tunnel. It should work on Microsoft Windows. Any license and price is fine. RealVNC client does not have SSH:
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Light weight alternatives to Teamviewer on Raspberry, Android type devices & Tiny linux distros?

Little bit about TeamViewer & how it operates What is the difference between TeamViewer and VNC? With numerous modules and features, TeamViewer goes far beyond the functionality of ...
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Software for switching between Mac laptop and Windows workstation using multi-monitor setup

(x-post from stackexchange/superuser) Here is my current setup at home: For now, I am able to connect remotely to my work computer at the office, both via my Mac work laptop and my Windows desktop. ...
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Which software supports multiple users logging in remotely, simultaneously and independently into a Mac?

I would like to know if it is possible for multiple users to log-in remotely into a Mac system and doing their work independently at the same time? Each user has his own desktop (window machine). Is ...
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Remote desktop for Windows 10 IoT

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT and I can deploy and debug my applications. However, I only have 1 screen, so if I want to see the UI displayed by Raspberry Pi, I need to disconnect the ...
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Remote access/administrator with ability to make remote screen static

I have used TightVNC for a long time now. I want to be able to access/work-on my remote computer (rm1) from my present computer (rm2) BUT with my remote computer locked. Why? Nasty siblings, meh :P ...
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Looking for an app to control a tablet or smart device from a PC

Everything I find when I search for this topic is how to control a PC from a tablet/smart device, but I'm looking to control my tablet/phone from a PC. I've used TeamViewer in the past, but it is ...
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Software to enable right-click copy and paste files from a Windows local machine to a GCP linux instance

I have users who connect via RDP into a GCP Linux VM (GUI enabled) from their Windows local computers. They require to be able to right-click copy files from Windows and then right click and paste ...
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need W10 install-free screen sharing

I want to share my desktop and collaborate with someone outside my org. Normally I would install teamviewer or anydesk, but that won't work. My W10 computer is locked down by the infrastructure ...
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What VNC client for Mac and/or Windows can I use to connect to “Screen Sharing” on Fedora and Ubuntu (desktop OSes)?

The only app I've found that works is Remmina, but of course that only runs on Linux. Apparently the issue is with encryption, which I don't even need because all traffic is staying on my LAN (behind ...
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Remote desktop aternative to Teamviewer that can block inputs on remote PC+turn remote screen black

Teamviewer recently decided to cut off the Block Remote User Input and Show Black Screen from Free users, and limit it to Business+ plans (starts at $50/month...yikes!). So was looking to an ...
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Sending signal from android phone to receive on windows PC

I'm trying to get started on a simple project where I execute some script or some cmd command via a "button" on my phone. For starters I just need to figure out how I set up the interface from phone ...
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What software can I use to automatically click the OK button in a 'Remote Desktop Session Time Limit' pop-up?

We have an application installed in a Remote Desktop Service(RDS). But due to Session Time Limit enforced, we are being prompted with the Idle timer expired pop-up whenever there is inactivity. In ...
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Looking for software to remote manage family computers

I help a couple of family members out with computer issues when they have them. This happens a few times a year, but not frequently. I was using Team Viewer, but that software has gotten stupid, and ...
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Remote Desktop Software [Windows<->Linux]

I'm looking for remote desktop to be able to connect (primarily) from Linux PC (Debian, regular X and no display manager such as gnome/xfce etc) to Windows 7. I can't use Teamviewer (version 13/14 - ...
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Organize and Manage Remote Desktop Sessions

In our company we have a list of Windows PCs that are available via Remote Desktop to a lot of users. As we haven't got enough remote machines for everyone, and not everybody needs one all the time, ...
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Remote desktop application that runs on Wayland (alternative to Teamviewer)

Teamviewer runs on Linux but not on wayland, I'm looking for a team viewer alternative that: Is free Runs on Linux wayland, primarily ubuntu 18.04 Not Anydesk, because it causes too many issues with ...