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How to use Command-Tab to escape screen sharing
Authored by: robleach on Jul 12, '13 08:36:01AM

I for one, like the fact that command-tab and other functions go to the remote machine. It's as if you're sitting at it, which is nice. When I use other screen sharing apps, I get annoyed when command-tab and other commands only work on my local machine, especially when trying to change "spaces", because many times there's no other easily accessible way to do it on the remote machine. I think some things that would make remote machine work easier would be:

1. Something to make hot corners easier to activate when not in full screen mode.
2. Drag and drop to copy files to and from the local/remote system.
3. Warning dialogs when your system decides to quietly turn off back-to-my-mac (happens to me on occasion)
4. Back-to-my-mac shortcut icons for specific machines I can put in my dock (actually, I think I may have just answered this one myself - You can save a .vncloc file from the file menu of the Screen Sharing app)
5. A keyboard button (with an LED) to enable the screen sharing server and/or back-to-my-mac for when your monitor dies so you don't have to ssh in and muck around with defaults write commands
6. More intuitive copy clipboard icons (it doesn't make sense to me)
7. A listing of back-to-my-mac enabled computers to choose from when launching the screen-sharing app (instead of just a box to enter a host URL)
8. The ability to enable at least a very lo-fi audio connection so you can hear beeps from the remote system or at the very least an audio level indicator in the toolbar or some sort of local tone indicating the remote machine is making a sound
9. When a back-to-my-mac machine is offline, show it greyed out in the side-bar with a warning icon you can click to get the status instead of removing it completely without a way of finding out why it's not online
10. Some sort of indicator on the remote machine that tells users physically at the machine that a remote user is logged in.
11. The ability to screen-share using a different user account in the background instead of the currently logged-in user
12. An iPhone app for screen sharing via back-to-my-mac (like LogMeIn)!!!
13. The ability to temporarily indicate a second Apple-ID in the screen-sharing app in order to share with a remote computer running under a different Apple account

OK people, let's get cracking on these hints...!



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