If you’re a Mac fan, chances are there’s more than one machine set up back at home. If you hail from a multi-Mac household, this is the Macworld video for you, as I offer tips and tricks on working with multiple machines.
Macworld Video #54
- Format: MPEG-4/H.264
- Resolution: 320 x 240 (iPhone & iPod compatible)
- Size: 25 MB
- Length: 10 minutes, 33 seconds
I cover a number of things I do to make the task of working with multiple Macs under one roof a bit easier, specifically:
- Using a network wake-up tool—
WakeOnLan in the GUI, and the
wakeonlan Terminal script—to wake up the various machines around the house.
DropCopy to transfer files, send messages, and move clipboards between machines.
ClipboardSharing to send, receive, or synchronize clipboards across machines.
- Modifying the built-in OS X 10.5 screen-sharing program as described in
this Macworld blog to add useful new features.
- Using 10.5’s screen sharing with
teleport, a program that acts like a virtual keyboard and mouse switchbox, to make screen sharing do things it can’t do alone.
That’s a lot of ground to cover, and it only scratches the surface of this topic. If there’s an issue involving multi-Mac households that I didn’t talk about in the video, feel free to bring it up in the forums. I certainly have more than enough material to revisit this topic in a future video.
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