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I've been quite reliant on MS SharedView. I have found it to be faster than VNC, and also allows for highlighting of the other person's screen without needing to take control of the mouse and can be used behind a NAT firewall very easily.

With the release of IE9, SharedView now crashes and a fix does not seem forthcoming. Are there any fast alternatives that allow for the same features (easy use behind a firewall, speed, and highlighting).


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Geez, I rely on sharedview all the time. downloaded IE9 and now I am stuck. I sure hope this is solved. – Daniel Williams Apr 5 '11 at 15:43
Update on their blog doesn't look good. Will either take months to fix, or fix will never come. Worst part is they won't say which one. – Scott Apr 12 '11 at 4:51
I tried Mikogo, which was a bit noisy. is a pretty simple alternative that I am currently using. Downside is that you cannot switch who is sharing screens, only the initiator can share. – Daniel Williams Aug 25 '11 at 21:20
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I've experienced the same. I've been using Live Meeting (paid) and Join.Me (free) since.

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