Gaining control to a computer or equipment while not necessarily being physically located near it. More specific tags include [remote-desktop] and [vnc]. Not the same as [remote-access].

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Remote desktop type software that the client need not install anything [closed]

I am primarily a Macintosh user, and can usually walk a client though any troubles they may have because I have a Macintosh in front of me. If they are on a different OS, things are close enough, or I ...
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How can I start a virtualbox vm remotely on a Windows host?

I've tried KpyM as an SSH server as well as cygwin. Neither vboxmanage nor vboxheadless seem to be able to recognized the virtual machines. commands run as expected via command prompt on the host, ...
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harmony 1100 remote on a custom ubuntu boxee comp

I have a old computer with hdmi output that I installed ubuntu and boxee on. I want to set it up so I can control it with my harmony 1100 remote control. How can I do this? Alternatively how can I ...
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How to remotely clean a Windows computer of spyware and viruses?

I am a college student, and my parents are hours away. So last time I went home, I upgraded my mom's computer to Windows 7, and also installed Hamachi to it so that it's in a VPN with my laptop. Well ...
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Using multiple computers effectively

I have some extra (old) Macs and PCs around the house and a MacBook that's sometimes overworked. I'm looking for tips on using multiple computers effectively. Basically, I'd like to add to the ...
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How to render remote assistance to a person using Live Messenger?

There is a feature within Windows Live Messenger v9 that allows a person to ask for remote assistance. BBut as I understand it, this works only if the router is UPnP enabled on both ends. Today I ...
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Remote control for mythtv?

Can anybody reccommend a good remote control to buy to use with mythtv?
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How to remote desktop to a Windows Vista machine from a Redhat machine?

I can find this article about remote desktop in Vista, but none that tells me how to remotely control my Vista machine from my Redhat machine. Any ideas?
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Best way to screen share between a PC Desktop & Mac Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remotely login to my Windows PC using my Mac? I have a 15" Macbook Pro & a dual-screen Vista desktop. There are a few programs I occasionally use that are ...
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Office jukebox systems [closed]

We're looking for a good office jukebox solution where staff can select songs via a web interface to be played over the central set of speakers. Must haves: Web Interface RSS / easy to scrap ...
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Remote Desktop assistance

Here is my current scenario: I have two PCs at different locations connected to same ISP. Note on both sides same configuration software / hardware ISP has provided me a device which is connected ...
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can somebody from my VPN see my screen, if yes how to stop this?

I'm a member of VPN at my work (I'm not the admin of the network), I have installed windows 7 pro on my pc myself and all the other software, and I am the admin of my PC, is it possible for someone ...
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Can I make a X-server to read keyboard and mouse from another windows machine?

I have 2 PC, one using Linux and another using Windows7. I want to use both display cards with the windows machine. I cannot find such virtual device for windows. So, since it is possible to run X ...
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Is there a Linux-compatible R/C simulator that works with real radios?

My Dad flies radio-controlled (R/C) aircraft. He used to run a simulator called "RealFlight" which allowed him to connect his actual radio to his computer and fly simulated craft. He learned enough ...
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How to prevent question mark cursor issue cause be Insert key when doing VNC to a mac?

I found out that when I press the Insert key on the client I will block the OS X VNC server by putting it in a "help mode" where you get the question mark mouse cursor. The mouse works but I cannot ...
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Remote control a computer using another computer

I've got a main desktop computer at home, I'd like watch movies using it but able to control it afar. For example, I would like to lay on my bed and control the desktop using my own laptop via ...
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How to make VLC Player and GOM Player respond to the Remote Control?

The remote control included with some desktop or notebook works quite ok with Windows Media Player, but is there a very trustworthy way of making the remote control work with VLC Player and the GOM ...
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Remote screen control

At my house we have a 42" LCD connected to a media PC running Vista and use it for things like streaming video & music, playing games, etc. We control the media PC with a wireless mouse & ...
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How to use my computer to control a lamp?

I've been researching computer automation systems, but everything I've found has been overkill for what I'm interested in. Can anyone help me control a lamp that is on my desk, plugged in the wall ...
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How do I configure an ordinary TV remote control to work with lirc on Linux?

I am running MythTV on Ubuntu 9.10 and I would like to use a TV remote to control it. I know that lirc needs a configuration file for the remote, but none of my remotes is in the official database. If ...
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Use Wii Remote as presentation clicker

I would like to use a Wii remote with my Macbook pro to control Keynote for presentations, primarily using A for next slide and B for previous. I prefer a free program, as I have a perfectly good ...
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something like logmein that will let me login to a remote ubuntu

I am looking for something like logmein but my target machine is Ubuntu 8.04. I.e. I want to easily log in from any place in the internet to my ubuntu machine.
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Getting triple-tap for Gyration Media Center remote working in Windows shell

I have this Gyration remote which, out of the box, does not support triple-tap for text entry outside of Media Center; only numbers can be entered in the Windows shell. Gyration have a patch that ...
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How do I parameter the Remote Control on an iMac?

I just installed Snow Leopard X.6 on my iMac 24", and now the remote control is acting strangely. Before, it only worked on video software (VLC, DVD player, etc...), at least in priority. Now, when I ...
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Is there a way to use a generic IR receiver with a MCE remote in Vista/7 Media Center

I have a MCE remote from long ago (shipped with an MCE 2005), but i cannot find the IR receiver. I now have Win7 and a generic usb IR receiver i picked up a fry's. Is there a way to make my old mce ...
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How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?

I've seen this happen on 2 different HP laptops now. If I try to use them in the same room as a Media Center, the MCE TV remote keeps sending commands to the laptop. This can do anything from wake ...
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Universal Remote Question

I'm looking for the mid-price point universal remote to control a Visio TV + Blue Ray (Samsung)+Comcast Cable Box + Panasonic Stereo. I would like touch screen if possible with easy setup. Price is ...
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What is the best way to know Apple Remote Control battery status?

Is there any way to know the Apple Remote Control battery status from my Mac OS X?
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Remote CMD Login

I need a VNC/SSH/something server that will let me access command line remotely from a limited account (meaning no services or any install). Just a simple exe that I can run and have it either connect ...
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Software for remote controlling a computer with Kubuntu

I have a father who is totally lost with computers. From time to time, he calls me and says there's something wrong with the computer, but he cannot quite explain what the problem is. I'm now ...
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When I log into my PC via GoToMyPc, all the other computers in my house lose connectivity

When I log into my home PC through GoToMyPC from work, the computers in my home lose Internet connectivity. Has anyone had this issue before or has some insight into this?
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Xbox360 Universal Media Remote - out of sync?

I have the Universal Media Remote from Microsoft, which was included with my HD-DVD package. I've been using it for over a year to watch videos/DVDs on my Xbox360 and it saved me the hassle of ...
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How do I override the default Vista MCE Remote Control Behaviour

I rencently bought a microsoft MCE remote control even though I dont have a media centre version of vista. The remote came with no software but out of the box some of the buttons caused windows to do ...
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Control TV tuner card without bundled controller? [closed]

I just added a Hauppauge HVR-2200 (EU version of their HVR-2250 dual tuner card) to my system. The package does not come with the MCE remote controller, IR receiver or IR emitters though I think I ...
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Can iPhone Apps “see” your data or information?

I would like to install one of the iPhone apps that allows me to remotely log into my home network from wherever I am. Does anyone know if these apps can see my login and password as I enter it to ...
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How to remotely control media playback?

My Wireless headset doesn't work on my 64Bit Win7. But luckily for me I have a backup 32Bit notebook, on this system the audio works fine. So what I was doing is plugging in this wireless device into ...
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how to prevent ir receiver from waking computer

I have an HP dv4 notebook, which has an ir receiver on the front. I want to configure it so that no matter what, IR signals will not trigger vista media center to start. It currently starts whether ...
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Laptop as a TV Remote [closed]

Is there some way to get the infrared port of my laptop to be used as a remote control for the television? Obviously there is, with limited capability, but what program will do this for free? ...
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What is a good IR-receiver for my Linux (XBMC) HTPC?

I have bought a Asrock 330 ION-BD and use it as a HTPC. I'm running XBMC under Linux (Ubuntu). I'm missing a good Remote control. The problem is that the Asrock doesn't have an IR receiver onboard ...
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OS X Tiger Won't Detect Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote

I have a Logitech Harmony 670 universal remote and a Macbook running OS X 10.5 Tiger. I've downloaded the Harmony software (v 7.6.0.8), but it won't detect the remote when I plug it in via USB ...
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Any way to control FiOS cable box from the computer?

I have noticed that the cable box has a USB port on the back. The install tech also said this device uses an IP address. Is it possible to control the cable box either via the USB cable or through ...
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How can I use my computer to control my house?

I would like a way to use my computer to control the lights and appliances in my house. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to do this. I would prefer to do this as unobtrusively as ...
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How can I control two computers with the same keyboard and mouse?

How can I control two computers (with seperate monitors) with the same keyboard and mouse? Is there a software solution to this? Can the computers be running different OSs?
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...