On iChat Theater and Screen Sharing...

by Bruce Elgort

Two new features that I have been looking forward to in Leopard are the ability to share files using iChat Theater and the second is screen sharing. iChat Theater allows you to share photos, Keynote presentations and other files with another a remote party. This feature has worked quite well. Below you can see that I was showing my dad the presentation that I gave with Vince and Kevin in Dublin last May. That's him in the lower left corner.

Leopard iChat Theater

Screen sharing also works very well. I am now able to easily troubleshoot my Dad's Mac when he has a question. One thing that baffles me in iChat Screen Sharing is how to stop the screen sharing. I can swap back and forth between my screen and the remote side but, I cannot figure out how to simply stop screen sharing all together. The only was I have found to do this is to click on the "x" of the small window in the lower right. The only problem with this is that it also drops the video call.

Leopard Screen Sharing

Does anybody know how to stop screen sharing? Some have told me that there used to be a button in the Leopard betas that seems to have vanished in the shipping version.

Update

It appears that 10.5.1 has fixed all of the iChat screen sharing problems I was having.

Comments

Yeah, screen sharing is absolutely amazing.
Works very, very, well indeed.

And I also experienced the same problem:
closing the shared window stops the chat session as well.

Perhaps we should have a look at the Apple Users Forum..

Pieter Lansbergen, 2007-11-09

> Perhaps we should have a look at the Apple Users Forum..

I'd be very much surprised if vowe hadn't done that already before posting the question here. :-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-11-09

> I'd be very much surprised if vowe hadn't done that already before posting the question here. :-)

And I'd be very much surprised if vowe posted under the name of Bruce Elgort :-))

Ole Saalmann, 2007-11-09

And I wouldn't be surprised if Bruce hadn't first searched the Apple Support Forms before posting :-)

Bruce Elgort, 2007-11-09

"To end a screen sharing session, type Command-Escape from either computer. Or, from the computer that is accessing the shared screen, click the X icon in the upper left of the currently smaller window."

from
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20071102122311545

I do not know if Command-Escape quits also the chat session?

Andreas Muth, 2007-11-09

Andreas,

Command + Escape brings up Front Row on my system :-)

Bruce Elgort, 2007-11-09

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