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Another way to create a screen sharing shortcut


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Recently, I read a hint about how to use Automator to execute a shell script to open a screen sharing session to another machine. It turns out that there is a much simpler (and faster) way to accomplish this.


  1. Open a screen sharing session to the desired host.
  2. Notice the small icon in the middle of the title bar of the screen sharing session.
  3. Click on the icon and drag a copy to your desktop.
  4. Close the screen sharing session.
  5. Click on the icon you dragged to the desktop. It should open a connection to the desired host.
  6. You can rename the icon or add graphics to the icon as desired.


Note that this method opens the session much more quickly than the Automator shell script method.

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