Wow, it was about two and a half years ago that I acquired the Mac mini that now makes up a useful part of my network, serving up some files, handling my webcam and generally being available for ‘stuff’. I wrote about it in VoiceOver saves the day.
Because I operate the Mac mini ‘headless’, ie without a monitor attached, my usual method of operating it was to use Chicken of the VNC. That was until Leopard came along, with its Screen Sharing.
But it turns out that Screen Sharing has more power than you’d think at first glance, as explained in Macworld | Mac OS X Hints | Add more power to 10.5’s screen sharing:
Screen sharing is based on Apple’s full Remote Desktop package, which offers more control over exactly how remote screens are shared. Luckily for us, Apple left at least some of that functionality in the more-limited screen sharing application—it’s just disabled by default
Copy and paste a couple of straightforward Terminal commands and you can unlock even more functionality.
Just do it.