Monday, December 9, 2019

#1 2019-08-14 10:29:17 am

Adam Bell
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Target Display Mode on Remote Computer

I'm using a new Mac mini runing OS X 10.14.6 now and using my mid-2011 27" iMac running OS X 10.13.6 in Target Display Mode as it's main display (with a 22" hp display as its secondary screen). Getting this rig up and running in the morning is a bit of a pain -- both machines have to be wakened, logged into, and then on the iMac keyboard I press Control-F2 to get Target Display Mode running on the iMac. This brings the clutter of two keyboards, of course, and the cascade of errors introduced by typing on the wrong one.

I keep thinking that if I were a clever enough with a bash script on the mini, I should be able to wake the iMac, log into it, and then invoke Command-F2 to have the iMac come alive as my main screen. Given all the enhanced security these days though, I'm wondering if this is even possible.

Ideas? Opinions?


Mac mini running 10.14.6, 2011 27" iMac as display.

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#2 2019-08-15 10:41:44 am

KniazidisR
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Registered: 2019-03-03
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Re: Target Display Mode on Remote Computer

Adam Bell wrote:

both machines have to be wakened, logged into, and then on the iMac keyboard I press Control-F2 to get Target Display Mode running on the iMac.


1) To wake up 2 machines at certain time of the morning, you can use How to Schedule Your Mac to Wake Up with AppleScript. You should create 2 separate scripts. One for each machine.

2) Automated login involves creating 2 authentication plugins. One for each machine. Look here.
Caution with this: if you write a plugin with an error, you will not be able to log in with GUI.

3) Then you need only press manually Control-F2 on your iMac.


It is complicated, I don't need that, so I can't help you more.

Last edited by KniazidisR (2019-08-16 05:39:29 am)


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