Enable screen share on a Mac

The first time you share your screen on a Mac you must enable it in the computer's System Settings/System Preferences.

IMPORTANT:
You must quit and reopen the browser when you first enable Screen Recording (screen sharing) on your Mac. Be sure to go through these steps before you start recording on Riverside.

Steps for MacOS Ventura (version 13 and later)

  1. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click the Apple logo and choose System Settings.
  2. On the left, click Privacy & Security.
  3. On the right, scroll down and click Screen Recording.
    MacOS-13_settings-privacy-Screen-recording.png
  4. Under the list of applications, click the + (plus button).
  5. If required, enter the computer's password and click Unlock.
  6. In the application picker, go to the Applications folder.
  7. Select a supported browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
  8. Click Open.
  9. Next to the browser's name, click the toggle on toggle-on.svg.
  10. Quit and re-open the browser.
  11. Join a Riverside Studio and start the screen share again.

Steps for MacOS Monterey (version 12 and earlier)

  1. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click the Apple logo and choose System Preferences.
  2. Click the Security & Privacy icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, click the lock.
  5. In the pop-up, enter your computer's password.
  6. On the left, scroll to and click on Screen Recording.
  7. Under the list of applications, click the + (plus button).
  8. In the application picker, go to the Applications folder.
  9. Select a supported browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
  10. Click Open.
  11. Next to the browser's name, check the box.
    MacOS-12_preferences-privacy-Screen-recording.png
  12. Quit and re-open the browser.
  13. Join a Riverside Studio and start the screen share again.

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