1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 9:55 PM by Mark Oehlschlager
Mark Oehlschlager Level 1 Level 1

I use the iChat screen-sharing service over the internet to help my parents troubleshoot computer issues at long distance.


Lately the trouble is that while my father, within his OS X user account, is able to initiate screen shares with me, my mother, within her OS X user account, can only ask to share my screen -- she does not have the option of inviting me to share her screen.


I had my father create a new OS X user account, and then, within that space, configure Messages with my mother's AIM account info. The result was that screen sharing worked.


What is the problem with screen sharing within my mother's origninal OS X user account?

What must I do to restore my mother's ability to share her screen with me?


We both have iMacs running 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.


Thank you for any insights.



iMac (24-inch Early 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Mark Oehlschlager on Dec 4, 2012 9:55 PM Solved

Thank you everyone.


In the end, it turns out that deleting some of the preferences files from the user>library>preferences folder cleared up the matter. A Genius at an Apple Store helped my folks out.