This article applies to all TeamViewer users in a connection from Mac devices. For the Windows Remote Control toolbar, please click here.
During a TeamViewer remote control session, the TeamViewer Remote Session Toolbar appears on the top of the screen of your local computer.
This article explains all available features of the toolbar in connections from Mac devices.
This is the main menu of the TeamViewer toolbar:
The toolbar's functions
The following chapters describe the different features of the toolbar, starting from the left and ending on the right side of the toolbar.
X - Closing the session
With this button, you can close the remote session. If a lock symbol is visible, it means that the current user session of the remote device will be locked after closing the TeamViewer connection.
👉We recommend to always use the cross button within the TeamViewer toolbar to close a TeamViewer session . We do not recommend to use the Mac closing red circle in the upper left corner of the remote session window.
The home button leads you to the General information dashboard:
In this dashboard, you can find a detailed overview of useful information about your device such as:
- (1) Processes: How many processes are running (with the option to open the Task Manager)
- (2) Performance: Usage of CPU, RAM and Drive
- (3) Disk health: General information about the hard disk
- (4) Security: Shows if security applications are working as expected
- (5) Remote control session: Indicates how long the session
- (6) Device: General information about your device such as Manufacturer, Serial number, OS version, Battery state...
- (7) System environment: Gives key information about your network environment such as Domain, IP address etc...
The File Transfer button allows you to transfer files between the two devices
- File transfer: Opens the file transfer tool. For more information about how to use file transfer with TeamViewer, please read our dedicated article here: How can I transfer files with TeamViewer
- File box: Allows you to find the file you want to transfer via the Finder tool. For more information about this option, please read our Manual for Remote Control, Chapter 5.3 here: Manual for remote control
The Actions button offers you different actions within the remote control session:
- Switch sides with partner: Allows you to switch sides in the connection, so the remote device can view your screen
- Ctrl+Alt+Del: Sends Ctrl+Alt+Delete command to Windows devices
- Leave note: Allows you to leave a note on the remote computer before disconnecting
- Lock Computer:
- Lock: Locks remote computer immediately
- Lock on session end: When checked, any connection ended from your device will lock the remote machine. If you wish to turn this off, un-check the option from the menu
- Remote Reboot: Allows you to log off the current user on the remote machine, and reboot the device normally or in safe mode
- Send key combinations: If this option is enabled, this will allow you to send key combinations and use all available shortcuts on the remote side during your remote session
- Lock the keyboard and mouse: If this option is enabled, the remote input will be disabled. This is very useful if you are doing maintenance work on the remote computer and want to make sure no one disturbs you in your work
- Show black screen (Windows only): If this option is enabled, the screen of the remote side will turn black. This is a perfect feature if you are doing confidential work in an environment with high traffic.
The View button offers you different options to optimize and individulize the view your remote control session:
- Auto select: This option will automatically calculate the best balance between Optimize quality and Optimize Speed.
- Optimize quality: This option will optimize the graphic quality of the remote session. Please note that this might decrease the fluidity (speed) of the remote session.
- Optimize Speed: This option will optimize the fluidity of the remote session. Please note that this might decrease the graphic quality of the remote session.
- Custom settings: This option loads the user-defined optimization settings
- Edit custom settings: Set the user-defined optimization settings
- Original: Will display the same screen scale that is on the remote side.
- Scaled: Will stretch the screen to get the best size on your local computer.
- Active Monitor: If connected to a device with multiple monitors, will allow you to select which one to view
- Screen resolution: Here you can select the resolution of the remote side. Please note that the resolution possibilities depend on the hardware used on the remote side.
- Select single window: With this option, you can put on full screen a specific window of the remote computer. This is very useful if you are working with multiple open windows and full screen is required. By clicking on the option, a cross formed cursor will appear. To select the windows you want to maximize, just left-click on the specific window.
- Show whole desktop: With this option, you will see everything open on the remote device.
- Refresh: This might be useful if you have a lot of interaction going on on your screen. Refreshing it will give you the latest display of your remote screen.
- Remove wallpaper: If enabled, the wallpaper will turn black on the remote side.
- Show remote cursor: If enabled, the mouse cursor of the remote computer will be also shown.
The Audio/Video button offers you different options to communicate with the connection partner during your remote control session:
- Computer sound: If enabled, you will hear on your local computer the audio output of the remote computer
- Video: Enables the video function. To activate your cam, please click on the cam logo as below:
- Chat: Starts a chat with the remote user
- Start audio:Enables the audio function, where you can switch between Microphone and Phone, as well as mute the remote computer's microphone and speakers
- Whiteboard: Enables the Whiteboard. For more information about the whiteboard, please read our dedicated article here: How to use the Whiteboard
The Extras button offers you additional options from within your remote control session:
- Activate TeamViewer Printing: Please note that the Print driver needs to be installed on your device to use this function. For more information about the whiteboard, please read our dedicated article here: Remote printing with TeamViewer
- Invite additional participants: This feature will allow you to invite other people into your remote session. Please note that you can only invite users who are registered in your Computers & Contact
- Record: Allows you to Start, Pause, and Stop recording your current session
- Remote Update: Allows you to update TeamViewer remotely, in case a new update is available. More information here: How do I update TeamViewer?
- Connection Info: Information on the Access Control settings allowed on the remote computer as well as information regarding the connection itself, including Connection Type, Duration of session, Amount of traffic sent/received, Display resolution, and the version of TeamViewer running on the remote machine
Here you can open applications on the remote computer:
Here, you can execute scripts on the remote computer. For more information about how to execute scripts, please read this article: