We all love the portability and long battery life of our Macs. However, while using them, there are instances when we need to access desktops or other devices — something that we can do by using Chrome Remote Desktop to turn our Macs into a terminal to access other machines. This makes Chrome Remote Desktop quite handy for users across different operating systems and platforms.
Then again, not everyone seems to find success in using Chrome Remote Desktop. Some Mac users, particularly those who are running Mojave, are unable to get the tool to work on their computers . Whenever they start up their Macs, they are prompted with the question of whether or not to allow chrome remote desktop org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh to operate their systems.
What is org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh?
This is a script that is required to run Chrome Remote Desktop on Mac. If there is a problem with this script, it is likely that you will encounter problems with running Chrome Remote Desktop.
To fix issues with org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh, follow these steps:
- Open System Preferences on your Mac.
- Go to Security & Privacy > Privacy.
- Scroll down and click the Lock You might be prompted to enter your Mac account password. If not, proceed.
- Locate Accessibility and click it.
- Find chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh.
- Tick the box beside it. Your problem should be fixed now!
Now that you have resolved the problem, it’s time to explore how Chrome Remote Desktop works.
How does Chrome Remote Desktop work and how do you use it?
At first, you might feel skeptical about remote access to your computer. You might even think it’s a major security risk. But truth be told, it’s quite safe.
To use Chrome Remote Desktop, you will need a PIN, which is dependent on a certain access code. Only you know th is PIN , and the access code will expire at the end of every session for security reasons.
In addition, the whole remote session is protected by AES encryption over a secure SSL connection. Everything, including your data and your computer, remains relatively safe.
So how do you use Chrome Remote Desktop?
1. Download and install Chrome Remote Desktop.
- Sign into your Google account. You should be logged in to be able to participate and join any active remote access session.
- Go to the Chrome Web Store and find Chrome Remote Desktop. Click the +Free button to add the Chrome Remote Desktop app to your Chrome.
- Confirm that you allow Chrome Remote Desktop to download by clicking the Add
- Once the download is complete, find the Chrome Remote Desktop app in the Chrome App Launcher.
- Click its icon to open the app in the Chrome
2. Use Chrome Remote Desktop.
There are two ways to use the app: user-to-user screen sharing and accessing a personal computer from another machine. If you are providing technical support to a friend, the user-to-user screen sharing is best used. For personal purposes, you can use the other option.
User-to-User Screen Sharing
- Navigate to Remote Assistance and click Get Started.
- If you want other users to access your computer, click But if you want to take control of a shared computer, click Access.
- The Chrome Remote Desktop app will then show an access code to the sharing computer. Enter the code on the computer that will access the sharing computer.
- A notification will display on the screen of the sharing computer, letting the user know who is granted permission to access the computer.
- The desktop of the shared computer will appear in the browser tab of the accessing computer. Take note that the shared screen may be distorted or may have a different resolution. Feel free to make adjustments; you can shrink the screen to fit the browser or maximize it to fill the whole screen.
- To end the session, simply click Stop Sharing.
Accessing Your Computer
- Go to My Computers and click Get Started.
- Click Enable Remote Connections to start adding your computers.
- Chrome will then begin downloading the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer. Once the download is complete, open the installer and follow the instructions flashed on your screen.
- Next, create a PIN with six digits, which will be required to access your computer from another device. Take note, though, that if your computer enters idle mode, it won’t be available to connect via Chrome Remote Desktop. Make sure to adjust your power management settings to keep your computer awake so you can conveniently access it when the need arises.
- You will be prompted to enter the PIN you created. Click
- Repeat the steps on all computers you would like to grant access. You can see all the computers you have granted access to under Chrome Remote Desktop > My Computers. If you want to remove a computer from the list, click the X button next to the name of the computer you want to remove. To rename a computer, click the Pencil button next to the computer you want to rename. Any changes you make will reflect right away in the Chrome Remote Desktop
- To access a computer, click the name of the computer you want to access. You should see the desktop of the remote computer in your browser tab.
- To end the session, click Disconnect or Stop Sharing.
Chrome is definitely a great browser with tons of extensions and apps available to make users more productive. Chrome Remote Desktop is just one of its best apps, giving users remote access to other computers anytime, anywhere!
Now, if you are experiencing speed issues with your Mac while using Chrome Remote Desktop, then it might have something to do with your system. We suggest you scan your system with Tweakbit Mac Repair so you can find those junk and cache files that are keeping you from enjoying your Chrome Remote Desktop experience.
Do you have other problems using Chrome Remote Desktop? Let us know in the comments section.
A Computer Engineer by degree and a writer by profession, Cathy Trimidal writes for Software Tested and Outbyte. For years now, she has contributed articles focusing on the trends in IT, VPN, web apps, SEO, and digital marketing. Although she spends most of her days living in a virtual realm, she still finds time to satisfy her infinite list of interests.