AnyDesk on macOS
To install AnyDesk on macOS, enter admin credentials for each of the following steps and click "Install":
- Accept Terms and Conditions
- Install the helper tool
- Install AnyDesk
Session Request and Accept Window
The accept window is displayed for incoming clients during session request. Applied to the accept window are client details and available permissions.
Default incoming client permissions:
- Allow to take control
- Allow to use clipboard
- Allow to use file manager
Disabling all options in settings or during session creates a passive remote device.
Requirements for macOS Catalina
Starting with macOS Catalina AnyDesk needs the permissions for controlling and recording. A prompt is shown in AnyDesk's main window below the AnyDesk-ID/Alias, if AnyDesk detects they're not granted. Clicking "Configure" will open up the correct settings page, in which you will need to enable AnyDesk under "Accessibility" and "Screen Recording". This can manually be done by going to "System Preferences" > "Security & Privacy" > "Privacy" and then "Accessibility" and "Screen Recording" respectively.
Requirements for macOS Mojave
Every macOS starting with Mojave requires AnyDesk to explicitly control a device, on the first start, a message for this is shown, to accept this. If this message was denied, the setting can manually be changed in "System Preferences", "Security&Privacy", "Privacy", "Accessibility" by add "AnyDesk" to the list of trusted apps.
Click "Browse files" to start the File Manager session.
Set interface options:
- Set language
- Ask for comment after session
- Show AnyDesk ID instead of Alias
- Open address book on startup
MacOS does not support audio transmission.
In the macOS "User Interface"-menu, it is possible to choose whether keyboard shortcuts are executed locally or on the remote system.
Additionally, it provides a "Host Key"(Right Command) that, when held down, forces all shortcuts to execute locally.
See also: Keyboard Shortcuts
There are two options to uninstall AnyDesk on macOS:
- Remove AnyDesk from App folder to trash.
- Remove AnyDesk folder in your Home directory.
See also: AnyDesk_ID_and_Alias