Quick start on Mac OS X

Mac Automatic Setup

To get up you and running quickly we’ll use Jump Desktop’s automatic configuration wizard to configure your computer, and use your Google account to connect to your Mac.

Note for OS X 10.4 users: 10.4 users should follow the manual configuration guide.
Using Windows? Try the Windows Quick Start Guide instead.

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1. Download Jump Desktop Automatic Setup

 

2. Install

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Double click on JumpDesktop.dmg and then open JumpDesktop.pkg.

3. Sign in with your Google account

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After installation completes, you’ll see the Jump Desktop status icon on the top right hand corner of your toolbar. Click the icon and then click Sign in.

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Enter your Google email address and password in the box. If you don’t have a Gmail account, sign up for a free account here: Gmail signup .

Important: Make sure you enter your full email address (including the @gmail.com suffix).

4. Start Screen Sharing

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If screen sharing isn’t already enabled on your Mac, you’ll be prompted to start screen sharing. Make sure you press the Yes button.

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After a brief wait, the Jump Desktop icon will turn black. This means you’re online. If there was a problem with your Google account information, you will be prompted to re-enter it. Tip: If you have trouble logging in, please make sure you’re using a Google account to connect: Troubleshooting login problems

5. Configure Jump Desktop on your iOS or Android device

Click here to configure Jump on Android

Configure Automatic Setup

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Open up Jump Desktop on your Android device. If you see the Automatic Setup button, tap it and enter the same Gmail credentials you used to configure your computer. After a brief wait you should see your computer appear on the main screen.

Connect

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Tap your computer’s name to connect. You’ll be prompted to enter your Mac Credentials. Use your Mac’s password to connect.

To add more computers, just install and configure Jump Desktop on the Macs and make sure you use the same Google account during configuration. The computers will automatically show up on your Android device.

Please read this if you have trouble with Mac Credentials

Click here to configure Jump on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Configure Automatic Setup

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Open Jump on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Settings button on the top left hand corner of the screen, then tap the Email row and enter the same Gmail account information you used on your Mac.

Connect

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Go back to the main Jump screen and you’ll see your Mac’s name listed there. Tap it to connect. You’ll be prompted to enter your Mac Credentials. Use your Mac’s password to connect.

To add more computers, just install and configure Jump Desktop on the Macs and make sure you use the same Google account during configuration. The computers will automatically show up on your iOS device.

Please read this if you have trouble with Mac Credentials

Next steps

Learn how to use Jump Desktop’s features and controls:

See the controls guide and read the documentation.

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