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Desktop sharing has been available for quite some time in Skype, but the ability to control another user's desktop (with their permission of' course) has always been the domain of Teamviewer.

It has recently been suggested that there were some ways to do this within Skype without having to make the switch as long as both people had the add-on installed. However, I am having difficulty locating them or understanding how to form the google search to include such items.

Does anyone have any knowledge of such tools?  If so, what are they?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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http://scand.com/products/skyremote/

I haven't used it myself, but it appears current.  The site mentions using public API methods, but I was led to believe that Microsoft had cut off API access.  Again, not a Skype user, personally, but this could work for you.

Please comment if this is successful...it would be handy for others, I am sure.
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same here looks like its skyremote tool

Also check if this is the one you are looking

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/161451/Remote-Desktop-Control-with-Automated-Skype
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Gary,

There are a myriad of alternatives...as the original poster already mentioned TeamViewer.  There is always TightVNC.  Completely free for commercial or non-commercial use.  Easy setup, and the ability to setup a different password for administration and control.  However, frugalmule wishes to stay within Skype.  In that sense, I failed as well, since SkyRemote is a separate app.

Personally, I don't think you can beat TeamViewer's features for the price when using it in a non-commercial manner.  In a commercial application, I have successfully deployed TightVNC through a VPN for secure remote desktop access.  Having tried Chrome's plugin, I can say that it is far from ideal.  It's very interesting, and you can set it so people can access your desktop without user interaction, but TeamViewer really beats it in performance and features.

For frugaluser, I guess that I am saying that you are probably better off sticking with TeamViewer, if you already know it and use it.  It really is one of the best remote desktop programs available.
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Skyremote to no avail.  Apparently Skype is now owned my MS which says volumes about why none of the options are integrating anymore.  So I wonder if there would be a way to simply point to something using the built-in screensharing.
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