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How to share your desktop using Chrome remote desktop application

Submitted by multiplier on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:01

You can share your desktop using Chrome remote desktop plugin/application. Please follow below steps.

  1. Bring up Chrome browser.
  2. Please login to your gmail id first.
  3. Go to this link. You will see a page as below.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop


  4. Click ADD TO CHROME button to add this extension to Chrome browser.
  5. Next you will below screen.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop


  6. Click Add app button. It may take few minutes to add that extension to your Chrome browser.
  7. After that extension is added, either it will show all apps in google or you can go to apps like accessing chrome://apps/ link in Chrome. You will see below screen.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop



    As you can see the last icon is Chrome Remote Desktop one.

  8. Double click on that to bring up chrome remote desktop application. Chrome remote desktop application GUI comes up as shown below.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop

  9. If you need to share your desktop, click share button. If you want to see your peer's desktop click access button. Lets assume that you want to share your screen to your peer, click share button. If you are running Chrome Remote Desktop first time, it will ask to install a chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb file as shown below.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop

    Click Accept and install button to install the chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb file.

  10. Immediately chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb starts downloading and also you will see a below application GUI.

    Chrome Remote Deesktop

  11. After download complete, open a terminal, go to directory path where chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb is downloaded and execute below command. Please use exact .deb file name.
  12. sudo dpkg -i chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb
  13. After installation complete, see if it is successful. Sometimes it throws some error during installation as shown in below image.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop



    In such case execute below command to repair broken packages.
    sudo apt-get -f install

    Once installation over, go to Chrome Remote Desktop application GUI, and click OK button. It brings up below GUI.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop


  14. Now click on share button, you will see below GUI.


    Chrome Remote Deesktop



    You can see the access code. In my case it is 4343 2582 2497.

  15. Share this access code with your peer.
  16. Your peer need not to install chrome-remote-desktop_****.deb file. He just need to access (see here) and enter the access code shared by you. After that your peer can see your desktop and can control your desktop as well.

Thats all. You have successfully installed Chrome Remote Desktop extension and application.