Timbuktu Pro allows you to control Mac or WIndows computers remoted over a network, dial-up, or the internet. It's an essential tool for Mac webmasters looking to remotely maintain their websites.
What's new in Timbuktu Pro
Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
On OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later computers, if the Timbuktu Application has been installed via a Push Install, the keychain will not operate properly (for outbound Timbuktu connections) until the currently-logged in user has logged out and logged back in.
On OS X 10.9 Mavericks host systems, the secure screen saver will not automatically engage after a control session with a blanked screen is closed. To work around this issue, set the upper left corner of the screen as a Start Screen Saver "Hot Corner" in the Desktop and Screen Saver preference pane, and insure that "Require a Password after sleep or screen saver begins" is checked (turned on) in the Security and Privacy preference pane. When these are both set, the secure screen saver will come on automatically when you close the control session via the red close dot on the upper-left corner of the Timbuktu Control window.
On OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later computers, Timbuktu Pro may crash when the computer wakes from sleep. This crash is harmless and you can immediately restart Timbuktu Pro. To prevent this potential crash, disable Send and Exchange sounds in the Timbuktu Preferences. From the Setup menu, choose Preferences and click the Sound tab. In the Sound list, select the Send sound. Then open the pop-up menu and choose None. Repeat the process for the Messages Received and Exchange sounds.
Timbuktu connections using the Skype protocol are not supported on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks.
Timbuktu connections using the Dial Direct protocol are not supported on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks.
If you use the Send or Exchange service to transfer files larger than 2 GB, the File Size and Time Remaining indicators may not be accurate. However, file transfer itself is not affected.
When you make a change to Timbuktu Pro settings that require the Timbuktu host to re-initialize, such as disabling Bonjour support or Skype integration, Timbuktu Pro may display an error message that the Timbuktu host could not load. If this occurs, log out of OS X. Then log in again to complete the Timbuktu host reinitialization.