Curtain Mode Persists After Disconnection

A rare bug in macOS' Screen Sharing service may result in the following symptoms:

  • Before disconnecting a Screens session, mouse and keyboard input to the remote Mac may fail.
  • Curtain Mode remains active on the remote Mac after disconnecting a Screens connection.
  • Attempting subsequent connections to the remote computer results in a "Connection cancelled" message.

Apple is aware of and has acknowledged this issue, but no resolution has been offered as of yet. The Mac user community, however, has offered a few work-arounds you may try.

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