3. Fire up CrossLoop. A pop-up window will offer to create an account or let you log in, but this is optional. To ignore this stage and start using the program, simply click the cross at the top-right corner of the dialog box.

Step 3

Step 3

4. You’ll now see a window with two tabs: Access and Share. Since you’re going to be the guest, you’ll be using the Access tab. Your willing friend, the host, will be using the Share tab. Obtain and enter the Access Code that’s written under your friend’s Share tab on to your own Access tab.

Step 4

Step 4

5. Next both parties need to click Connect. The host will be prompted to give permission for the CrossLoop session to begin, and for the guest to share control of the host’s computer. Click Yes. If either PC throws up security warnings (such as from a firewall), permission will need to be granted for these.

Step 5

Step 5

6. As the guest, you’re all set to start accessing your friend’s PC. A large window will display your friend’s desktop (minus the wallpaper). You can now control the PC as if it were in front of you. If the desktop is too big to fit your screen, use the scroll bars to adjust the viewable area.

Step 6

Step 6