Home Sharing is a bit clunky

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Statelymwhite, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    I think Home Sharing is great, but it's hampered by the following:

    1. You need to have iTunes already running on the host machine. I'm OK with this, but I think iTunes should be automatically launched (or be given the option to) whenever a user on a remote device needs it.

    2. Home Sharing will wake the host machine from sleep, which I like, but I'd also like the option to at least keep the screen of the host machine off to save power and screen life. At most, maybe have the screen saver be black with a moving "Home Sharing in use..." message. And when Home Sharing is no longer needed, the host machine can go back to sleep if not currently in use for anything else.

    Otherwise, I'm liking it so far!
  2. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Bad view...........

    Unless I am doing something wrong with my home sharing, I am also disappointed with the "view" the sharing machine gets. No cover flow, no use of the music, videos, movies, books, etc tabs. Whats with that? Why can't the sharing computer get it to look just like the host?? :(

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