How to remove shared screen from Finder sidebar?

Spike87

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Hi all,

As the title says, I'm having trouble removing a shared screen form my Finder sidebar. However, the problem is that I've never had a shared screen, and it only appears in my sidebar when I change the name of my computer from 'Adam's MacBook Pro' to 'MacBook Pro' (see attached images).

I've tried everything and can't seem to get rid of it without having to keep my MBP's old name. Any suggestions?

Thanks ;)
 

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Hwilensky

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I don't know if its the right way since I am pretty new to mac, but the way I did it was go to a finder window>preferences>Sidebar>uncheck shared devices that I did not want to show. I was pretty ticked off that it was picking up my daughters PC,(still don't know why it was picking it up) and I could not figure out how to delete it. So I just did what is mentioned above. Hope that helps.

Thanks,
Hwilensky
 

Spike87

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Thanks for the reply Hwilensky, but unfortunately this doesn't work for me. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
 

dusk007

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shared screen?
You have file sharing and printer sharing enabled thus other Notebooks in the network are bound to show up.
If you uncheck everything it should disappear. I guess the ID issue is some OSX Lion bug. What does it matter how you call your MBP anyway. Just leave it at Adam's and or disable all sharing if you don't use it anyway.
 

Spike87

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Nope, it's not another Mac - it's definitely my one! Even when I've turned off all my sharing options, Wifi, bluetooth, and the local network, it still shows! I think it might have appeared when I connected my MBP to an external monitor, but I have no idea how to get rid of it now!
 

GGJstudios

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Nope, it's not another Mac - it's definitely my one! Even when I've turned off all my sharing options, Wifi, bluetooth, and the local network, it still shows! I think it might have appeared when I connected my MBP to an external monitor, but I have no idea how to get rid of it now!
Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > Shared (uncheck everything)
 

Spike87

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Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > Shared (uncheck everything)
Yes, this will remove the sharing section from the sidebar, and thus the shared screen, but it also disables all sharing - not something I wan't to do. Also, despite disabling sharing in the sidebar, it still remains in the Network section of Finder (see image). Let me stress that there is no other computers, screens etc. on my network at the moment.
 

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GGJstudios

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Yes, this will remove the sharing section from the sidebar, and thus the shared screen, but it also disables all sharing - not something I wan't to do. Also, despite disabling sharing in the sidebar, it still remains in the Network section of Finder (see image). Let me stress that there is no other computers, screens etc. on my network at the moment.
No, it doesn't disable sharing. It simply removes the items from being displayed on the sidebar. It has no effect whatsoever on sharing.
 

Spike87

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No, it doesn't disable sharing. It simply removes the items from being displayed on the sidebar. It has no effect whatsoever on sharing.
Thanks for your replies GGJstudios, but nevertheless, I still have a shared screen that isn't connected to my computer or network that I can't remove from the Network section of Finder.
 

GGJstudios

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Thanks for your replies GGJstudios, but nevertheless, I still have a shared screen that isn't connected to my computer or network that I can't remove from the Network section of Finder.
It makes zero difference, whatsoever. It has no effect on the operation of your Mac or on sharing. It's a waste of time to obsess about it.
 

Spike87

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It makes zero difference, whatsoever. It has no effect on the operation of your Mac or on sharing. It's a waste of time to obsess about it.
Perhaps to you it is, but I don't want to see it should I wish to browse other computers on a network. There must be some way to remove it.

Does anyone else have any suggestions?
 
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