How to remove shared screen from Finder sidebar?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Spike87, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Spike87 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #1
    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 ;)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Hwilensky macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    #2
    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
     
  3. Spike87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #3
    Thanks for the reply Hwilensky, but unfortunately this doesn't work for me. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #4
    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.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #5
    That's not a shared screen. That's a Mac that has file sharing enabled, whether you've ever connected to it or not.

    From: Mac 101: The Finder
     
  6. Spike87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #6
    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!
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #7
    Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > Shared (uncheck everything)
     
  8. Spike87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #8
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #9
    No, it doesn't disable sharing. It simply removes the items from being displayed on the sidebar. It has no effect whatsoever on sharing.
     
  10. Spike87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #10
    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.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #11
    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.
     
  12. Spike87, Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012

    Spike87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    #12
    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?
     

Share This Page