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Snow Leopard Sharing Icon - 2 Names ????

Posted on 2011-09-23
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I have logged on to my system, while traveling, and now I am seeing a blue screen that weren't there before in my sharing section of the finder window.

test-sharing.tiff

How do I get rid of it, or what is it for?  By the way, I am on a wifi network.

Thanks,

Randal
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Those are just other computers that are on the same network you are connected to. If you do not want them to show up in your window, click on Finder>Preferences. Click on the Sidebar icon and uncheck  the items under Shared.  
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I see what you mean to get rid of them.  However, I had someone in the same room on another laptop using the same network and they didn't show up. That is why I thought there might be some other distinction.

Can you tell me why that is happening?  I ask because I don't want to blot them out if they are a threat of some kind.

Thanks,

Randal
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It is just an easy way of seeing all of the computers that you can share files with. I am not sure why the other computer is not showing them unless it is a different version of os x or has the preference turned off already.
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Other computers will show up only if they had file sharing turned on.
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Thanks to both of you I feel better about seeing them now.
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