Quick Access to Sharing Services

Quick Access to Sharing Services

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If you're really getting into this whole sharing thing, and you find yourself frequently opening System Preferences just to enable or disable one or another Sharing service, you'll appreciate the freeware SharingMenu (http://www.mani.de/sharingmenu/). When launched, it provides a small menu in the menu bar that allows you to toggle each Sharing service on or off (Figure 10.9). It also lets you quickly enable and disable Guest Access to Personal File Sharing, which can be a real convenience if, like me, you normally keep Guest Access turned off, but occasionally turn it on for a few minutes to share a file with someone. (Remember: if you drag SharingMenu to your Login Items preferences, it will launch automatically at login.)

Figure 10.9: SharingMenu gives you quick access to Sharing services.