Finder Revisited

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dragula53, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. dragula53 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd start a thread because I can't seem to find one about the finder in the first 5 or so pages of search.

    I'm really just not pleased with the way the finder deals with networking. I hate how I get a beach ball when a server disconnects ungracefully, or when a large directory's contents are loaded, or a million other reasons finder beachballs. If it would load what it can see and continue loading other things in the background, that would be beautiful.

    I recently set up an LDAP server in my apartment, just because I could, with network home directories, and the whole shebang. command line likes the directories just fine. finder gags on them.

    I really wanted to have a common home directory, but I went back to local drives today because finder's performance is just abhorrent.

    Anybody have any constructive ways to make finder's networking better?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    I'm not sure how to make it better, but I'll throw in another pet peeve of mine: the fact that Finder hangs until a drive spins up. It'd be nice to do other things while it's waiting on a given drive to come online. That, and the fact that it spins 'em up one at a time. I have six (two inside, four connected), and when something wants to look at all the drives, I might was well eat lunch.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    I hate that too, My external drive goes to sleep and when I click on it or use the open command is some apps it just locks up till it come online. I was forced to uncheck "put drives to sleep when possible" in Energy Saver.
     
  4. dragula53 thread starter macrumors regular

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    another thing

    Finder has to load an entire directory before it displays anything, which is why I think it beachballs...

    but there is no refresh command for a directory either. so when contents aren't displayed properly, there is no way to fix it other than resetting the finder completely. ooh I hate that.
     

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