Applications Folder Slow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coastertux, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. coastertux macrumors regular

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    I have a MBP w/ 2 GB RAM and I have noticed that my Applications folder seems slow - when I click on it in Finder it takes a few seconds to come up. Everything else in Finder is responsive. Any ideas as to what is causing this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How many apps do you have? What view are you using? :)
     
  3. coastertux thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have about 100 apps and I am using the icon view.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, is the slowness unique to the Applications folder? Any other slow Finder instances?
     
  5. coastertux thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once an a while other Finder instances are slow, but the Apps folder is consistently slow.
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I think this is just due to the amount of apps you have in there. Mine is also slow as I have 253 apps, but after going to it a few times it speeds up because Finder doesn't have to look through it as much.
     
  7. brianus macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, this is pretty typical for OS X. Not really sure why -- maybe because of the (slightly) extra work the OS has to do, making .app folders look like files and figuring out what icon they should use. But I can confirm that whether I'm using an old G4 mini or a Mac Pro, the more apps you have, the more that particular folder slows down.
     
  8. Poncho macrumors 6502

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    Still drives me mad, and it's 2010. With a 3.0Ghz mac.
     
  9. jennyp macrumors 6502

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