Finder freezing with Preview and Quicklook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Timpion, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Timpion macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I am currently working with very large files(mostly HD video. 3GB and more). When selecting a file, the finder try's to preview it and freezes. This means that every time I select a file, I have to wait several minutes until the file is cashed and I can continu working.

    Is there any way around this. Can I prevent the finder from previewing large files?

    Tim
     
  2. Timpion thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. mr666 macrumors regular

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    Skip viewing the thumbnail in Finder and go directly to the next task. Example: If you want to Get Info, right-click / control-click the file, and choose Get Info. If you want to open the file, right-click / control-click the file, and choose "Open" or "Open with".

    Finder has trouble with various files, not just the large ones. My Finder in OS 10.4.11 quits if I select certain .SRT files (not all, just certain ones). In OS 10.5.8, no problem with any .SRT file.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    What about the "show icon preview" box in Show View Options? Anybody who finds this thread using Search; hope that helps.
     

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