finder preview image loading drives me crazy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mactree, May 7, 2010.

  1. mactree macrumors regular

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    A couple OS's ago I remember if you opened a finder window on your desktop and if the column view was open it would attempt to create a preview, making your system completely useless until that preview was generated. It seems that this has been mostly addressed in Leopard, but still exists somewhat.

    But I've now discovered sadly another place where it exists and it has just cost me an hour of uploading time. getting info on idisk. I was uploading a large photoshop file on my idisk, 2GB, and I had 2 minutes left, I accidently did command I on a file on my idisk directory thinking it was my local directory. The file I got info on was 1.4GB.. it's now stuck trying to generate a preview image for that damn photoshop file and my poor 2GB upload that was 2 minutes away has apparently decided it was less important to finish uploading and to generate this damn preview! which probably entails downloading the whole thing first. ahhhhhh!

    I would normally keep something like this to myself. But hey, it's 11:30 on a friday night
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Turn off "show preview column" in Show View Options.
     
  3. mactree thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read ya aggie. I do occasionally like previews so i do sometimes have that option on. Til it decides to turn on me. But true, that's probably the safest way to go.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I turn all that crap off, but I only have 2GB's of RAM. All it does is heat my MBP up. I got tired of having to delete my Finder .plist file when things went haywire and it would take over 100% CPU.
     

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