Leopard Finder Beach-ball?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bericd, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. bericd macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    #1
    Sorry if this has been discussed already, but....

    Has anyone running Leopard tried to re-create the issue in Tiger when the Finder will beach-ball for ever (I'm not just talking 10-15 secs) when trying to access an off-line network drive or idisk etc?

    This behavior in Tiger is driving me nuts, and if they fix it in Leopard I will buy it on day 1.

    Cheers,

    Beric..
     
  2. ultimateceej macrumors regular

    ultimateceej

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #2
    It might not be an OS problem. I think the problem is when the computer you are trying to connect to does not respond immediately to network pings and such, or it does respond and then takes a forever while doing something else. I know what you are talking about and I have had the same problems with windows.

    Of course it could also be that some windows machines have trouble connecting to macs and vice versa.
     
  3. bericd thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    #3
    It even happens with idisk. If I'm at home I can use my idisk, but when I come to work I have to go theough the proxy. If I click on the idisk my macbook pro just starts beachballing until I reset it.

    Apple should have a saner timeout policy, and not freeze out the whole computer the way it does. Even if the other server is not responding, I consider this to be a fault with OSX - it should be able to recover gracefully.
     
  4. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

    MongoTheGeek

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Location:
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    #4
    It's not forever. It's 2 minutes.

    I know I have a bug in against this for Tiger. Hopefully it will be fixed.
     
  5. bericd thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    #5
    I know, but it seems like forever when your computer is paralysed :(
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Location:
    Dress Rosa
    #6
    I think it would be better if networking wasn't integrated into Finder ala os9. That way if there is a freeze, it doesn't take out Finder - only the Network Browser.
     

Share This Page