OS X 10.4.2. I have a Samba fileserver at home. It works great, but when I bring my laptop to work and the share is unavailable, bad things happen to my apps. The problem seems to happen in the following circumstances: 1. An app has an "Open recent.." or similar menu, and one of the recently opened items was on my Samba fileserver 2. An app remembers the path of the last file that was opened, and that file was on the fileserver. In these cases, when I try to use the Open dialog or the recent items list, the app locks up forever until I kill it. The system.log shows the following errors repeatedly: Aug 19 11:08:09 lisa automount: Attempt to mount /automount/Servers/homer/root returned 50 (Network is down) Aug 19 11:08:09 lisa automount: Can't mount homer:/root on /private/Network/Servers/homer/root: Network is down (50) Clearly, the OS doesn't deal well with unavailable shares. It should just try once (or three times, or whatever) instead of going into an endless loop. This problem has existed for me since Panther, and it's bugging the crap out of me. Does anyone else ever see this, or have any idea how to work around it, other than never using the Open dialog or Open Recent menu?