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Turn off File Size display to speed Finder list views System
in Finder list view (i searched and didn't see this, so if it's a repeat i apologize...), turn OFF "Show File Sizes" for the Global List View. As all Cocoa applications are now packages, meaning they're actually directories, this is the same as turning off "Calculate file sizes" in the OLD finder and foregoing the minutes it would take to go through each folder, calculate the size, then go to the next folder, calculate THAT size, etc etc. It's equally slower (if not slower) in X.
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calculate folder sizes
Authored by: BMarsh on May 25, '01 11:15:53AM

I've actually found that calculate folder sizes is dramatically faster under MacOS X than under MacOS 9

but it does come at the cost of CPU usage, I have it off on most folders I do have in list view, but where I tend to want to know the size of folders & their contents, I always have it on (downloads folder, and some other specific folders in my documents, and my mp3's)

I haven't found that it takes that long to calculate the size of app bundles... but I don't have that many in a big list, so maybe that's it? *shrug*

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re: calculate sizes
Authored by: heavyboots on May 25, '01 05:10:20PM

Actually, when I first turned it off, I noticed that the calculate sizes check box automatically unchecked (and I believe it had been gray before?). In any case, after rechecking the sizes box calculate sizes is still unchecked, and since I don't view lots of packages/apps this works for me...

Thanks for the tip, tho. I hadn't realized calculate sizes was checked by default!

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