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Disable icon display while browsing networked drives Network
Basically, this is a very easy little hint, but it saves me some time over a network here at home. If you're on a network, simply disable View -> Show Icons while in column mode. Browsing network-mounted volumes will now be much quicker.

I didn't see this listed anywhere ... but it's kind of useful for me anyways.
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Disable icon display while browsing networked drives
Authored by: Jay on May 15, '03 12:25:53PM

This is a VERY useful hint for modem connections. When I'm on the road and need to get a file from home over a dial-up, it's excruciatingly slow. I have to use appletalk to preserve file/creator info and waiting for the icons to be displayed is maddening! Thanks a million!



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Disable icon display while browsing networked drives
Authored by: DelVach on May 15, '03 12:52:56PM
Even with my 800/800 cable modem, navigating mounted drives is painfully slow unless I disable icons AND the preview column.

As a sidenote, it's pretty easy to create an SSH tunnel if your company's firewall won't let you connect. For connecting to my company's SAMBA share:

sudo ssh -L 139:sambaurl.company.com:139 myusername@firewall.company.com


Then Connect to Server: smb://localhost/ (can also specify which share to use, smb://localhost/myshare)

I also find it useful to connect to my office Mac while at home using Apple Firesharing Protocol:
ssh -L 8080:mymacIP:548 myusername@firewall.company.com
Connect to Server: afp://mymacIP:8080

Seems related. :)

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