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Before a network volume disconnects -- or prompts you to disconnect -- you're likely to have a period of anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes where wheels of death start popping in your running applications. At first you think something bad is happening, and then you get the notice that a network volume can no longer be found. I still don't understand why this can't be fixed.

In the meantime, turning off your airport from the menu bar (assuming you're connected wirelessly) speeds up the process dramatically. As soon as you suspect you're having the problem, turn it off. You'll get the disconnect from volume box and then you can turn it right back on and continue.

Not a fix exactly, but it helps!

[robg adds: This used to be really bad in 10.4, but with 10.5, I haven't noticed many problems with disconnected shares causing issues in apps on machines that were connected to those shares.]
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Avoid spinning cursors on network volume disconnect
Authored by: scotty321 on May 19, '08 07:42:19AM

Yeah, this was one of the top major fixes in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Upgrading to 10.5 will take care of this problem.



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Avoid spinning cursors on network volume disconnect
Authored by: northwick on May 19, '08 11:43:17AM

Its not a full fix because I certainly still have the problem. I'll test this next time it happens. Cheers



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Avoid spinning cursors on network volume disconnect
Authored by: brucio on May 20, '08 09:27:43AM

I'm using 10.5.2 and I still occasionally have this problem, when connected to a NAS on my local network.

Since it's a wired connection, I unplug the ethernet cable for the same "fix."



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Not as much of a prob in 10.5, but...
Authored by: wfolta on May 19, '08 08:32:56AM

I have had fairly severe problems with mounted iDisk's (which uses WebDAV to mount) causing severe slowdowns. Not sure if it's the Mac implementation of WebDAV, or .mac or what, but really slow responses mess up things like Finder and Default Folder, which in turn slow down other applications that want to do something with files.




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