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Network Volumes / Shares not in sidebar
Authored by: archdata on Nov 01, '07 08:06:40AM

Yes, that is true. However, with at least 20-30 different shares at a time and dozens more that I might need to access (I do a lot of file management) and I don't want them all in my sidebar all the time. I also have shares at home, that again, I don't need all the time. What was wrong with the old standard way that exists on every other system (yes even Windows!). I understand that sometimes a new paradigm can radically change and improve usability but I fail to see how this situation has done any of that.

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Network Volumes / Shares not in sidebar
Authored by: balthisar on Nov 01, '07 10:22:19AM

This feature is why I voted "new Finder" as my favorite in the other other poll. I love the fact that I can just click the host and see all the shares there. The "eject" buttons shows which shares are mounted, and it's super easy to connect as another user. I guess that means I need to go back and change the guest user mapping on my MythTV/NAT box so I don't have to use guest all the time.

In the past, I'd have to use the Apple Menu and hope that my shares were in the recent items list, or go through three levels or so in Finder in order to get to my share, and use a modal dialog to boot.

I'm even impressed that the new Finder doesn't bog down while waiting for my sleeping drives on the box wake up! I can click a share I know is sleeping, continue browsing elsewhere, and come back to the share when I know the drive has spun up (they take a while, for some reason).

--Jim (me)

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