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Basically, I keep a lot of files on the network.

In (at least) 10.8, there was a little spinner indicator that the directory contents were still loading, that tells you that something is happening.

This has (?) apparently been removed in 10.10, so now when I browse to a directory with ~3K+ items in it, finder just sits for 30 seconds - 1 minute with absolutely no indication that anything is still happening, before suddenly displaying the contents.

How can I get some sort of activity indicator back?


Before someone asks, the exact same directory takes only ~1-3 seconds to load on windows or linux, so it's already kind of ridiculous.

Yes, this is using SMB.

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  • Do you mean the spinning indicator in the status bar (bottom left of the finder)? It can be shown with cmd+/ – Hamid Rohani Jan 3 '16 at 21:23

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