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Open and Save dialogs are painfully slow. Is there a solution?

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Open and Save dialogs are painfully slow. Is there a solution?I pulled this part out of one of the topics Barney-15E linked to. It absolutely works! The glacially slow Finder response has been driving me batty in Mavericks. Each time I restarted, it

Open and Save dialogs are painfully slow. Is there a solution?

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I pulled this part out of one of the topics Barney-15E linked to. It absolutely works! The glacially slow Finder response has been driving me batty in Mavericks. Each time I restarted, it would take forever to list the startup drive when I opened it. Open and Save dialogues were also painfully slow to respond. Now they all snap open and list instantly. I used TextWrangler to comment out the line in the file auto_master, then ran the automount command in Terminal.
Working workaround:
Use the following statements in Terminal.
sudo vi /etc/auto_master
In this file comment out /net with #  (#/net .....)
sudo automount -vc
Fixed.
Confirmed here too both for Preview.app Open file sluggishness and Finder window population. Thanks Snaggletooh_DE!
Couple of notes:
(1) Some folks may be more comfortable using a GUI editor like TextWrangler instead of vi
     a) in the Finder use the GO menu and select Go to Folder
     b) type  '/etc' ( without single quotes ) in the Go to folder dialog box and press the Go button
     c) Right ( Control  ) click the auto_master file in the resulting Finder window. Select "Open with...." and use TextWrangler ( your choice )
     d) Comment out the line by inserting a '#' ( pound sign ) as noted in Snaggletooth_DE's instructions
     e) Save the file  ( probably need to authenticate with your admin password  )
     f) Do the 'sudo automount -vc' per Snaggletooth_DE's instructions. Will need to authenticate again.
(2) Notice Snaggletooth_DE described this as a "workaround" because it bypasses an Apple bug. Presumably most people have not changed their auto_master file and it worked fine in Mountain Lion and prior. In other words: If you haven't done so already, please continue to submit feedback and bug reports to Apple for this issue.
Kudos to Snaggletooth_DE for figuring out code is trying to look at network ( NFS ) volumes that maybe don't exist.

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