Thanks for letting us know about this. We're just using the
standard file open dialog box, nothing fancy. When you see this
dialog elsewhere, say when opening a file from iTunes, is it always
slow? Or just with Droplr?
This is just a hunch, but this certainly looks like it has
something to do with your sharing preferences. Is there a reason
your entire home directory seems to be a shared folder? It appears
as if the Open Dialog is dealing with some network connection (the
spinner in the lower left) and it's trying to grab all that list
over the network. Is your home directory on a share over the
No - my public folder is shared, and my account is "on" and being shared
via AFP.... Note that regardless of settings, Droplr is the only app that
stalls on 'Open File...'. A quick test with, say, Preview yields an instant
file dialog with no spinning icon...
The problem for us is that testing against Preview would not be
a valid test case. Since Preview is an Apple application that does
not need to adhere to their sandboxing practices, they could very
well just be using the Finder's listing service which has already
connected at some point.
Our application, because it's sandboxed, needs to load that list
fresh. To see if we were the only app that this was happening to,
we'd need you to test this with another sandboxed app from the app
store that uses an open dialog.
We still cannot reproduce this issue with any of our own testing
and it's fairly clear from the movie you posted that some sort of
network sharing is happening which is causing the delay with the
dialog to list directories.
I wish we could help you more on this. We'll continue to watch
out for the issue and see if it pops up for anyone else. But for
now we're a bit stuck on what we can do. :(