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iPhoto 8.1.2 Slow To Launch

3730 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2013 5:29 PM by andyfromroseville RSS
  • andyfromroseville Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)

    So no problem when wifi is off .... and there is the problem with the spinning ball when wifi is on.

     

    Deleting the SystemConfiguration folder which has network "stuff" in it temporarily fixes the problem.

     

    So doesn't it suggest that iphoto is trying to do something involving the network and when it finishes/fails doing whatever the spinning ball stops.

     

    The only 2 obvious network options in iphoto preferences are:-

    Sharing -> Look for shared photos

    General -> Check for iphoto updates automatically

    Both are unchecked now ... but made no differences to fixing the problem.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to andyfromroseville)

    It also checks for RSS feeds, online galleries like FaceBook etc.

  • andyfromroseville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to Reuben Feffer)

    Friends and I only started to see this spinning ball at Iphoto startup on Lion and Mountain Lion .... we were all fine on Snow Leopard.

     

    The Iphoto version has been the same across Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion .. Iphoto 08 (7.1.5 (378))

     

    I just check Iphoto on my Snow Leopard system and no spinning ball.

     

    Iphoto 08's preferences seems very basic and doesn't mention RSS or online galleries.

  • andyfromroseville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)

    Well progress on determining what causing the spinning ball when Iphoto is started.

     

    It looks like it's either Bonjour or something in that area.

     

    If I unload com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist and start and quit iphoto several times there's no spinning ball.

     

    I can not permanently stop com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist from being loaded because it disables DNS.

     

    I did try adding the program argument NoMulticastAdvertisements to mDNSResponder but it made no difference and I got the spinning ball when com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist was loaded at system startup .... assuming I made the change correctly.

     

    Any thoughts ?

  • markswporter Calculating status...
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:05 AM (in response to andyfromroseville)

    I've suffered from spinning ball on opening of iPhoto too.  I've noticed Photo Stream slows the programme down as it updates the stream.  So you can turn that off.  The big thing that seees to have helped me is delete all the faces I had.  The constant search for matching faces was also slowing the running of the porgramme.

  • andyfromroseville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 27, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Reuben Feffer)

    Thanks for the thought but I have an older version of Iphoto that doesn't support photo stream

  • stonetown mike Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to andyfromroseville)

    Try changing your primary DNS server. In my case, after a LOT of trial and error, I discovered the culprit was OpenDNS. Go into your network prefs and change your DNS settings to google's free DNS server (8.8.8.8). That worked for me. Later I found a more detailed explanation here.

  • andyfromroseville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to stonetown mike)

    I changed my DNS server from OPENDNS to GOOGLE's DNS servers and no more spinning beach ball ... thanks "stonetown mike" for taking the time to reply.

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