SharePoint explorer view is slow or freezes your desktop

Commonly we hear issues regarding de Explorer View not working, being slow, desktop freeze/hang. I am pleased to announce that the issue can you fixed pretty easy by tweaking your automatic proxy detection configuration in Internet Explorer (IE).

Note that when automatic proxy detection is used within your company network you will probably not encounter this issue. So it is safe to turn off. But be warned when you are traffeling a lot between multiple company networks that sometimes automatic proxy detection is required for a functional internet connection.

Read this post of Jeroen van Ree, which describes how to turn off automatic proxy detection to resolve this issue.