I'm using GNU Emacs 24.3 on Windows 7 and normally I don't have any problems with speed/responsiveness.
I'm launching Emacs with
However, when I am travelling and try to connect to my company network via VPN (or just working offline without a connection to the company network), Emacs often becomes incredibly slow — it might take many minutes to open a buffer and it just does not respond to keyboard commands.
(I'm still highly interested in a solution)
All relevant text and configuration files are saved in my user directory
C:\Users\myusername.domainname\Documents which is located on the local hard disk (so should not need accessing remote servers), but I wonder if Windows 7 might try to sync those files with a server
I'm also using the "offline files" feature for other directories and I wonder if this could have an effect on my problem.
The problem occurs not only when VPN is used, but also when the computer is just offline and not connected to the company network.