Never seen this before. My 8 core 2.8 GHz Mac Pro has 10 GB RAM and a blank 100 GB scratch disk. Photoshop is always quick. Has been for years. Suddenly today, Photoshop is slow like molasses to open & save files. Lots of progress bars and wait cursors. Everything else on the Mac is fine. It boots quickly & normally, and other apps are happy. My boot drive, a clean installed Mountain Lion system, says S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified. In Activity Monitor, a process with ID # 0, Kernel Task, was using 700 to 800 MB RAM, while another process, mds, with ID # 44, is using 350 MB RAM. Does anybody know what is going on?
I should add that I booted from a backup system and its copy of Photoshop was also doing the same thing. In addition, a high level troubleshooter on Apple Discussions informed me that my present level of 500 MB RAM for Kernel Task is normal. So all I know is Photoshop is suddenly slow.
No fonts added recently, thanks. I find it weird that my other drive with an older lion system clone was also exhibiting the issue. Makes me think hardware at some level... but I don't know what to do with that thought.
Can you take your fonts offline? Add a tilde in front of folder so PS does not see it.
I take it you are not on a home network? Sometimes a computer connected, but turned off can slow things down, at least in Bridge.
I ask this occasionally, but so far it hasn't helped anyone. I guess I'll ask once again anyway...
Have you rebooted since it started happening? Edit: Never mind, I see some description of booting from a backup system in your original post.
There seem to be a number of other folks in your position. I sincerely hope you get it worked out.
Sorry, yes, I am on a home network. Never had this problem before, though.
Can I take my fonts offline? I guess, but how would this explain that the same thing happened when I booted from an older clone?
Running out of thoughts, but fonts are one issue that in the past casues slow downs. Some programs like Suitcase that handles fonts also cause problems.
Here is a statement from another Mac slow down problem. Does this make sense to you? "I changed my cache tile size to 128 like it was in my old version of photoshop and this seems to have done the trick. Everything appears to be now working smoothly."
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I have rebooted numerous times. Interesting that you are aware of others with this issue.
I was thinking specifically of this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1026715
There's a fair bit of noise in that thread, and at least some folks found the 13.0.1 update to fix things up or them.
You do have the 13.0.1 update, right?
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