I have never experienced this before but when I start using Bridge, the memory slowly declines until no memory is available. It is locking up on me and then I have to reboot it.
I held down the Option Key and restarted Bridge and purged the cache files but I am still having problems.
I am using a Macbook Pro with 8 gigs of RAM.
Mavericks was recently added to this computer so I don't know if this is the problem or not.
It is a new issue and I wonder if someone has a solution.
Thank you Curt and Omke for replying.
The only thing I can figure out is that there was something going on in the background ( it was not processing anything but it might have been recreating the thumbnails and processing metadata keywords). I installed Mac Cleanse and ran that as well since CCcleaner is not compatible with this latest Mac Operating system update. I also cleaned the memory for what it's worth.
It is running fine now but for about 3 hours yesterday, the memory would just evaporate. Photoshop was open but nothing else ( no browsers or any other applications ).
The program would simply freeze up after a few minutes and the lovely spinning disk icon would just sit there. Then eventually, it seemed to stop freezing after I took the steps above.
Thank you again for your assistance
Disk space (and open applications) would be an obvious potential issue so it's a given that I would have quickly identified either low disk space, or open browsers or other applications, and taken swift action to eliminate these menacing memory hogs who dared to slow down Adobe Bridge.
While I am not an engineer or IT support person or programmer, I have enough experience with computers to troubleshoot the standard potential problems that vex us in todays high tech world.
I have 120.89 GB of disk free, unimcumbered hard drive/disk space at my disposal. The other parts of the disk have programs on them but there is 120.89 GB of disk space available for me to use at this very moment.
I will reinstall Adobe Bridge after running the script cleaner. I don't know if I will do that today, tomorrow or the next day. If I have any problems I will let the community know. Otherwise Omke, I hope I have answered your question in enough detail to satifsy you.
Otherwise Omke, I hope I have answered your question in enough detail to satifsy you.
No, not really…
The purpose for asking about both disk size and free space is to determine the percentage of the free space. In case of an SSD forget about it but in case of a HDD rethink this because for correct functioning you need at least 10 to 15 % free space as the bare minimum.
120 GB may sound a lot but in fact when using a 1 TB disk this is only about 12 % free. In case of a 2 TB disk you are really in trouble for accurate usage of power consuming apps like PS and Bridge.
And in case of having a high amount of fragmentation means a lot of work to find space for writing data on the disk. OSX has its own defragmentation running automatically but that is only affecting files smaller then 20 MB, all sizes above can get scattered around the disk and causing slow down operation and serious problems when there is not enough free space.
The Format is Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Used 91,034,332,486 bytes (91.03 GB on disk)
I can remove additional files to clear up more space if that would help.
Question: I was looking for a defrag program for the mac but I could not find anything that was recommended for Macintosh.
The Apple App store only had 1 program available and it was considered useless.
CNET had a program that they like ( I really don't trust that site ) but users warned that it was full of malware etc.
Space should be sufficient for this moment.
I'm still on 10.8 and currently mainly use SSD (something to consider as upgrade, reasonable cheap and lightning fast…) so fragmentation is not bothering me that much. Still have to do some more research but SSD has no moving parts therefor no problem in retrieving data from all places very fast instead of a needle racing around on a moving disk to collect all data hence a different approach in case of fragmentation, also the free space rule is not so rigid on an SSD.
Don't know if the obvious defrag apps also support 10.9 but search for Disk Warrior, Desktop Tools Pro and Drive Genius. For maintenance consider Cocktail, a very cheap but excellent application that can run on a daily schedule repairing permissions and clearing caches.
Also keep in mind that Bridge can be very precise when it comes to good working user account. The slightest problems can cause strange behavior.
Instead of the sweepers and cleaners consider the use of the Recovery disk that comes with the new MacOS (used to be Archive and Install prior to 10.7) to refresh your user account. But whatever you do, make sure you have a good a back up of files and important settings etc.