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Very slow when selecting objects

Jul 1, 2011 1:58 AM

I have a problem with illustrator CS5. Whenever I select an object on the canvas by clicking on said object Illustrator freezes for a few seconds (showing me the spinner). This happens whether there is 1 object or 50 on the canvas so it certainly has nothing to do with the number of objects. Oddly, if I click on the canvas and drag-and-select objects this does not happen; they are selected immediately. Of course most of the times I forget this and have to wait constantly because I accidently selected an object directly, which is extremely annoying and almost to the point of unworkable.


Anybody got any ideas about how to solve this?



Sys specs:


MacBook Pro

Mac OS X 10.6.7

2.66Ghz Intel Core i7

8GB 1067 MHz DDR3

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    Jul 1, 2011 5:39 AM   in reply to camillereynders

    Many reasons, to help narrow it down create a new document draw one lement and let us know if you have a slowdown.


    Reset your preferences.

    Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-Shift when restarting AI on a Mac or Alt-Crtl-Shift on a PC to reset to the defaults.


    Flush Cache (Good for slowdown)

    delete users\(username)\library\preferences\com.adobe.mediabrowser.plist


    Fo you have alot of fonts loaded. You may have a corrupt font. Close any you do nto use often



    Run applications >> utilities >> disk utility and repair permissions.



    Run applications >> utilities >> system profiler and check the status of your ram and hard drive


    HUH Error

    If the test you did in the beginining returned your computer to a speedy apce, search the forums for HUH error.



    Download onyx from apples site for your OS version and do the cleaning tab.

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    Apr 30, 2013 9:32 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek



    Thanks for all the work you put into replying to the OP... I know it was a while back.


    However I worked all the way through your list to no avail... then found another thread ( recommending to uninstall RightZoom. This fixed it straight away


    Thanks again.


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