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?
Mac OS X 10.6.7
2.66Ghz Intel Core i7
8GB 1067 MHz DDR3
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)
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
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.
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 (http://forums.adobe.com/message/3728652) recommending to uninstall RightZoom. This fixed it straight away