Could be your mouse, or perhaps the settings for Live Screen Drawing. For that, try Delayed....
Hi Peter, thank for your reply. No it‘s not that… These settings are ok.
By the way, I use the Apple trackpad, not a mouse. This is a related problem, which makes scrolling and navigation more cumbersome, since CS recognises all manual input as a mouse scrolling wheel. Why is this not also an issue? I bet millions of mobile users would like to work using the excellent MacBook trackpad only and not have to lug a mouse along. Can we get out of the ‘80’s and finally use multi finger gestures, which are now so poorly implemented in CS?
But my main point is that the screen redraw performance and scrolling behaviour is sub-optimal regardless of settings. Just compare it to screen redraw behaviour in other data-intensive applications outside CS. Or to the way your browser content behaves. Even data-intensive in-browser web-apps like google maps preform more fluid!
Maybe compared to previous versions, performance is sometimes improved a little. But this is just tweaking. I‘m talking about real improvement. Just imagine being able to fluidly navigate your InDesign of Illustrator documents and not have it jerk irksomely across your beautiful 24" display like it‘s 1996. CS now seems to rely solely on regular processing and memory for screen-redraw, and not use the GPU in any way (or very poorly) for display tasks.
That should not be acceptible.
I am not a Mac user, but I'd bet it is, in fact, an issue with ID and the track pad. You might want to play with the pad settings in your system prefs and see if makes a difference.
What do you have your "Display Performance" set at under the "View" Menu?
I normally keep mine set at "Typical Display" but if you have it set at "High Performance Display" you will definately encounter the problems you are describing.
FYI: I use a mac mini (2009 model) at home with CS6 and while it is starting to show its age I happily navigate my documents at a pretty fluid rate. If the solution I mention above is not the answer then I definately think you might have some sort of hardware / software conflict or something.
I have a trackpad that I occasionally use on my 5 year old MacPro and don't see any scrolling problems.
Case in point: the way the Pages palette in ID is updated. All thumbnails are painstakingly regenerated on every change, even when only one page is altererd. This takes close to half a second for every spread.
Definately not seeing anything like that.
I think the way screen redraw and scrolling in CS behaves, seems embarrassingly primitive.
Does it happen if you start up in safe mode?