I use InDesign for work, and mostly it is fine, except that sometimes it decides it wants to hog all of the CPU of this quad-core HT-enabled modern workstation-class notebook PC. For example, every time I tried to output a book to PDF form in InDesign CC2014, so much CPU was consumed that my mouse got stuttery. Basically it reduced Windows to a single-tasking environment: I couldn't do anything else until it was done.
I upgraded to CC2015 hoping it would be better, and it's actually worse. The PDF output thing is still there, only now I also get hard lag doing even more basic tasks. Trying to add a cross-reference, the entire machine hangs for half to a full second just clicking on the item I want. Not only does the program become unresponsive, I can't even move the mouse at all.
Am I the only one seeing this? Maybe it's something on my end, but this machine runs everything else I can throw it at completely flawlessly.
I'm on a Windows 7 x64 machine with 16 GB of RAM and using an SSD.
Make sure you're updated to the latest version of InDesign CC 2015.2. There were significant complaints about lagging before that update, but not many now.
Thanks for the reply. This is .2 unfortunately.
I tried to edit my OP but it's not showing. I am running on a Windows 7 x64 machine, 16 GB RAM, SSD.
I do have a third-party package from In-Tools installed, but it never caused an issue before and is currently turned off.