i am doing some freeleance on a intel 10.4.11 mac running cs3. the studio here is havin issues with the following:
1. cutting and pasting anything take up to a minute and a half. even text.
2. sometimes cutting and pasting between illustrator and photoshop will give error messages in the opposing program. if i am pasting from PS to Illy then the "unknown error" message box will pop up in PS. but item will actually finish pasting.
3. in illustrator there are deleted global color swatches that appear after deletion and or when cutting and pasting. the swatches are actually named "deleted global color". also, this happens with brushes, where they keep appearing after closing and saving or cutting and pasting.
4. alot of "unknown error, huh?" messages and crashes.
driving us nuts, the ladies here say they have previously reinstalled before i was here but no change (cannot tell if unistalled properly before). i have cleaned prefs and have copied new plugins and presets for illy. any help appreciated.
CS5 on Win 7 having same issue. Plus clipboard text is appending, not wiping when I copy something new.
HUH? Error seen here:
Lots of these, but so far no crashes. Not noticing any swatch issues either...
I am very familiar with this problem and have three threads. Read this one
If you check your brushes/symbols/swatches palette, you most likely have a ton of items which really don't belong in one of those. That is what is slowing you down. You should get some speed back by clearing out these extra nonused elements, but you may find they keep coming back. If they keep coming back (or your file size is still abnormally large) you have to open the code of the file and follow the instructions in the thread.
Also do a save as and turn off PDF compatibility, to give you some relief and lots less code to have to scroll through.
Though this is not an intentionally malicous virus consider the slow copying files as infected. Copying even the smallest item from an infected file to a noninfected file spreads this every time.