3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2013 11:05 PM by camillereynders

    Very slow when selecting objects


      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

        • 1. Re: Very slow when selecting objects
          MikeGondek Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          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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          • 2. Re: Very slow when selecting objects



            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


            Thanks again.


            • 3. Re: Very slow when selecting objects
              camillereynders Level 1



              May the gods have mercy on you and your descendants. Finally. Thank you, thank you, thank you!