3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2011 6:46 AM by adobe-3@ids.insfx.com

    Very slow Fireworks CS 5 on a MacBook

    adobe-3@ids.insfx.com

      Hello erverybody,

       

      i am working on a new MacBook Pro 2 Ghz Intel Core i7, with 8 GB RAM. My problem is a very, very slow Fireworks CS5 (Version 11.1.0.205). For example when i convert text to path the loading animation on the mouse is showing 1-2 minutes and FW is in a frozen state. An other example for this waiting process is saving a png. My working file is only 4.4MB.

       

      Has anyone an idea, what i can do to solve this problem?

       

      Thanks,

      nina

        • 1. Re: Very slow Fireworks CS 5 on a MacBook
          Jim_Babbage Level 4

          Every file/system can be different, so it is hard to say what the issue is. I do not typically have these kinds of delays, for example. I have a slow boot up, but that's because I have a ton of extensions installed. On my other Mac, a basically clean system, FW boots up in seconds.

           

          Some questions:

           

          Does this happen with all files, or just this specific file?

          Are you working from files on your hard drive, or from an external device?

          Are you saving to an external device?

          How long has Fireworks been running when you experience this issue?

          Are there any live filters applied?

          Do you have a lot of 3rd party extensions installed?

          What else is running on your system when you run into this issue?

          Can you share the file?

          • 2. Re: Very slow Fireworks CS 5 on a MacBook
            adobe-3@ids.insfx.com Level 1

            Hey Jim,

             

            thanks for you post!

             

            I'll try to answer your questions:

             

            "Does this happen with all files, or just this specific file?"

            -> with all files


            Are you working from files on your hard drive, or from an external device?

            -> hard drive

             

            Are you saving to an external device?

            -> no


            How long has Fireworks been running when you experience this issue?

            -> FW is slowly after a new start, too.


            Are there any live filters applied?

            -> No. There a 2 cases when FW is very slow:

            1. Converting text into path and after that combining the paths. Combining paths takes more than 5 minutes for this text "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.". My document size is 640 x 960px, resolution: 72dpi.
            2. Saving the file.

             


            Do you have a lot of 3rd party extensions installed?

            -> none. But I'm working with this FW mockup: http://www.fireworkszone.com/iPhoneMockupToolkit_558.html


            What else is running on your system when you run into this issue?

            -> Google Chrome, Thundebird, Skype and Versions


            Can you share the file?

            -> Sorry, it's a project file. I'm not allowed to share this file.

             

            Thanks,

            Nina