[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.77 slow opening source files?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Mar 6 17:33:09 CET 2017

> On Mar 6, 2017, at 9:31 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since updating TeXShop to version 3.77 (under macOS Sierra, 10.12.3), opening source files from the “Open Recent” menu or opening a new source file (whether using the shortcut key or the File > Open > New menu item) takes from 2.5 to 3 seconds. This seems like an interminable delay compared to what I recall as a MUCH snappier performance with preceding versions. I _never_ recall seeing the “spinning beach ball” before when opening a source file.
> Has anybody else noticed this?  What could be the cause?
> I have not seen any similar delay with other apps I frequently use, which open files essentially instantaneously.
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Hmmm... not seeing that here. It could be that the OS is rebuilding the meta-data database in the background; that takes a good deal of system time and seems to slow down everything else. Open Activity Monitor, sort by name and look for all the mdworker and other md applications to see if they are showing heavy activity.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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