I am using a 2015 Macbook Pro with Big Sur installed and I have recently noticed some serious lag on my computer. IT at my office took a look into it and noticed Bridge was using an insane amount of my CPU.
I've done all the things suggested in other threads. I've cleared the cache and changed all the preview settings yet I'm still noticing significant lag and spikes in the program's CPU usage. My computer's fan is going like crazy any time the program is open. The only time it calms down is when I completely close out Bridge.
I've found Bridge very useful for file management over the years but now it seems like I may have to stop using it entirely. I can't have one program eating up the CPU all day long, it seriously impedes my workflow.
I've looked at several other threads about this issue and there seems to be no concrete fix that exists beyond these preview settings changes. Nor does it seem like Adobe is doing much to look into the issue.
I'm really hoping for a fix to this so I can keep using Bridge, but as of right now the program is not usable if I want my system to function at its best. I've never noticed such an issue with Bridge before but since I updated to 2021 it's been slowing down my entire system.