Extreme lag when simply selecting object - Macbook Pro M1 Max

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Apr 30, 2022 Apr 30, 2022

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I am experiencing extreme lag in Illustrator on my Macbook Pro M1 Max with 32GB of RAM.

 

When using the selection tool to simply click objects, there is an extreme amount of lag and delay.

 

Please watch the attached video to see this lag in action. When selecting an object I often get the spinning wheel. After clicking an object to select it, and then moving the mouse, the object gets dragged to a new location.

 

If I drag a selection over the object, or click and drag the objects, they function correctly without lag.

 

Can anyone help me? I don't know what else to do. I've restarted, uninstalled, reinstalled, and disabled GPU Performance. No luck.

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New Here , May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022
Hi Jeremy, Thanks for your reply! I hadn't had a chance to respond to this thread until now, but I figured out the issue. I use a window maximizing tool called RightZoom. It turns the green fullscreen/zoome button on the Mac into a Windows-like maximizing button. I realized this might be the case after seeing this related post (not sure how this thread didn't come up in my search!). After disabling BetterTouchTool, and the Window Snapping functionality within it, the issue persisted. It was then...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2022 May 01, 2022

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You can contact Customer Care so they can have a look into your system.

 

Did you run the Adobe Cleaner tool after uninstalling?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Hello @Ramzi Cox,

 

Sorry to hear about this experience. I would request you to share a few more details like:

  • The exact version of the OS and Illustrator
  • Since when are you facing this problem?
  • Have any recent changes been made to your computer (OS Update/ Antivirus/ Plug-Ins)?
  • Is it acting this way with some specific files? If yes, kindly share the link to download the file here or via DM.
  • Where is the file located (Internal/External/Network drive)?
  • Did you use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to uninstall and then re-install Illustrator? If not, kindly check if it makes a difference.

 

Also, kindly try running Illustrator under the root user account and share your observations with us.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,
Anubhav

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May 04, 2022 May 04, 2022

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I faced the same issue as you, and I have resolved the problem by disabling the app "Multitouch" (I use it for some quick gestures). Check if apps like that are running on your system. They can potentially cause the problem.

 

Hope this helps 🙂

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Hi Jeremy,

 

Thanks for your reply! I hadn't had a chance to respond to this thread until now, but I figured out the issue.

 

I use a window maximizing tool called RightZoom. It turns the green fullscreen/zoome button on the Mac into a Windows-like maximizing button. I realized this might be the case after seeing this related post (not sure how this thread didn't come up in my search!). After disabling BetterTouchTool, and the Window Snapping functionality within it, the issue persisted. It was then I realized I did in fact use another window modifier program - RightZoom. I set up an exclusion rule within it, and presto-chango, the issue is now gone!

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