Illustrator is runing very slowly full stop (Moving objects around on screen is very sluggish etc) but the most frustrating aspect which is making it almost unusable is when i try to use text. i create a text box and start typing and its fine but then it just stops and shows the spinning beach ball. whenever i try to select parts of the text it shows the beach ball for a few seconds making the experience very frustrating. I tried disabling all my fonts to see if there was a problem there to no avail. running mohave on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) with new SSD. illustator 24 freshly updated.
Any help to solve this would be much appreciated.
For anyone interested the issue was resolved by resetting my preferences. - such a simple change and such a dramatic effect!
Thank you very much I was going crazy!
After InDesign driving me so crazy with spinning beach ball hang ups for the past 2 years that I've actually rebuilt files in Illustrator and even in MS Word to avoid having to use it, I've FINALLY found a fix... well... sort of. I had tried ALL of the recommendations like trashing prefs, etc... none of which worked for more than a few moves before the friggin' beach ball started spinning again. What FINALLY works is turning off WIFI, which unfortunately disconnects me from the Web, making multi-tasking impossible, of course — no email, etc. — but it DOES let InDesign actually opertae as it is supposed to — and used to — before CC 2019, so I can actually get something done. Not ideal, but definitely helpful.
Same here. Too bad I'm working remotely ... 😄