I'm sure this is a popular topic as I've read many postings but still havent found a solution.
There is a 3-4 second lag in just about every movement I make in Illustrator and it makes me want to throw my computer out the window. The file I am working on is 2.8MB in size and is mostly basic black/white vector shapes with a few small embedded .jpgs.
Here is some information I hope helps troubleshoot:
MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019
Radeo Pro 560X
Does this happen with other files as well?
Is the Dictation Service in the system turned off?
Yes, Dictation is turned off.
I realized it's unique to this file. I wonder if it's corrupted. What's the best resolution to this? Copy a few elements at a time over to a new file to try and isolate the corrupt element?
Solved! I moved individual components to another document to figure out which shape was causing the issue. Luckily it was the one of the first parts out of probably over 100. The file sped up as soon as that part was deleted.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
Glad you could solve it!
Thank you for the feedback.
I would stay on Catalina OS until Big Sur gets an upgrade, but install additioanlly the free upgrade to Illustrator as this may flush out your issue, and you can keep both versions if you take your time and watch the settings in Adobe cloud.
Reset PrefsThoroughly (Mac)
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
I'll run through this and let you know if it resolves anything.
Sorry about this trouble. I am hopeful that the issue is resolved by the suggestions shared above. If not, you may try the suggestions shared on this page ( https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behaviors-in-illu... ) and share your observations with us.