InDesign 2022 17.3 - HIGH CPU when idle

Community Beginner ,
Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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I'm using a 16" M1 Max MacBook Pro with 32GB of ram and 2TB SSD. When InDesign is idle, it uses 30-40% doing absolutely nothing and hidden in the background. It's also like this on my other Mac. Any ideas?

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Explorer , Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

Hi, I followeed link from above and problem looks like solved (windows 11). I don't have any ...\AppData\Local\Adobe\Creative Cloud Libraries\ but only ...\roaming\... So I created it and now CPU load is about 1-1,5 %. I am not so sure if this is right one solution, but for me helps. Before idle Indesign 2022 took about 10-16 %. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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Hi @curious777 ,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble. Please try the suggestions shared here https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/re-indesign-cc-2018-high-cpu-usage-on-a-macbook-... and let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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That did not help.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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Thanks for trying. Please try turning off GPU performance from InDesign preferences and let us know if that makes a difference. 

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Guide ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Open Applications >> Utilities >> Activity Viewer

Select InDesign

From the fly-out menu "(…)" select first action "Analyse Process"

This will basically take snapshots from execution for some thousand times and record the locations within the code - repeats will cause higher numbers, where you can further drill down or collapse irrelevant parts.

InDesign has plenty threads that will just sit around and do nothing waiting on some system call with a high number. Ignore them.

Remaining may be interesting ones that will jump back and forth between multiple code locations (lower numbers each, but not down to 1), you will recognize the pattern.

Since InDesign is nicely split across many internal plug-ins, code locations give a general clue about the component involved - is it fonts, is it some communication, printing?

Copy-Paste that section e.g. into pastebin.com and share the link here.

 

Note that we above have already ruled out CEP extenions, those would eventually show in other processes.

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Guide ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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The following screenshot shows InDesign at very low activity, some CPU cycles used for drawing an icon in response to any event, maybe a mouse move. I used the Sichern... / Save button to produce a text version, matching section below.Bildschirmfoto 2022-07-29 um 05.44.12.png

 

+ 49 -[NSApplication run] (in AppKit) + 636 [0x189bb6278]
+ ! 49 -[NSApplication _handleEvent:] (in AppKit) + 76 [0x189fee4f8]
+ ! 41 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x1928b4 [0x11a46e8b4]
+ ! : 37 ??? (in AppFramework) load address 0x119234000 + 0x67868 [0x11929b868]
+ ! : | 37 ??? (in AppFramework) load address 0x119234000 + 0x67c24 [0x11929bc24]
+ ! : | 20 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x1680d0 [0x11a4440d0]
+ ! : | + 20 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x10c890 [0x11a3e8890]
+ ! : | + 20 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x10c268 [0x11a3e8268]
+ ! : | + 20 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x52abc [0x11a32eabc]
+ ! : | + 18 ??? (in Application UI) load address 0x11a2dc000 + 0x52b74 [0x11a32eb74]
+ ! : | + ! 18 DVPanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 20 [0x10552d8dc]
+ ! : | + ! 17 DVBasePanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 156 [0x105547810]
+ ! : | + ! : 17 DVPanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 20 [0x10552d8dc]
+ ! : | + ! : 17 DVBasePanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 156 [0x105547810]
+ ! : | + ! : 17 DVPanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 20 [0x10552d8dc]
+ ! : | + ! : 13 DVBasePanelView::DoPostCreate() (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 44 [0x1055477a0]
+ ! : | + ! : | 13 ??? (in ObjectModelLib.dylib) load address 0x109dbc000 + 0x47310 [0x109e03310]
+ ! : | + ! : | 13 ??? (in ObjectModelLib.dylib) load address 0x109dbc000 + 0x3c358 [0x109df8358]
+ ! : | + ! : | 13 DVPanelControlData::ReadWrite(IPMStream*, IDType<ImplementationID_tag>) (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 196 [0x10552c510]
+ ! : | + ! : | 13 AbstractPanelControlData::QueryWidget(IDataBase*, IDType<UID_tag> const&) (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 364 [0x1055300a4]
+ ! : | + ! : | 13 DataBase::Instantiate(IDType<UID_tag>, IDType<PMIID_tag>) (in DataBaseLib.dylib) + 180 [0x109005a84]
+ ! : | + ! : | 12 ??? (in ObjectModelLib.dylib) load address 0x109dbc000 + 0x47310 [0x109e03310]
+ ! : | + ! : | + 10 ??? (in ObjectModelLib.dylib) load address 0x109dbc000 + 0x3c358 [0x109df8358]
+ ! : | + ! : | + ! 9 DVIconSuiteBaseView::ReadWrite(IPMStream*, IDType<ImplementationID_tag>) (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 116 [0x1055cdad0]
+ ! : | + ! : | + ! : 8 DVIconSuiteView::LoadIcon(unsigned int const&, IDType<PluginID_tag> const&) (in DV_WidgetBinLib.dylib) + 24 [0x105555034]

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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exactly same problem with windows

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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Hi,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble. Could you please launch Task Manager, go to the Processes tab, and check whether the CEPHtmlEngine Helper process is causing high CPU usage? If yes, please try the suggestions shared here https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/high_cpu_usage_cephtmlengine.html 

If this doesn't help, please confirm the version of InDesign & screenshot of the Task Manager capturing the InDesign process, we'll try our best to assist you with this.

 

Regards

Rishabh
 

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Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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Hi, Thanks for reply.

It's not about CEPHtmlEngine , It's something inside indesign . this bug make me crazy and introduce from indesign 2022 and not fixed . it exist in 17.0 , 17.1 , 17.2 , 17.3 and 17.4 . nobody cares about this bug , I tested on 3 computers all the same. nobody cares ! I got hopeless

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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Did you find a fix? I have a similar configuration to you and get hangs and maxed out CPU. I'm considering trying an older version. Did you try that? Sigh. 

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Explorer ,
Sep 13, 2022 Sep 13, 2022

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version 16 is ok

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Sep 14, 2022 Sep 14, 2022

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Hi, I followeed link from above and problem looks like solved (windows 11). I don't have any ...\AppData\Local\Adobe\Creative Cloud Libraries\ but only ...\roaming\... So I created it and now CPU load is about 1-1,5 %. I am not so sure if this is right one solution, but for me helps. Before idle Indesign 2022 took about 10-16 %. 

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Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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I did not have that folder too, I created but It did not help.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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I also have this problem on an M1 macbook pro. It happens even when there is no document open in indesign. Adobe is there any fix?

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 29, 2022 Sep 29, 2022

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Hi @stephenh71222000 ,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble. Have you tried the suggestions shared in this discussion and here? Also, the latest version of InDesign is 17.4, so will it be possible for you to test if it's happening with the latest version? 

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Hi Rishabh,

 

It's version 17.4

I've tried the suggestions above, but none work. InDesign constantly uses between ~30% and ~40% cpu. It's currently open in the background with a few files open. It's been open for about ten minutes. I launched it, opened the files and left it, doing nothing else.

 

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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It seems iStat menus (in the previous screenshot) merges subprocesses into the parent process when displaying the list. Activity Monitor was showing that around half of the cpu usage coming from indesign was coming from CEPHtmlEngine, so I tried renaming 

 

/Applications/Adobe InDesign 2022/Adobe InDesign 2022.app/Contents/MacOS/CEP/CEPHtmlEngine

 

Doing this seems to have stopped the high cpu usage for now, but presumably that's something that indesign needs to work correctly?

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