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Memory problem with InDesign 2023 Quicklook feature

New Here ,
Nov 10, 2022 Nov 10, 2022

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I'm using MacOS Ventura and I keep my work computer turned on 24/7 so I can connect to it from home. 

I found a memory leak in the new InDesign Quicklook feature.

 

I was experiencing sluggishness like when memory runs out but couldn't see that I was doing something I haven't done before. There's 24 GB RAM in my Mac and it seldom runs out.

 

I had a look at the Activity Monitor and saw the InDesign Quicklook plugin using almost 7 GB RAM!

I force quit it and it restarts at about 250 MB RAM. Now it's 3-4 days later and it's up to 1 GB RAM. Looks like it's slowly eating up memory and since I dont turn off my Mac it builds up.

 

Posting this as a heads up to others. Don't know how to send in a bug report to Adobe but maybe someone here knows about that?

 

InDesign 1.jpg

Back at 1 GB RAM after a few days

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Nov 10, 2022 Nov 10, 2022

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Having been a longtime InDesign user I had never heard of an InDesign Quicklook feature.

 

A search suggests it's a Markzware extension:

 

https://markzware.com/id-util/get-quicklook-finder-previews-adobe-indesign-files-id-util-macos/

 

Is that what you have installed? If so, you should contact Markzware.

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Sorry, I assumed everyone had read the release notes for inDesign 2023.

So it's built in now.

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/whats-new/2023.html#doc-preview

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Adobe doesn't call it QuickLook. In their documentation, it's just the ability to preview documents. The name confused me. I don't spend much time using features about my Mac's memory and have never experiended memory problems.

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I haven't had to look at Activity Monitor for a very long time, but I see that the InDesign Extension is referred to there as QuickLook, but you're the first person I've heard mention it.

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I haven't looked into this from a technical standpoint. I had memory problems and a sluggish Mac and it was recently after the Adobe 2023 updates so I took a look at the activity and I knew that anything called QuickLook shouldn't use 7 GB RAM.

 

After I started the thread I've had the sluggishness occur once more and then it only used 3 GB RAM but a force quit makes the Mac responsive again.

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Quicklook is Mac OS Spotlight. What you are seeing is the Mac OS Quicklook taking up memory to preview the InDesign document. The memory leak has been an issue for a long time daing back to High Sierra:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8506070

https://9to5mac.com/2021/11/26/three-monterey-bugs/

 

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I've used QuickLook plugins to view InDesign documents since they became available. First ArtView for a long time and when it died I've used Markz tools and also a third one avaialble at the AppStore. I've never had this problem before. So I think the Adobe implementation is a new problem. Maybe in combo with other bugs.

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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If you think so, but I've seen this problem for years.

You can search for and upvote or file a new bug report here:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

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