Slow performance on Indesign v16.3.2 on M1 Macbook Air on macOS v11.4 Big Sur - Spinning Beach ball

New Here ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi, from time to time the spinning wheel comes out in Indesign. New preferences and GPU on or off, it's the same. Very annoying.
Guido

 

Macbook Air 2020

M1

Big Sur 11.4

Indesign 16.3.2

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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There are a number of things inside and outside of InDesign that might cause slowdowns like that. For example, If you have Preflight active, when that "spinning wheel" seems to appear for no reason, look at the status bar (at the bottom of the editing window) for the Preflight status. If it indicates "Checking..." it could be the cause, especially if your document is particularly long or complex. For that reason, I prefer to work with active Preflight turned off (it's on by default), and run Preflight as a dedicated task when warranted.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Thank you John, I'll give a try.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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That's a new feature--Adobe is trying to tell you are working too hard. You need to step away from the computer for a while and go out and smell the roses...

 

Seriously, what is the RAM on the system? How much available space do you have on the drive? How large is the document and does it have a lot of graphics? Is the document in high-quality or overprint preview?

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Many thanks to Adobe that take cares of my freetime! 😉

My mac has 8 gigabyte Ram, disk is an SSD with 300 free space, typical view is in use, documents (they are several) are normal documents, overprint is off. I never had this issue with Intel machines (also with lower specs), looks like if the the problem is M1 processor.

Anyway, it's getting better with "Preflight off", the spinning wheel shows up from time to time, but just for one second or two.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Are you using the new M1 version of ID? 

If so, it's probably going to take a few updates to work out any "issues".

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Yes, but the intel version of indesign was even worse.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry about the trouble, and thanks for sharing the details.  Could you please share a few more details:

  • Does it happen while working on a specific document? If yes, could you please share that document with us? You can upload it to the Creative Cloud (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html) and share the download link.
  • Where are you saving the files (Network Drive/ System HDD/ Shared Folder on System / External HDD)?
  • When did this start happening? Are there any recent changes made to your system? For example, any antivirus, system updates, or web extensions installed recently.

 

You may try the steps shared on this page (https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/advanced-troubleshooting-for-launch-issues/td-p/11394034) and share your observations with us.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Its getting better with preflight-off option.

But it still appens from time to time, it comes out with different docs, all files are saved on Mac hard disk with a lot of free space, no changes made to the system, it was the same with previous version of indesign software (intel).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 24, 2021 Jul 24, 2021

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Are you using High Quality Display? Large images can cause slow downs in this view mode. In many cases you can work with Typical Display to work faster. You can change it in View > Display Performance. This only affects how things look on screen and does not affect output quality.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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No, I'm not using high quality dispaly option.

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