I am getting a 2-3 sec spinning beach ball on every function; crop tool, brush, save... even trying get a spinning beach ball when I select photoshop/about
I am only having issues with photoshop.
I reset preferences and all is good for about an hour then the spinning beach ball starts again.
I have verified fonts, deleted Font cache
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019), 10.15.5
3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB
This does sound odd.
The first area that I suggest checking is to make sure you have enough RAM allocated and the Graphic Processor is checked. These are both listed under Photoshop > Preferences > Performance. You might also want to reset all defaults listed under Preferences > General. warmly/j
I just rest all of my preferences (yes I had to go back in a change everything back to normal) but this seemed to have solved it.
I have a feeling that PS imports the prefs from previous versions during install and there is a conflict.
I've found the "guilty" pref, wich caused the beach ball lag. For me it was the User/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop 2020 Settings/MachinePrefs.psp . I deleted it, and the beach ball lag has gone! This way all my settings remained.
Thanks for the tip to chuckszachta for resetting preferences!
Sadly I am back to using 2018 again. This versions was still beach balling in a variety of scenarios, too many to list here. I will try the "MachinePrefs.psp" file and see if that helps. Let us know how you are doing a few days in.
Still all good. I don't know deleting the "MachinePrefs.psp" works for everybody, but for me this helped.
Deleting "MachinePrefs.psp" worked for a while, maybe 25hrs, just redeleted and will try again. It is an odd issue because once it starts it affects most functions.
Thank you for this fix. You have saved me hours of frustration at work!
Deleting the "MachinePrefs.psp" did not work for me. I also allocatied 70% of my ram to Photoshop, dropped my history state count- down to 80(just for good measure), but still getting a beach ball. I did transfer my settings/preferences from the previous version of PS, so I will try resetting my preferences. Wish me luck!
My machine specs just for reference for anyone who can help. Thank you.
UPDATE: Fixed the issue after resetting preferences and relaunching PS. Thank you!!!
For Photoshop 2021,
Preferences > General > Reset Preferences on Quit
Did the trick and solved the spinning ball lag for me.
Thanks for the thread!