IDE performance (Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition)

Curry Kenworthy curry at
Sat Sep 11 01:26:21 EDT 2021


 > My Laptop is SSD and still the problems.
 > I have the problems with or without defender on.
 > I don't use third party antivirus anymore

That's 2 out of 4 common steps!
Have you disabled the SE "bling" options?

Bling is slang for flashy expensive trinkets,
such as Live Errors and Auto Complete.

(I used to disable Colorization,
but it works fine with SSD.)

BTW, it's not necessary to go without antivirus.
The problem is certain newer intensive options
you can adjust in the antivirus settings.

I don't want people to read this thread
and disable antivirus entirely; be safe!

None of this is new; I listed 6 known factors
and one more would be too much code;
LC 7+ has performance issues that have been
noted for years and are still being fixed.

(I favor shorter code, and it has many perks.
This is just one of them.)

The IDE is not a high-performance design either.
Looks like one underlying issue may improve soon!
Others can be fixed readily if the LC Team
spends more time "hands on" using IDE on Windows.
Then the more rare and exotic bugs will trigger.

Yet another LC problem on Windows is that each launch
of each version of LC may launch a new Setup process
that hangs in memory. Over time, you can end up
with a dozen or more in memory eating up resources.
Check your Task Manager and thin the crowd.

Best wishes,

Curry Kenworthy

Custom Software Development
"Better Methods, Better Results"
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