LC IDE Menu suddenly is slow / responds slowly

Tom Glod tom at
Fri Sep 17 12:44:03 EDT 2021

I've been wrestling with the same IDE slowdown the last couple of days
trying to get to the bottom of it.
I've tested to make sure its on the IDE and not standalone.  It seems to be
It happens in 9.6.3 as well.

I think it has to do with the script editor, see if you experience it with
a se closed.



On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 4:27 AM matthias rebbe via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Hi,
> i am currently noticing a massive slow down of the LC 9.6.4 IDE menu. Not
> right away after opening Livecode IDE, but after some time of usage.
> I never noticed that in 9.6.3. Clicking on an main menu entry takes then
> about 2 or 3 seconds until i can see the submenu
> But I am not sure if this is really only an LC problem or due to the fact
> that i upgraded to Big Sur around the same time as LC 9.6.4 was released.
> Currently i only notice this slow down of the menu in 9.6.4 and i am not
> able to see this in 9.6.3. But maybe i am a little bit to impatient and my
> testing is too short.
> In the activity monitor i cannot see anything unusual. Now large memory
> consumption of LC and no high CPU usage.
> After a restart of LC the IDE menu behaves normal, but some time later it
> slows down.
> Is anyone else experiencing the same or a similar behavior?
> Regards,
> Matthias
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