This pretty much sums up what I saw with some testing too, but I did not go to the level of detail that you have done here!
I think that the constant "refresh" of information inside the Para and Char Designer boxes is what causes the slowdown. Thanks for the detailed information, Mike! Z -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Mike Wickham Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:52 AM To: Avraham Makeler; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: FM8 seems to be sluggish on my PC I have the same slow cursor speed with FrameMaker 8.0p277 on Windows XP Pro and on Vista. 1. If the Paragraph Designer is the only palette open, it takes 8 seconds to scroll across a 50-character column using the right-arrow key. 2. If the Character Designer is the only palette open, it takes 4 seconds to scroll. 3. If any of the other palettes are open alone, it takes only 2-seconds to scroll, which is about what I expect. Opening palettes in combination slows the scroll rate further. There are six palettes that I like to have open: the Paragraph Designer, Character Designer, and Table Designer, and the Paragraph Catalog, Character Catalog, and Tool palette. I've discovered that two of these are causing the issue. Here are some notes: 1. If all six palettes are open, it takes about 13 seconds to scroll across a 50-character column by holding down the right arrow key. Yikes! Too slow! 2. If I then close the Paragraph Designer, it only takes about 5 seconds to scroll across the column. 3. If I also close the Character Designer, it drops to around 2 seconds. That's about as it should be. 4. Closing any or all of the remaining palettes also results in a 2-second normal scroll rate. So the slowness problem appears to be linked to having the Paragraph Designer and Character Designer palettes. Hopefully, this issue will be fixed with FrameMaker 9. Yes, I'm an optimist. :) Mike Wickham ----- Original Message ----- From: "Avraham Makeler" <amake...@gmail.com> To: <framers at lists.frameusers.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:30 AM Subject: Re: FM8 seems to be sluggish on my PC I have demo-ed to myself that it is the Para Designer dial box that clobbers my editing speed. It's repeatable on my machine. Every computer architecture is different. So I just found a weak spot in my arch. as compared to some other machine. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Syed.Hosain at aeris.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/syed.hosain%40aeris. net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.