Not Responding

I am brand new to Scrivener and am using it on a Windows 7 laptop. It is extremely slow at every point I try to enter information. I am continuously receiving Not Responding messages and waiting to be able to type. Is this a common issue, or does it sound like something may be wrong with my install?

Try bumping up the autosave interval a bit in the “General” tab of Tools > Options. The default of saving every two seconds of inactivity can be a little two frequent for some systems, especially if you’re working on a network or running a bunch of other programs. Remember though that the interval is for seconds of inactivity so putting it at 60 seconds wouldn’t save every minute but only whenever you had been idle in the program for a full minute.

Thank you. I’ll give it a shot.