Scrivener running extremely slow

Hi there,

i have been using Scrivener for a few years now and find it absolutely invaluable. However, recently I keep having a problem with it running so slowly that I have to sit back and watch the letters I have typed appear one by one until the sentence is finished. Obviously, this doesn’t exactly help my workflow. I am on an admittedly old mac; a 1.5ghz 12" power pc powerbook with 1.5 gigs of ram. That should be fine and until recently it has been. Activity monitor shows Scrivener taking up 100% processor popwer, just for writing a few words! Clearly there is something wrong. Can anyone help with any suggestions as to what the problem might be?

Thanks in advance.


Hi Lynden,

Is this only after the 1.52 update? There is a bug in it which can cause a lot of memory to get eaten up when a file with lots of documents in it is first opened, could this be the problem? There will be a fix for this later today, so if the problem continues after the 1.53 update later, let me know.

All the best,