Hi, I did a forum search and found only one thread similiar to mine — https://forum.literatureandlatte.com/t/typing-and-cursor-freezes-itself/27628/1, which is unfortunately still unanswered. So I’m posting my version of the question here:
I am in the midst of editing my 600-page or so novel, and constantly find myself entering a few characters, then getting the spinning ball for five to ten seconds with no response from Scrivener whatsoever, after which all characters I entered during the “freeze” appear in one quick, buffered swipe.
This has been going on for a while — specifically, since writing the last couple of chapters in the first draft. So it COULD be an issue with the manuscript being too long to handle — but should it? Should long documents cause Scrivener to choke?
Some random info:
MacBook Air 13" early 2015 — best specs available at the time.
Everything updated to latest versions, including OSX of course.
Halt/freeze only occurs in Scrivener, but regardless of view mode: full screen, composition mode, regular page view.
Any thoughts? Not only is it frustrating, but also constantly jerks me out of “being there” and out into the reality of struggling with software…
All advice appreciated!