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Fix a BBEdit slow-down when editing multiple files
Authored by: thornrag on Sep 02, '05 12:28:34PM

"I have never noticed a slow-down in performance... both on my new PM G5 2.3 and on my old PB G4 550."

Good for you! Impressive credentials and machine. The problem must be totally imaginary on our end.

But I keep having this dream, in which I've got even just a handful of documents open, in various configurations of drawers and single windows, scrolled to various positions vertically and horizontally, because they're huge documents with long lines. I keep copying and pasting, and BBEdit just gets slower and slower, even though I'm using powerful G5 towers. Scrolling goes one line at a time. Dragging to make a selection is a painstaking process. Closing and reopening documents doesn't help.

Next time I get trapped in this imaginary dreamworld, I'll see if I can convince my dream-self to try the damn hint. Maybe I'll dream that it works.

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Fix a BBEdit slow-down when editing multiple files
Authored by: zeb on Sep 02, '05 02:03:33PM
Oh c'mon. I was trying to help by suggesting that the problem may in-fact be system-dependent. I've never noticed it, and I was trying to point out that I work in two different system environments with the same documents - information that is definitely helpful when trying to uncover the cause of any computer related issues. If we were able to come up with a different cause (and the fact that I don't experience the problem suggests that there is something else afoot), I would much rather seek an alternate solution than clearing my undo history. That is after all the main reason I hardly ever close my documents, and one of the reasons that BBEdit "Doesn't SuckĀ®". So my objective was not to impress others with my system. Lots of people have G5 towers. Sounds like you do too. What's your beef with me?


One may also find it very interesting that even though I have never noticed the "one-second delay" as noted in the hint, I have certainly experienced the slow scrolling while selecting.

..:: Zeb ::..

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Fix a BBEdit slow-down when scrolling
Authored by: lrivers on Sep 02, '05 06:57:00PM

There's a keyboard accelerator--press "option" whilst dragging the selection and whoot there it is. Documented, by the way...

Accelerated Scrolling
When clicking the arrows in a scroll bar, you can use the Command and Option keys to accelerate the scrolling. These shortcuts also apply if you use a mouse with a built-in scroll wheel.

Modifier          Scroll Speed
none              Normal
Command           2x accelerated
Option            3x accelerated
Command+Option    6x accelerated

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