Spotlight typing is slow since Leopard

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  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Hi,

    Since I upgraded to Leopard whenever I start a Spotlight search the typing is really slow. The search itself is quick, just typing into the search-field is very laggy/slow.

    Anyone else experienced the same behaviour and maybe found a solution?

    Machine: 12'' PB 1,5 GHZ; 1.25 GB RAM
     
  2. Donald V macrumors newbie

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    my spotlight typing is really fast in leopard. It was very slow in tiger. I did a completely new install of leopard though. On a mbp 2.33ghz
     
  3. comingaround macrumors newbie

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    I experience the same thing. I just don't touch my computer for a minute and let it index and what not. Ive got the first macbook pro, 1.83, they put out. I'm running on 1 gb of ram. Just ordered 2gbs since its only 69 bucks finally. Leopard is killing this thing, I can't imagine what you're going through with a powerbook.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Check to make sure your not out of RAM. That may be the problem. Is it like that right after a restart?
     
  5. dljewett macrumors newbie

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    Feb and this is still a problem!

    I just installed Leopard and the typing is slow in all apps, including
    TextEdit, Thunderbird, OmniOutliner, etc. My keyboard is plugged
    directly into the G5 PowerPC (not through a USB hub).

    DID ANYONE FIND OUT A SOLUTION?

    Otherwise I've got to find a way back to 10.4 .
    THis is unworkable.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  7. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    Same here. Under Tiger it lagged and after an Erase and Install on my CD MBP it types much faster.
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Mine was that way on my Macbook for a few days right after I dropped it (>.<) and it almost seems like there's like a .001 seconds lag per letter whenever I type in it, but, that's probably my imagination.
     
  9. dljewett macrumors newbie

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    Ram = 2 Gb Ddr Sdram

    Of the 2 GB, the Activity monitor says that I've got 1.04 "Free",
    while active is 761 MB and Inactive is 52 MB and Used is 972 MB.

    The VM size = 45 GB (!!!? is this right? there is 138 GB available
    on the disk)

    This slowness is new since yesterday. It worked OK then.
    ALSO NEW = Apple-tab shows the active apps, but it "runs through"
    them all, then around to the beginning, and steps one more.
    THIS IS NEW since yesterday.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    ^^ That is strange, maybe though the hard drive is fragmented, and you are due an erase and install. Make sure you have a backup first though.
     
  11. dljewett macrumors newbie

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    Good luck!! It crashed and repaired on re-boot.

    Thanks. It has "cured itself" by the re-boot.
    I don't know why I can't remember to do that when I
    am frustrated.

    Don J.
     

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