STILL much to high CPU load

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Martin Obrist

03 Jan, 2018 07:00 PM

After digging though your knowledge base and discussions, this seems (since 2012 or so) to be a never ending story that you repeatedly close in discussions (as solved?). I'm still running PF 7.4.1 (1704) - as you never seem to have fixed the black Drop Area issue either.
I'm still getting 50-200% CPU use on my MacBookPro11,3 (Retina, 15', mid 2014, Intel Core i7). Any hope that this behavior can be stopped or controlled in the future through whatever setting that freezes whatever indexing you're doing? It would help to improve the usability of a tremendously versatile tool that I can't miss any more! Thanks and happy new year ;-)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 04 Jan, 2018 06:36 PM

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    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for reaching out. Happy New Year! 

    Unfortunately, it is a quite challenging issue to fix, the CPU load. 

    May I ask you to replace Preview and Info modules with any other ones in shelves and check if it makes any difference? 
    Don't collapse them, just right-click and choose any other. 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 04 Jan, 2018 06:36 PM.

  3. Martin Obrist re-opened this discussion on 06 Jan, 2018 10:10 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Martin Obrist on 06 Jan, 2018 10:10 AM

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    Thanks for your quick reply. And good start to you too!

    I do not have any shelves OPEN, but I will open them now and switch all to others than preview or info modules.

    …which gives me a spinning wheel of death, after trying to ‚exit‘ the only terminal shelf open, and then pressing enter again - hey that’s reproducible, Path Finder will freeze on that - obviously a bug…

    I have checked that ‚calculate all sizes‘ is OFF in all windows.
    I usually have ‚split pane‘ view so I can see two folder hierarchies simultaneously.

    In case it might be of help, my machine:

    Modellname: MacBook Pro
      Modell-Identifizierung: MacBookPro11,3
      Prozessortyp: Intel Core i7
      Prozessorgeschwindigkeit: 2.8 GHz
      Anzahl der Prozessoren: 1
      Gesamtanzahl der Kerne: 4
      L2-Cache (pro Kern): 256 KB
      L3-Cache: 6 MB
      Speicher: 16 GB
      Boot-ROM-Version: MBP112.0142.B00

      Systemversion: OS X 10.11.6 (15G18013)
      Kernel-Version: Darwin 15.6.0
      

    Regards

    Martin

    > Am 04.01.2018 um 19:36 schrieb Path Finder Support Team <[email blocked]>:
    >
    > From: Path Finder Support Team (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: STILL much to high CPU load
    >
    > Hi Martin,
    >
    > Thanks for reaching out. Happy New Year!
    >
    > Unfortunately, it is a quite challenging issue to fix, the CPU load.
    >
    > May I ask you to replace Preview and Info modules with any other ones in shelves and check if it makes any difference?
    > Don't collapse them, just right-click and choose any other.
    >
    > Looking forward to your reply.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > Jordan
    > Path Finder Support Team
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > View this discussion at our support site online: http://support.cocoatech.com/discussions/problems/86662-still-much-to-high-cpu-load
    >
    > ---
    >
    > Reply with #ignore to stop receiving notifications for this discussion.

            Martin Obrist ^v^ mailto:[email blocked]

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 06 Jan, 2018 03:26 PM

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    Hi Martin, 

    Please downgrade to PathFinder 7.4.1. Further versions brought only new macOS optimization, that sometimes causes troubles for those who use older systems. We always recommend using the 7.4.1 on El Capitan or older macOS. 
    Here's the link to the compatible version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hw64ywf3fbafis2/PF_7.4.1_%281704%29.zip?dl=0

    We also recommend disabling the automatic update checker in Path Finder > Preferences > General. 

    Be sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 06 Jan, 2018 03:26 PM.

  7. Martin Obrist re-opened this discussion on 07 Jan, 2018 01:34 PM

  8. 4 Posted by Martin Obrist on 07 Jan, 2018 01:34 PM

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    Hm, that’s what I’m using…thanks

    Regards

    Martin

    > Am 06.01.2018 um 16:26 schrieb Path Finder Support Team <[email blocked]>:
    >
    > From: Path Finder Support Team (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: STILL much to high CPU load
    >
    > Hi Martin,
    >
    > Please downgrade to PathFinder 7.4.1. Further versions brought only new macOS optimization, that sometimes causes troubles for those who use older systems. We always recommend using the 7.4.1 on El Capitan or older macOS.
    > Here's the link to the compatible version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hw64ywf3fbafis2/PF_7.4.1_%281704%29.zip?dl=0
    >
    > We also recommend disabling the automatic update checker in Path Finder > Preferences > General.
    >
    > Be sure to let us know should any further questions arise.
    >
    > Best Regards,
    > Jordan
    > Path Finder Support Team
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > View this discussion at our support site online: http://support.cocoatech.com/discussions/problems/86662-still-much-to-high-cpu-load
    >
    > ---
    >
    > Reply with #ignore to stop receiving notifications for this discussion.

            Martin Obrist ^v^ mailto:[email blocked]

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 Jan, 2018 02:39 PM.

  10. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 07 Jan, 2018 02:39 PM

  11. 5 Posted by Asterios on 10 Jan, 2018 10:01 AM

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    Hello to everyone.

    I am having similar problems with Martin using v7.6.2 on both my mac-mini with High Sierra (2012, i7, 16GB SSD) and MacBook pro with Sierra (Mid-2011, i5, 8GB, SSD) all with the latest updates.

    Any updates on that matter?

    Best,
    Asterios

  12. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 11 Jan, 2018 09:08 PM.

  13. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 11 Jan, 2018 09:08 PM

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