PathFinder 8 - huge power consumption

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04 Jan, 2019 04:00 PM

Using PathFinder 8.3.7 on macOS 10.14.2

I've been using PathFinder for several years on several Macbooks and for the first time, it has become barely usable:

When PF is open, the macbook (lastest MacBook Pro) fans start spinning fast within a few minutes and the battery drains. Looking in the Activity Monitor, Path Finder uses between 10 and 100% (see snapshot). Never drops below 10% while browser window is open and very frequently goes above 50%.

Any workaround of fix ?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 05 Jan, 2019 08:51 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Ben, 

    Please choose a .txt file, open Preview module preferences (gear button next to its header) and uncheck "Colorize syntax". 

    Also, it may be worth trying to restore defaults for View Settings (cmd+J).
    Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience. Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 05 Jan, 2019 08:51 AM.

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