PF 9,1 and memory

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03 Apr, 2020 08:29 PM

PF starts at login

I have not used it ie it has never had focus.

I left my mac mini under Mojave for a day or 2 and PF takes up 15.5 G

and it has 6 hrs of CPU time more than any non Apple system process.

What resources would PF take if I actually used it?

  1. 1 Posted by Reggie on 06 Apr, 2020 10:25 AM

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    I've experienced high memory usage as well over a period of days, have seen it creep up as high as 20gb, but unsure of whether that's in fact memory in use or a funny way in which Apple reports memory usage... Would be interested in hearing more about the expected footprint of PF 9.1 Absolutely love the app and what it brings to the table!

  2. 2 Posted by cocoatech on 06 Apr, 2020 03:07 PM

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    No its PathFinder. A few more days not even logging into the computer and its up to and it is up to 26 G and taking up CPU.

    Roll on version 9.2 as you can't rollback to version 7 which ran in worst case single figures of gigabytes, I don't think I ever had to kill it to allow other apps to run

  3. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 May, 2020 07:37 AM.

  4. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 25 May, 2020 07:38 AM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 25 May, 2020 07:38 AM

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    Hi cocoatech, 

    Thanks for reaching out to Path Finder support team!

    In order to eradicate the following issue, we would suggest doing the following steps:
    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. Let us know how it goes!

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 May, 2020 07:38 AM.

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