This latest update for late August/September is really really really slow. It lags crazy. It's not efficient to work in. Even with small documents.
It's the most unpleasant InDesign experience ever!
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It takes about a minute to launch the application, significantly up from roughly 10 seconds from before. Interface feels sluggish, and data merge operations (which have always been bad) now take even longer than before. No third party plugins are installed, just most up to date version from Creative Cloud launcher.
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor 3.60 GHz
Installed RAM 16.0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Installed on 22/09/2020
OS build 19042.746
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
Excruciatingly slow performance from Indesign 2020. Please fix ASAP.
Slow InDesign 2020 on Mac Mini 4core i7, 16GB RAM - not good, but Im quiet.
Slow InDesign 2020 on Mac Pro 12core Xeon, 128GB RAM, 1TB SSD - why?
Thanks a lot for any help.
PS:Illustrator the same issue, but Photoshop is ok - interesting.
Zoom now lags whenever I use the tool and not the keyboard shortcuts. (happens with classic and scrubby zoom)
Von Betelgeuse commented
InDesign 2020 is a hot mess. It's clear Adobe uses paying customers as beta testers at this point, I can't imagine the software has been put through any testing to let it be released in this state.
Amazing how raising the license fee correlates with outsourced quality code.
Perhaps it's time customers put in a class action lawsuit, the software is meant to work when installed, not when patched several months later.
it's almost impossible to work on this version of indesign
It's not just so slow that it takes everything twice as long, but my poor laptop is screaming. I wish I could remember everything I did last night, but if fixed it beautifully - my laptop even went silent from the minimal effort it was now taking. I know for sure I deleted all temp files, disabled all extraneous startup apps, ran a Windows clean up, uninstalled then reinstalled InDesign (and getting rid of all preferences). But then I installed Malwarebytes, which found 96 issues. Deleted all of them and that did the trick. Laptop quieted down to silent immediately and no speed issues.
BUT this morning went into InDesign again, and midway through my work it started again. It happened when I selected a text box and everything froze. My laptop started screaming again. From that point onward it's been pure agony. I repeated everything I did last night, but to no avail.
I don't understand. I'm reading all these comments, and they all echo my problem. I'm on Windows 10, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series. Core i.7
I've updated my inDesign version to the newest version 14.0.3 due to the application STILL performing ultra slow and spinning after every mouse click. I've tried every fix I read on all of the forums and to no avail it performs so poorly. The Adobe admins clearly state the 14.0.3 update is the sole fix and clearly it is NOT based on the amount of creative cloud users having the same exact issue. I have a huge catalog I am starting this week and it is never going to get done while watching the 'spinning beach ball'.
I am on a iMac 27" Mid-2011
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
910.26GB of available disk space
Alexandra Ribeiro commented
I just installed Indesign, it is indeed SUPER slow!! Looking for a fix, thank you!