1609Re: A very slow WP
- Jan 21, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Randall C. Wilson"
First of all, many thanks for a prompt and very enlightening reply.
After checking the preference file and reducing the frequency of
backups, in vain, I finally boiled it down to File Sharing, which was
on because of our mini-network (2 computers); when I turned FS off, WP
began to behave properly.
I wass curious about your mention of Netscape because I use Mozilla,
which I understand to be built around a Netscape frame. Have there
been problems with Mozilla in this respect?
Per your recommendation I have downloaded Peekaboo (it's been ages
since I've heard that expression) and am currently familiarizing
myself with it before deciding wither or not I want to pay for and
Once again, thanks.
> A corrupted preference file is always the first thing to check. You
> do not have to trash your old preferences. Just move the
> WordPerfect preferences out of the preference folder (perhaps to your
> desktop) and restart WP. If the problems are still there it was not
> your preference file and you may replace the newly created preference
> file with your old one.
> What background tasks do you have WP set to do? Frequent backups
> because it sounds like you are hearing disk activity? Turn off
> Virtual memory which substitutes disk space for RAM and is very slow.
> Some OS9 applications sometimes fail to surrender RAM after quitting.
> Netscape used to do this. That could trigger virtual memory use.
> Maybe you need to save your preference file and reinstall WP if
> these things don't work..
> It may not be a problem with WordPerfect at all. Sounds like you
> have a process running in the background that is eating up processing
> time. This could be a problem with an application that runs in the
> background like a fire wall program, or even FileSharing or indexing.
> Turn off FileSharing. Programs that work with servers are often
> A relatively inexpensive shareware program called Peek-a-Boo, will
> allow you to see what processes are active and allow you to kill an
> active process that is causing trouble in OS9.
> At 11:06 PM +0000 1/19/05, rjwidenmann wrote:
> >First, congratulations on the new group.
> >For reasons unknown to me WP 4 runs so slowly with ordinary documents
> >of one or more pages (the more pages the worse) that it hardly keeps
> >up with my typing. And that's slow, believe me. I have an iMac 233 Mhz
> >with 256 MB RAM, OS 9.2.2 and 25 MB allocated to WP. I invariably hear
> >activity in the background, a clicking peculiar to WP.
> >I've run the program with no other programs open, had DiskWarrior do
> >its job, rebuilt the desktop countless times and established documents
> >both independently and from templates - to no avail. Does anyone have
> >a quick solution that might help? Or will I have to replace the
> >preference file or even reinstal the program - and then reset all the
> >I have also posted a similar message on the old (and I hope not
> >defunct) email group.
> >Regards, Bob
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