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1609Re: A very slow WP

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  • rjwidenmann
    Jan 21, 2005
      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "Randall C. Wilson"
      <rwilson@i...> wrote:
      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
      keep it.

      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
      > intrusive.
      > 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
      > >preferences?
      > >
      > >I have also posted a similar message on the old (and I hope not
      > >defunct) email group.
      > >
      > >Regards, Bob
      > >
      > >
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      > /S/ Randall
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