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#1 Helen Brown

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 07:13 PM

I just upgraded to Tiger 10.4.2 from 10.4.1. I was experiencing some sluggishness in Accordance despite turning off Spotlight. It does seem much better now.

Several users have complained that Accordance window drawing and refreshing was very slow, and getting slower. We learned that this may be due to a corruption in Spotlight's behind-the-scenes files, but we were reluctant to recommend a fix that involved going into the Terminal.

Please give us feedback if you experienced the slowdown, and what helped. Specifically, did 10.4.2 fix it, and should we recommend this upgrade to all Tiger users?

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:02 PM

The upgrade to 10.4.2 did not help eliminate the slowdowns on my system. Perhaps it's not a Spotlight related problem as I've set Spotlight up to not search any Accordance related items and the sluggishness continues. Plus someone replied that they are having the same problem in Panther (no Spotlight).

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:04 PM

Ooops. I just saw the 6.7 upgrade available on the Accordance site. Thanks!

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:56 PM

Ooops. I just saw the 6.7 upgrade available on the Accordance site. Thanks!

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That did not do it for me. I just had to restart Accordance because it was dragging to the point that it was unusable. And I've got Accordance 6.7 and OS X.4.2. However, I don't know if it's an Accordance issue. I've been having trouble with lots of programs lately. Word spins the beachball indefinitely, Safari crashes frequently (used to never happen), Photoshop Elements stalls on the splash screen. But then, sometimes all of them work fine. It's weird. I'm starting to think that someone switched me to a Windows machine.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:58 AM

I'm running Accordance 6.7 on an 867 MHz TiBook with 1 GB RAM and OS X 10.4.2 and am only experiencing a minimal (less than one second) delay when swithcing betwen tabs. I am not having the general slowdown reported by others.

One Mac OS utility that I find extremely usefull to keep my system up to speed is Macaroni, from www.atomicbird.com

It simply runs the Unix maintenance subroutines (that normally run between 3-5 AM or so), and wil fix disk permissions, whenever it detects that the computer is idle. They have a 35 day trial available.
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Posted 14 August 2005 - 10:18 AM

After working with 6.7 for awhile I am still getting the slow downs when switching between tabs in a workspace, although it is slightly faster than 6.6. It seems to be directly related to the amount of information I have displayed in a tab. The more bible versions and notes I have open within a tab, the slower it is to display that tab (an average of 5-10 seconds). Again, turning Quartz off fixes the problem, but Quartz sure does make it easier to read the Greek and Hebrew characters so I find myself turning it on and off frequently. In 6.5 I was able to get smooth text rendering by using Postscript fonts (as opposed to TrueType) for my bible versions and notes (even the Greek texts were smooth), and experienced no slowdowns. This doesn't work in 6.6 or 6.7. Is there a way to program this back into Accordance while still having the Quartz option available?

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 09:13 PM

Exact same problem here- about 10 seconds to switch between tabs (Accordance 6.7 on an iMac 1.8 gHz G5). Turning off the text and graphics smoothing in the Preferences Appearance Pane causes the slowdown to go away. But I like the text smoothing- can we have speed and text smoothing? (This is on 10.4.2)

After working with 6.7 for awhile I am still getting the slow downs when switching between tabs in a workspace... It seems to be directly related to the amount of information I have displayed in a tab. The more bible versions and notes I have open within a tab, the slower it is to display that tab (an average of 5-10 seconds). Again, turning Quartz off fixes the problem, but Quartz sure does make it easier to read the Greek and Hebrew characters so I find myself turning it on and off frequently.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:50 AM

Well, I've finally broken down and installed Silk, a third party font smoothing utility (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/silk). So far it seems to work great with Accordance 6.7. Switching between tabs happens in an instant. No slow downs at all. It costs $10, but to me it's worth it if you use Accordance on a regular basis and the built-in Quartz is causing problems.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:55 AM

Oh, I should add that with Silk turned on for Accordance I have Quartz turned OFF in the Accordance preferences.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:01 PM

Yea! Accordance 6.8 with Quartz turned ON is fast again!

Thanks OakTree for staying with it!




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