I've been using PB for a few weeks now and really like the capabilities it provides me with.
Being written in Java it's obvious that it's not going to be a super fast application, but I am having a very strange problem. I hope somebody in the forum can give me an idea as to how to fix it.
I have it installed on two Macs, a MacBook at home and an iMac at work:
2 GB RAM
1.5 GB RAM
PB works without any big performance problems on the MacBook. These annoying things happen on the iMac:
- The program starts up quite slowly.
- It freezes up during a search when I hit the enter key. It's possible, though, that it's just being veeery slow instead of freezing. I believe I've seen it happen that PB returns to life if I wait long enough.
- Sometimes i have to wait 5-10 seconds for PB to react while I'm working. During that time it does not react to mouse or keyboard input.
A cursory look at Activity Monitor didn't really show anything except for a relatively short peak of disk activity.
I haven't noticed any of this behavior on my home MacBook. The only big configuration difference I can think of is that the iMac has .5 GB less memory, but I would think that 1.5 GB ought to be enough.
Has anybody seen this kind of behavior? I noticed a similar problem posted in this forum but it seems to have been a hard disk problem. I seriously doubt whether that's my problem.