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Alfred 3 Lag on High Sierra

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Running High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B35a)


Alfred 3.5 [876]

 

Lately, Alfred has become extremely slow and laggy. I bring up Alfred, and after each keypress have to wait a second or two before the next keypress registers. It's bordering on unusable. I try to think back to when I first noticed the slowdown, and I'm guessing it was around the time I updated to High Sierra, but I don't know if it's connected.

 

I found a similar thread about Alfred 2, and have tried all of the suggested steps - I have disabled the eject commands, disabled all workflows, rebuilt the metadata, and disabled all but the most useful features to me. It continues to run at a snail's pace.

 

Has anyone else been experiencing this problem? Is there anything else that I can try to speed things up? Is there any more useful info that I can provide you to help get to the bottom of this?


Thanks!

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Welcome.

 

This is a known issue. Search these forums for “High Sierra lag” and you’ll find a bunch of topics. The problem most likely lies with your theme, if it uses a window blur.

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That's exactly what the issue was. I built my own theme back when I first started using Alfred and it's always worked fine for me.

 

Any idea if the developers are working to fix this?


Thanks again!

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6 minutes ago, AJCrowley said:

Any idea if the developers are working to fix this?

 

They are. But there’s a good possibility it’s a High Sierra bug that cannot be fixed from Alfred’s side.

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@AJCrowley As Vitor said, there's a High Sierra issue affecting a small proportion of users when using high window blur. Simply lowering the blur resolves the issue.

 

Take a look at the "lag" headline here:

https://www.alfredapp.com/blog/tips-and-tricks/alfred-3-5-ready-for-high-sierra/

 

Also, please fill in your Powerpack email address in your forum profile. :)

 

Cheers,
Vero

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