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Key combinations slow down thunderbird (Mac). CAUSE: ram

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Hi,

By this, I mean that in TB, if I close a message by clicking CMD-W (standard close Window keystroke), I get a beachball and then eventually the window closes. In fact, if I do anything with keyboard shortcuts (CMD-N for New Message, CBD-B for Bold text, etc), then TB waits for a while, the beachball spins, the CPU usage goes up and eventually it's released and carries on.

I found as a workaround, don't use the keyboard shortcuts (not ideal), so click File, Close to close the window, click on the B icon to make the text bold, etc.

The same happens in TB safe mode. 52.6.0 (64-bit)

Anyone else seen this - and know of a solution, please? Thanks!

Hi, By this, I mean that in TB, if I close a message by clicking CMD-W (standard close Window keystroke), I get a beachball and then eventually the window closes. In fact, if I do anything with keyboard shortcuts (CMD-N for New Message, CBD-B for Bold text, etc), then TB waits for a while, the beachball spins, the CPU usage goes up and eventually it's released and carries on. I found as a workaround, don't use the keyboard shortcuts (not ideal), so click File, Close to close the window, click on the B icon to make the text bold, etc. The same happens in TB safe mode. 52.6.0 (64-bit) Anyone else seen this - and know of a solution, please? Thanks!

Modified by Wayne Mery

Chosen solution

Well, wouldn't you know it... I decided to reset the PRAM to see if that made any difference and it didn't. So I did it again - and BINGO! Seems to have fixed the issue.

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I've seen this reported before, and if I remember correctly is fixed by updating OS X. What version are you at now? Have you tried updating?

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I'm on the very latest (High Sierra 10.13.3), no updates waiting to be installed.

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There can't only be 2 of us that have this issue if it's an OS issue?

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Chosen Solution

Well, wouldn't you know it... I decided to reset the PRAM to see if that made any difference and it didn't. So I did it again - and BINGO! Seems to have fixed the issue.