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Re: Large notepad freezes when typing a few letters


Update: It turns out the freezing wasn't fixed. Currently I can't type a full line without Zim freezing for a few seconds.

I audited my notebook and removed any file types that might confuse Zim, so only txt jpg and png remain now. But that hasn't helped.

The problem maybe worse due to the size of the notebook - any advice on this is welcome.

But fundamentally the issue seems to be the Zim internal logic of when to do its own housekeeping (saving? indexing?) - too often.

If the devs are reading this, I would really appreciate the ability to change this setting. Or maybe the logic could be changed permanently so that when the user is active (i.e. typing) Zim doesn't hijack the activity.

Earlier I was blaming the file size but perhaps I also updated the software version recently. This only started happening a few days/weeks ago I think.



On 20/04/2022 10:24, jon wrote:

Repost of earlier post body.. without embedded attachment (seemed to hijack the post):

Also updated: Reducing the notebook to 4,036 Files, 831 Folders, 14.4MB - and the freezing during text entry stops happening - Great!

Does that mean I can't have a notebook much bigger than that, or is something else going on?

Update to earlier post 'Imported a lot of files, now indexing is taking forever' -

I've been trying to get the balance right in notebook size v performance, but still have major issues. In its current form my notebook is unusable bc the PC freezes for a few seconds after typing just a few letters... it seems to be saving/indexing/? every x seconds even if I am typing.

I will reduce my notebook size again until it behaves normally. But perhaps you could consider reducing background activity during text entry? or allow the user to pause re-indexing?

My notebook is currently 4532 items, 14.7MB

Due to my importing of files, some 'dodgy' files made it through - Is the presence of these filetypes likely to pose a problem for Zim? In a perfect world, I would like Zim to be completely integrated with my folder organisation, to avoid having one tree for Zim and another for (say) PDFs.

(I did follow the Help file protocols to ensure filenames had no spaces and the Zim txt headers were applied. Indexing on first import using the external script you provided took only a few minutes).



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