Script speed tip

I was trying to work out why a script I was working on seemed to be taking longer to run than expected. After trying to nail down the offending section, I stumbled on the cause: I had running in the background. Quitting it sped things up — by a factor of about 50 times.


This has been the bane of my existence for several years. Apple either can’r or won’t address it.

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Sort of like what they did to poor Disk Utility… which used to look and work better.

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-> was redeployed to iOS

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I’m not sure it’s totally the app’s fault. I suspect it’s also a result of the new logging mechanism, which in turn has allowed a huge increase in logging. Sorting it all out is taking serious processing effort, it seems.