Hi – I want to love this application, I really do. But in my experience it’s SO slow. ‘Impossible’ would be generous. It’s very clear from most sources that this is very far from normal. I’d like to fix it so I can use EF, because it seems like it could be great.
Yes, I know it’s a bit slow to start, that’s fine – I don’t need to start it that often, do I? But it takes me several seconds to: (a) switch from another app to EF, (b) give EF’s window focus by clicking on it, © switch the focus within EF from the index to the main text field, etc. Really: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 seconds to do any one of these tasks. Every time.
This is on a MBP 2.53 ghz core i% w/ 4GB RAM, OSX 10.6.7. I don’t keep lots of apps running. My EF library isn’t that huge – 131MB with 141 files, mostly text, URLs, PDfs, etc.
What info would be helpful?