I’ve got the latest EagleFiler 1.5.10 and I routinely create files in EF and edit them in EF (using the preview pane, I guess you might call it). Lately (well, the last few months), it’s been slow to type. Typically these are RTF files as there is a button for it (why oh why isn’t there a “New Plaintext” icon on the toolbar?). When I type, EF plays catchup – it’s not as smooth as typing in a browser, text editor, mail client or anywhere else for that matter. There’s always a lag when I do so.
Is it the size of my library? I know EF can handle multi-GB libraries (mine is almost 10GB) and has:
% find Files -type f|wc -l
% find Files -type d|wc -l
Is that too much? I’ve used some of esoteric preferences to try to speed things up:
PrefersRichText: off (as a side note, it would be really slick if the “New RTF” button in the toolbar reflected this preference, I always click that or CMD-N… maybe inverting CMD-N vs CTRL-CMD-N based on this preference?)
Should I split this library into two or three libraries? I know some stuff I could easily move to another one if it would help (not as frequently accessed things like PDFs and e-books), but I quite enjoy having one library to rule them all. =) I do have two additional libraries (one exclusively as an email archive, and another for my business receipts/invoices/etc PDFs).
I’d really like EF to be smooth when using the built-in editor; it saves me from using an external editor to edit files just by being able to edit them in-place. IIRC it wasn’t always like this, but I’ve been using EF for years and I can’t honestly say at what point it changed – whether an OS upgrade, the library getting larger, or a particular EF version. The only other thing that may be of note is that my library folder (Filed Documents) has a .git and .gitignore file in it (I’ve got my library living in a git repo). I don’t know if this has any impact on things or not. Ahh… just looked at the size of “Filed Documents/.git” and it’s 4.5GB, so my library must really be only about 5GB and not 10GB.
I’m toying with possibly moving my library onto Dropbox instead of using git, but I don’t think git is the source of the problem (I’ve only been doing that fairly recently).
Any advice or things I can try to speed the editing up? Otherwise it runs pretty quick (just the editing of .txt or .rtf files is slow).