BIG FIX: Slow Lagging sluggish interface? Close Essential Graphics (Browse Panel)
BUG FIX: The interface becomes slow, sluggish and laggy when the Essential Graphics "Browse" panel is open. Close this panel to improve performance considerably.
Bill McCarty commented
I've experienced the same lagging issues, as have others. I think it might be related to Essential Graphics maintaining those animated thumbnail images in the library. It is annoying though.
One workaround I just discovered that allows me to leave the Essential Graphics panel open without the annoying lag, is to un-check the "Local Templates" Folder" option so none of the thumbnails show up. I did that a few days ago, and haven't experienced any lag issues.
Sam Friedman commented
Yeah, except every time you need to get to the "Edit" tab you have to open Essential Graphics and guess which tab it defaults to when it opens... :)
Matt Dial commented
Yes.. I'm having the same issue as Tommy said below. If I leave the essential graphics panel visible/open, it causes any activity to slow down by 10-20ms.. Play the timeline, grab and move a clip, etc... It was very frustrating until I realized that was what was causing the slowdown.
This is happening with the current 2019 (13.0.2) build, on Mac OS.
I have had this same issue and also came to the conclusion that the Essential Graphics Panel "Browse" tab is the cause of the problem. The entire interface becomes laggy and unresponsive with the "Browse" tab open. The problem resolves itself once I switch back over to the "Edit" tab of the Essential Graphics panel.