Following are performance issues that may occur when using Flare.
- Flare is running too slowly
- Flare slows down when deleting files
- Flare takes too long to open a project.
Flare running too slowly
This might occur for any number of reasons, some having to do with Flare and some not.
Try any of the following.
- Analysis Scanning (Disable) One possibility has to do with the analysis tool and the scanning that takes place for projects. Try disabling the certain types of information from being included in these scans. See Enabling Analysis Scans.
- Conditional Indicators (Disable) Try disabling conditional indicators in window panes, such as the Content Explorer. Conditional indicators require large amounts of memory to run. To disable conditional indicators in a window pane, click the button so that the condition tag indicators are hidden.
- Spell Check While Typing (Disable) Try disabling the option to spell check while typing. This can be found in the Tools ribbon. See Spell Checking While Typing.
- Window Panes (Close) Try closing some window panes, especially those that have a lot of data, such as the File List window pane and Index window pane. Leaving many window panes open can be a drain on memory resources.
Flare slows down when deleting files
Your Windows recycle bin may be full or near capacity.
Try emptying your Windows recycle bin.
Flare takes too long to open a project.
This may be the result of Flare attempting to reload everything that was open in your last session.
You can prevent Flare from opening everything from you last session by doing either of the following.
Close all open topics, window panes, and other user interfaces before closing Flare. This will minimize the amount of time required to start the next session of Flare because Flare will not have to open everything on startup. You can use the Window ribbon or menu to select the Close All Documents option to make this process go more quickly.
- Select File > Options. The Options dialog opens.
- Click the General tab.
- Click the Auto-Reload Documents check box so that it is empty. This disables the Auto-Reload Documents function, causing Flareto start up without opening any documents.