I’m encountering an issue very often in my time with Dorico. It primarily plagues a very large project I’m working in (one-act Opera with 20 flows) but it does also show up in brand new projects.
The issue is that Dorico becomes non-responsive very often in my workflow, pausing, blue-wheeling, and showing (Not Responding) in the menu bar, then popping back after about 5–10 seconds. This may happen once every minute or so and seemingly any action can trigger it—it even happens when I’m simply scrolling through music with nothing selected at all. I personally have not found any one action which triggers this more often or is in common between multiple instances.
I read that some issues may be a MIDI feedback loop which clogs the program momentarily, but this doesn’t seem to be the case as I have no MIDI devices in the input section. And while I’m tempted to assume it’s simply a file issue, this issue does show up in new projects, so I think something deeper may be at play.
I know this isn’t much information to start with, but if any of this sounds like a familiar issue, please let me know. I’ve seen a few issues of Dorico being in general slow and I’ve worked through attempted solutions for that as well, but I feel this is a slightly different problem (and thanks to John Barron for his previous help with general slowness).
For reference, here are my computer specs.
OS: Windows 10 build 1903
CPU: Intel i7-8550U @ 1.80 Ghz