No files loading, just the application
Activity monitor (MB):
After computer restart: 6 minutes
Quit FMP 11, start again: immediately
No network sharing function active, even then no network issues
Deleted prefs: no success
Checked fontcache: 1 time effect
New installation: no success
Deleted PRAM: no success
Unchecked plugins: no success
Any ideas/ experience?
Thank you in advance
I'd be curious to know if it makes any difference if you boot from a different drive.
Failing that, it might also be worth actually removing plugins, not merely unchecking them, so they won't load.
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Checked fontcache: 1 time effect
Could you elaborate on this?
Most of the time when FM loads slow on my PC it is because there is either some Java intensive program eating all the memory...or one of the plugins wasn't initializing correctly or just hanging up. I see it happen more often with certain older plugins that have not been updated for the newest versions of FM. I started removing them one at a time, to see which one was the culprit.
>Checked fontcache: 1 time effect
>Could you elaborate on this
It worked one time then the problem was back.
>boot from a different drive.
Yes, it's 360Works_ScriptMaster.fmplugin
Either put in
/Applications/FileMaker Pro 11/Extensions
I would like to use that plugin.
I will check with 360.works.com
>or one of the plugins wasn't initializing correctly or just hanging up
Yes, see my note to Ray.
When you opened FM, did you have any Java or Flash websites/apps running? Also, I would uninstall all old versions of Java install on your machine, and make sure you updata Java to it's latest stable version. That seemed to solve my problem.
Do you have more than 1 SM plugin in the extensions folder? Having multiple plugins, in 1 or both of those folders may also cause that problem.
>When you opened FM, did you have any Java or Flash websites/apps running?
>Also, I would uninstall all old versions of Java install on your machine,
Apple doesn't do that when updating.
There are 2282 files whose name contains "java".
I have no idea how to pick those to delete,-)
>and make sure you updata Java to it's latest stable version.
Already Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6
>Do you have more than 1 SM plugin in the extensions folder?
Deleted 360Works_ScriptMaster.fmplugin; this solved the problem.
don't make problems.
What are SM plugins? I didn't find a definition.
I started with FileMaker II because I thought I wouldn't need a 2nd IT study to handle it.
That became true; I built some nice databases.
But the actual problem is a bit complex (for me,-)
At least it's starting now as it is supposed to do.
Check the External Data Sources for invalid entries.
I inherited a DB that took forever to load, and found a number of out-dated entries (bad IP addresses, mostly). Once I refreshed the list to only those needed, launch time dropped considerably.
>Check the External Data Sources for invalid entries.
>I inherited a DB that took forever to load, and found a number of out-dated entries (bad IP addresses, mostly). Once I refreshed the list to only those needed, launch time dropped considerably
this thread is about launching FMP 11 not data files.
No problem when loading data files.
Sorry. I apparently paid no attention to your very first sentence!
Do you have the preference to look for FileMaker updates turned on?
If so, might be worth a shot to uncheck these preferences and see if that's what's hanging up your system.
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Sorry...I got to be careful when abbreviating. SM = ScriptMaster.
If you have multiple ScriptMaster plugins in the extensions folder, there my be a conflict because FM is trying to load more than one of the same thing. The plugins could be in the same folder, or one in each of the folders you mentioned above.
Peter, what Andrew meant was that the FMP file may have an external data source IP that it keeps looking for.
Check File > Manage Database > External DataSources and see if there are any IP numbers in the file names present that should not be there for your use.