Hello, this is my first Topic. I’m here to report a bug usually happening on mac that I’ve had since December. I’ve read several other posts about this topic and they all have similar issues to mine. Doing things such as opening the Toolbox takes a length of several seconds to a few minutes. And typing scripts is a nightmare - it literally takes around 10 seconds to type one letter, and while that’s happening, Studio freezes and I have to wait until the typing is finished before it unfreezes.
Right now I have a 2017 Macbook Air Catalina as the screenshot below shows
I also have plenty of free storage on my mac and Studio only runs about 25% of my CPU.
If you are also interested, I have found a video on YouTube that has the same problem as me:
Opening Studio already takes a few minutes to load and to edit a game it takes an alike length. When Studio is open, it slows down any other applications like Google and Discord. Also, I don’t know if this is an update or a bug but when I right-click on an object in Explorer, it normally shows the menu with the “Insert Object” option. When you hover your mouse over that option it should show a separate menu on the left showing the things you can insert. But that no longer appears for me. I have to click the “Insert Object” button and it will show the old way of inserting objects:
Creating parts, clicking objects in the Explorer, moving them around, renaming them is completely fine. Using the move, rescale, and rotate tools are also fine. But when opening UI such as Terrain or the Toolbox it will usually take around 30 seconds or longer before it opens and is able to be used. While the UIs are opening, Studio freezes and I am not able to do anything unless the process is finished. The worst UI issue is that some UI such as Properties and Explorer gets randomly detached when I click on something in the Explorer. When the Properties tab gets detached from its place. It takes an extremely long time to put it back in place, usually a few hours. This is because it keeps getting attached to the wrong place instead of the default location like when you download Studio (Where the Properties tab is under the Explorer tab). Re-installing studio doesn’t help with this problem. This has happened to me around 20 times and by the time of typing this report I’m still trying to re-dock it to its original place.
As mentioned in my summary, “it literally takes around 10 seconds to type one letter, and while that’s happening, Studio freezes and I have to wait until the typing is finished before it unfreezes.” Now I just use another text editor like Visual Studio Code to copy-paste my scripts into Studio.
Playing a game or stopping it is the second-worst thing to happen other than scripting lag being the first. It takes around 5 minutes to play or stop a game. And currently, I am in the development of an upcoming murder mystery-like game. But to start a game, the server requires 3 players. You already know where this is going - I have to test with 3 players. This usually takes a duration of 10 minutes for all 4 Studio applications to load and be usable. However, switching from different player screens takes another 2 minutes to load, and this annoys me a lot.
SOLUTIONS I’VE TRIED
I’ve read a lot of other posts about this and here are all the solutions I’ve found and tried:
- Re-Installing Studio
- Changing Display Profiles of my mac
- Setting my Studio Settings to it’s minimum
- Restarting Mac
- Changing Display Scale
- Unparenting Script Editor
- Clearing Cache (Partly effective)
Having these issues right now is a struggle because I currently maintain a Roblox coding channel on YouTube and it holds me back from uploading regularly. I would like to hear back from the staff team about this because I need to get rid of it as soon as possible.