Mac version 11 is terribly slow, almost unworkable with.

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Using MindManager for years. Love(d) the product. This version, however, makes me sad. It takes almost a second to be responsive when I click, drag or type something. Switched off anti-aliasing, have plenty of disk space memory and a top-level Mac (and a new top-level MBP, with the same problems)  Anyone else having the same problem?
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Lucien Engelen

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Mark Beare

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Hi Lucien,

Thank you for the feedback. What version of MindManager for Mac were you using before this one? Did the older version work better than the new one?

We have a known issue we are working on that seems to impact users with very high resolutions (4k and 5k) that we hope to fix within the next couple months.

If you can, would you mind verifying something for me? If you reduce your resolution on your MBP to 1080p do you notice any difference in performance? I am not proposing this as a fix, just looking to confirm that this is the cause of the problem in your case.

Mark
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Lucien Engelen

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ok Mark will do , Former version was 10, never had any problem indeed. Switching off anti-aliassing did help already a lot. but i never expected to have to wait for my computer again ;-)
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Thanks for getting back to me Lucien. Do you know which version of 10 you were using? Maybe 10.6? Was it on the same computer or a different one?
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Lucien Engelen

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Nope don’t know, can’t find anymore either. No other laptop. This one is topmodel MBPro so should work even better, right? :-)
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Mark Beare

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Well yes and no :)

So while the newer MacBooks have better specs and performance they also have higher resolution displays. The high-resolution displays have more pixels which means the maps are more resource intensive to draw as you load the map and move around.

Anti-Aliasing removes reduces the number of pixels that need to be drawn and this is why the performance is better and the same if you use a 1080p monitor instead of the native Retina display on the MacBook.

We hope we can find a good solution for this for the next release.
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I have the same issue.

Spec:
Macbook Pro Retina
OSX 10.11
i7 / 16G RAM /512G SSD
4K resolution displays
MindManager Version 11.0.143
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Tildy Johannsen

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Can I add my name to the list. Performance is not what I would expect. I am using a Mac mini, so not the most powerful but it is slow like none of my other programmes.