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Affinity Designer takes ages to load files and freezing when using fonts

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Hi @johnyoungphotos,

Initially I'd suggest just closing all apps you have running in the background/taskbar so that only Designer is open and see how the loading times are. Also, have a task manager Window open on the 'Performance' tab and see what your Memory/CPU/Disk usages are at the point in which you are loading a file and browsing the fonts to see if you're running into any hardware limitations.

The font lag could potentially be caused by a problem font, if you can capture font browser freezing on a screen recording that may be helpful in identifying this.

Screen record guide: 


Also, to confirm are you using Designer V1 or V2, and is it updated to the latest version available?

Many thanks

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Thank you for replying. I looked at the performance tab and nothing stood out and I thought I had identified a font but then the next time that font worked fine so it seems quite random. Also if you see on the screen recording when I open a blank page at the beginning it takes ages to load.

My laptop is quite high end as its a gaming laptop so should have plenty of power

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