Hovanky Hovanky - 1 year ago 83
Android Question

Intellij slowing down, routinely reaching max heap size then prompting to quit

IntelliJ slows to a crawl. Hardly can type without 1-2 delay between keys. I've updated the heap-size. I'm running on about 2GB RAM on my Macbook Pro. Ever since it's been slowing down. I've increased the heap-size everywhere to no avail as follows:

  • in the info.plist (mac)

  • when it prompts to quit due to max heap

  • under preferences in compiler for java

  • android dx compiler

Really frustrated since it's never done this to me before. Just now, i hardly coding mostly browsing the web and IntelliJ hit its heap-size and prompted to quit.

Any suggestions? Thank you kindly.

Answer Source
  1. Check that you are using the latest release or EAP version.
  2. Rename the following folders to start with all the default setting, clean caches and no third-party plug-ins:

    Settings: ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdea12
    Caches: ~/Library/Caches/IntelliJIdea12
    Plugins: ~/Library/Application Support/IntelliJIdea12
  3. If the problem persists, submit a bug report and upload CPU/Memory snapshots to the FTP. Attach idea.log (Help | Reveal Log in ...) to the reported issue.

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