[digiKam-users] New user - software super slow

Scott McCoy scott at scotthmccoy.com
Tue Sep 22 17:10:22 BST 2020

Hi, everyone. I'm new with DigiKam.

I'm having major issues with it. It's so slow that I basically can't use 
it at all. It's constantly timing out and even crashed once.

Today, I opened the software and tried to move the window to my main 
monitor to make it maximized. Every time I grabbed the window, it would 
go into "not responding." After 10 minutes of just trying to move the 
window, I gave up and forced the software closed.

When it does run, the thumbs never fully load. It also is super slow in 
anything I do. Just twirling open a sub-directory takes about three 
minutes. Then I click on a file and it goes into "not responding" again 
for a minute or so.

I have no idea what is wrong?

I don't have any issues with other software, like Directory Opus, Adobe 
Bridge, for FileCenter, that handle much of the same types of file tasks.

My computer is a high-power machine built for video editing and gaming 
(not that I game).

- Windows 10 (latest updates)
- 16GB Ram
- i7 processor

My main location for media is on a USB 3.0 external drive.

Any help would be appreciated. Looks like it could be great software if 
I can get it to work.

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