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Tue, Jun 30, 2020 10:45 PM

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Progress bar for background tasks needed

Moving the mouse just got jerky and I find that Lightroom is using 25% of a 6-core Xeon processor for no reason that I can determine. I'd just finished editing 11 photos and deleting about 40-50 spread over a half an hour. 3% GPU but only 14.5 GB of RAM out of 64. If it is working on the XMP files, shutting down will give a warning message but that isn't happening in this case. Shutting down and restarting dropped the CPU to under 1%. 
 
Sometimes building previews has a progress bar, perhaps most of the time, but not always. I'd just like to see a progress bar whenever Lightroom is performing some background task with a meaningful label. After all, it knows that it is performing the task. 
  

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Would be a very welcome addition to LrC

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If you can narrow down which tasks might be causing the CPU usage or what kicks off this behavior, that could help. In general, LR does try to show progress bars for long-running tasks, so it's possible you're encountering a bug (something taking a long time due to a bug), or it could be that it's one area of LR where the developers forgot to include a progress bar.  

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How can I narrow down the tasks if they are internal to Lightroom and not exposed for our view? For example, Lightroom does not show a progress bar while updating xmp files or when rebuilding previews. 
 
So Lightroom developers, fewer secrets please. 
 

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See if you can associate the high CPU with recent actions, e.g. does it occur after imports? After deleting a collection? For better or worse (mostly worse), I don't think Adobe will take any steps to improve this without knowing which actions are not using a progress bar.

I remembered one activity for which LR doesn't show a progress bar: indexing faces. You have to look in the Identity plate to see that:







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I already gave you two that I've discovered.