Lightroom 2015.9 tools become unresponsive

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Intermittently, usually if Lightroom has been open for several days, tools become unresponsive. I can still switch between modules and tools, but I can't adjust anything.

Ex. I'll be using Crop and all of a sudden I can't crop. I can switch out of crop to other tools and modules, but no adjustments can be made.

Lightroom ver. 2015.9
Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2015
OSX 10.12.3
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Juil Yoon

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Posted 1 year ago

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Carlos Cardona

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You should reboot your Mac every three or four days, never more than five! And use Memory Clean (daily, manually).
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Juil Yoon

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Thanks for the recommendation (Memory Clean looks useful). But I don't think this is my problem. I generally monitor my memory usage and I have enough CPU and memory room when this particular freeze happens.

I can get Lightroom to lag by continuously applying the healing brush, but the tool doesn't crash in this case.
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Robert Frost

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From reading all the complaints on these forums, and from my own experience, you should be closing and reopening LR at least every hour! I also shutdown my computer overnight; why waste electricity, and clearing out everything by rebooting often seems to be beneficial. Indeed, when my wife asks me to sort out some problem on her computer, my standard reply is 'Have you tried rebooting it yet'?

bob Frost


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Juil Yoon

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I've been using Lightroom for a solid 6-7 years and never had this problem before. Is there a particular reason I should interrupt my workflow just so that an essential program doesn't crash?
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Carlos Cardona

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A particular reason? That's like asking the doctor, "is there a particular reason I got cancer now? I never had cancer before!" There may be, or 10-15 reasons, but it can be VERY hard to diagnose. If you are brave, launch Console and do a search for Lightroom, or Adobe, and post the results (for Adobe to look at), but be prepared for it to be something completely different!