Lightroom Desktop: Very slow

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Since switching to subscription (Lightroom CC with 1TB storage) I'm still disappointed with the speed of the Lightroom CC desktop application (on Windows 10). On the same computer, the same number of photos the Lightroom Classic 6.0 is so much faster. The poor speed is visible in a few areas, listing the most annoying ones.
Switching photos in detailed view is super slow. Especially if you move backward.
Applying a filter os selecting photos from specific date (or just month or year) is very slow.
Copy/paste adjustments from one photo to another (to one or to many) is super slow.
I have all my originals stored locally, the same location on NAS is much faster with Lightroom Classic 6.
Is Adobe working on it?
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Adam Dr.

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Joel Schmelzle

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I am looking for alternatives to lightroom cc as a result. It is nearly unusable for me at this point. I was able to find this thread and reply before a photo I took about a month ago would load. 
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It's just not useable....  I'm also looking for a cloud alternative.....
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It is unclear Robbie, if you are concerned about slowness of the App Interface as the original poster mentioned or the single-asset sync issue mentioned by Joel. If we have more detailed information there might be a simple issue that is solvable. 
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Adam Dr.

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Rikk, any news on improving performance of the Desktop app (and by the way the online version is not any different)?
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Perhaps you could provide resolution for both issues, Rikk..? Alleviating the need for an ongoing thread/discussion. Please provide links for both resolutions. Or explain. Either way, please respond with Useful information and not condescension. Best. 
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@Adam Dr. 

Since your original post several improvements have gone in and several more are scheduled in the next couple of releases.  Do you store all originals locally (on your NAS) or do you just use the NAS for temporary storage while photos are syncing back and forth from the cloud?
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I store all originals on my NAS. I have not noticed any performance improvements in the last releases. Even worse, recently the application is useless for a few minutes after starting, circle in the middle rolls and during that time I can't do anything in the application. And my NAS is very fast. I have a gigabit Ethernet cable connection to it, Windows and other apps have no problem with it whatsoever (including the Lightroom CC 6.14).
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