Pasting Settings in Lightroom Classic

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Since the last update, I'm seeing an issue where pasting settings across multiple images brings everything to a crawl. Until the program finishes all the pastes, I am unable to continue editing. Not even flagging or rating is responsive until the task is complete. 

I'm on a fairly new retina iMac. Never saw this issue until recently. Anyone else?
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jc808

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Carlos Cardona

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Nope! New 2019 27” iMac, 64GB RAM. Sometimes it’s the OS that’s the problem. Tried this?

To rule out a corrupt cache or application state, or directory damage. Please give your Mac the "once over"! Run the free Onyx (titanium-software.com), select the Onyx version for your OS, download, run it, reboot. (In Onyx run almost everything in the Maintenance tab, deselecting things you may not want deleted, like Launch Services . Hit the "Options" button and deselect more stuff like Cookies & Other Site Data, Browser History, Form Values, etc.(if you don’t know what something is, look it up, or don’t run it, or ask me), then hit Run Tasks. After it's done it will ask for a reboot.

If that doesn’t fix it run Disk Warrior if you can ($120), (https://www.alsoft.com) from an external boot drive, reboot. If you can’t do Disk Warrior, at least run First Aid from Disk Utility (boot into Recovery Mode, Command-R, to run Disk First Aid). Also just doing a "Safe Boot" can clear out caches (restart, hold down shift until you see "Safe Boot" on the screen, let it fully boot, then reboot normally.

If that doesn’t work try launching Lightroom from your other (admin or test) account, with a new catalog, as a test. Does it run OK? If it does it may be a corrupted preference in your Username/Library folder. To reset your LR preferences:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom.
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Let me know if it worked?
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Ugh. I left Windows a decade ago to avoid exactly this kind of nonsense. Guess I know how I'm spending my next hour. 

At any rate, thanks for the write up. Appreciate the info.
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It’s not nonsense, Macs won’t run perfectly forever without some Tender Loving Care, and Utilities, just like Windows. The difference is the IT Dept spends 75% more time fixing Windows (according to studies).