Photoshop CC2018: Slow performance with rulers turned on

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Moving objects, panning, zooming is really slow with turned on rulers.
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Roman Divoký

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Posted 2 years ago

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8700K / 32GB RAM / GTX1080 / SSD

Same issue. It's ridiculous. It was never like this in Adobe products years ago.
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Cristen Gillespie

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If you both would perhaps provide a little more information, such as the OS you're running? This is something I've seen once a few versions back, but am not experiencing it now. I'm on  Macs running El Capitan. Perhaps Adobe can find out why if they can find something you two have in common. . .
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I'd be surprised if someone from Adobe couldn't figure out what OS the hardware listed above is running on (then again...)

Regardless, it occurs on both Windows and OSX
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Sebastian Scharnagl

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I have the same issue now in 2019 with the most recent Photoshop CC version.  Especially when a) using the pen tool to draw paths and b) when using the healing brush.

When the rulers are turned on, the redraw performance of the path (rubber band enabled) goes way down. From about 30fps to 5fps. It's really noticeable and annoying.
Same applies for the preview of the healing brush (showing the source portion in the brush preview). Performance drops with rulers activated.

This was the case on High Sierra and now on Mojave. Both on a Mac Pro 64GB D500 6-Core as well as on a 2015 MBP. Please have a look at this issue, I would love to see it fixed! 

Best regards