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Toad 12.1 64-bit on Windows7 is very slow


#1

I have been running Toad for many years but have never been soo irritated on Toad as I am now.

All window handling is very slow.

Switching between different windows takes 2s.

Switching between different tabs in editor takes 2s.

Opening a new editor takes 25s.

Opening Save As in editor takes 5s.

Running Toad 10.6 in an old Xp machine is much quicker.

Switching between windows or tabs is almost instant.

Opening a new editor takes 2s.

I have a case with Toad Support on this but they have no solutions.

Anyone else with the same experience?


#2

To rule out any configuration settings, backup your appdata folder and generate a clean set of user settings using the Utilities|Copy User Settings menu item. Has performance improved? The appdata folder path is specified in Toad options on the General tab in the “Application data directory” box. If things have improved zip and email me your user files folder within the appdata directory to Michael.staszewskiquest.com.

Michael

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Toad 12.1 64-bit on Windows7 is very slow

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I have been running Toad for many years but have never been soo irritated on Toad as I am now.

All window handling is very slow.

Switching between different windows takes 2s.

Switching between different tabs in editor takes 2s.

Opening a new editor takes 25s.

Opening Save As in editor takes 5s.

Running Toad 10.6 in an old Xp machine is much quicker.

Switching between windows or tabs is almost instant.

Opening a new editor takes 2s.

I have a case with Toad Support on this but they have no solutions.

Anyone else with the same experience?

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#3

Hmm… I just upgraded from XP to a new laptop with Win7 with both 32-bit and 64-bit clients and my experience with 12.1 32-bit and 12.5 beta 64-bit has been
exactly the opposite. Very “Peppy”. Much faster than before on my XP box. My new processor is a little faster, twice as much memory and such, but overall not a massive upgrade in hardware, but a noticeable improvement in TOAD performance.

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Toad 12.1 64-bit on Windows7 is very slow

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To rule out any configuration settings, backup your appdata folder and generate a clean set of user settings using the Utilities|Copy User Settings menu item.
Has performance improved? The appdata folder path is specified in Toad options on the General tab in the “Application data directory” box. If things have improved zip and email me your user files folder within the appdata directory to
Michael.staszewski@quest.com.

Michael

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Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Toad 12.1 64-bit on Windows7 is very slow

Toad
12.1 64-bit on Windows7 is very slow

Thread created by claes-goran.andersson

I have been running Toad for many years but have never been soo irritated on Toad as I am now.

All window handling is very slow.

Switching between different windows takes 2s.

Switching between different tabs in editor takes 2s.

Opening a new editor takes 25s.

Opening Save As in editor takes 5s.

Running Toad 10.6 in an old Xp machine is much quicker.

Switching between windows or tabs is almost instant.

Opening a new editor takes 2s.

I have a case with Toad Support on this but they have no solutions.

Anyone else with the same experience?

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#4

“Much faster than before on my XP box”

when you upgrade Windows, you loose certain % of performance. This is unbeatable truth.

The best would be to install Windows 7 from the scratch and you’ll see then how performance should gain

For compatibility matrix between Oracle client software, OS and Tad version grep through many threads in this forum.

Brg

Damir Vadas


#5

Since I’m using a Mac I connect to a virtual Windows 7 host for Toad and am running Toad Xpert Edition 12.1 for 64-bit Oracle client over a VMWare View connection to the host. I’m experiencing the same slow redraw problems as claes-goran.andersson is describing. There’s a little better performance, but still very slow redraws, if I connect to the host using RDC. With either remote client the problem gets progressively worse the longer I have Toad open and slower still, usually in correlation, with the more tabs and sub-windows I have open in Toad. Naturally, I’ve verified this is not a swapping issue.

I tried Michael Staszewski’s suggestion with a little customizing:

I want Toad to store my AppData on a secondary drive so I redirect my AppData there first and tell Toad to copy the existing data there and restart (Nice, by the way, I like that I can tell it to do that through the settings rather than a registry hack). It does. When I try the Utilities>Copy User Settings tool, it only pulls up the original version of Toad I was running: 12.0, which was also painfully slow on the redraw, but it wasn’t any worse. No improvement and I need to restore my settings. Restored. While I’m at it, might as well try getting a clean set of settings. Error, for some reason Toad thinks I don’t have full read and write access to the new secondary drive AppData folder when it tries to “reinstall”. Checked: Authenticated Users have read, write, list, read & execute, and modify access to all recursive sub-folders and files. Not sure what’s going on there but hey, there’s an update, maybe that’ll give me fresh settings… Really!!! I need to create and remember yet another account on another site to get this download? Probably going to need to do some sort of authorization request too. Ugg! Hey, wait a second… that wasn’t so bad. Had to do a little registering but it was really easy to retrieve the needed information on my own in less than a few minutes. No go-fish, hide and seek, or runaround games. It was all no where near as painful as say… initiation to dealing with IBM’s support sites (ohh the loathing!). Nice work! Ok, here we go now, run the installer. Migrate settings to secondary drive for 12.5 install. Backup those settings. Try clean settings… same error, can’t access the necessary installation files. Loads same settings I want but still redrawing slowly, though it does seem slightly faster. Grumble. Sad-face. I’m where I started but at least I upgraded my install. Toad, albeit slow on the redraw, is still great for many tasks so I wonder if we’re licensed to install Toad Xpert Edition for OSX or one of our Linux systems. Is that even an option?

Perhaps I’m installing Toad all wrong for a VMWare virtual host that get’s RDC’d/VMWare-Viewed to? I installed it like I would any Windows 7 box with an Oracle 64-bit client. I have to say too, that was about the smoothest Oracle related install I’ve ever done. I was shocked, breathless I dare say, at the level of competency displayed by that installer; an additional kudos on that one.


#6

Couple of thoughts for the original poster (claes-goran.andersson ). First, try using the toad advisor. It under main menu -> help -> toad advisor. It often points out things slowing down toad and double clicking on any findings opens options up and highlights what to change. Second, where are your toad local files being saved? Look under options -> general -> app data directory. When this is on a network drive and/or a mapped drive it can slow all of toad down. Try a local drive. I’ve even seen some old usb 2.0 connected drives for this location slow things down. Same for temp file directory. Finally try marking the toad desktop icon with run as administrator - soemtimes that can assist with issues …