Slow responses under MacOS 9
Posted on 2000-05-17
I have a Mac 8100/80, MacOS 9, 80 mb RAM, 1 Gb disk, running Appletalk over Ethernet, with usual sofware and peripherals.
The system is mostly about as fast as you would expect; kind of stately, but OK, except for one thing. The thing that is unusual here is that the system is VERY slow in responding to mouse clicks. If I am in Netscape and click on a link, it takes between one and 2 seconds before anything happens, then response is normal. If I click on a desktop icon or a button in an application, same thing: nothing seems to happen for about a second, then the hourglass appears or it goes off and does what it is supposed to do. The lag on clicks is very annoying, and I often think it didn't hear me, so I reflexively click a second time.
I don't think it acted like this under MacOS 8.1 (the previous release I was running), but before I go and revert the OS, I would like to find out whether anyone has seen this syndrome before, and whether there is some tuning parameter or something that may be out of whack.