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Extreme slowdown when using Google Docs
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:28:18 am »
I have been using the Cosmo for quite some time now (one of the earlier backers). Specifically, I have been using it quite regularly for writing/drafting documents in Google Docs while on the go and during meetings.

However, for some time now I have experienced serious problems when trying to use Google Docs. After a few dozen keystrokes in Google Docs, the device slows down significantly.
Some observations:
  • The problem only appears when using Google Docs (not when using Word or any other app that I have tested thus far).
  • The resulting slowdown however is not limited to Google Docs but affects the entire system, as evident in input lag, slow system animations, and overall extreme sluginess.
  • I am not 100% certain, but I believe this problem not to have appeared after I initially updated the firmware to v25 -- I belive it to have appeared later, after some update to the Google Docs app.

Force-closing Google Docs does not make any difference. Closing all apps does neiter. In all observed situations, plenty of RAM was available. Emptying cache of Google Docs, deleting data and uninstalling+reinstalling the app make no difference. Size of document does not seem to make any difference either, as the problem occurs even with new and completely empty documents.

The only "solution" is to restart the Cosmo, at times with a force restart, when the system has become virtually irresponsive.

There seems to be some incompatibility with the keyboard driver and Google Docs.

Has anyone experienced similar problems and maybe even found a solution?

[Background specs: running current rooted v 25 with scandinavian keyboard layout]


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Re: Extreme slowdown when using Google Docs
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2021, 02:57:34 pm »
I use Mobi Systems OfficeSuite applications for documents, sheets and presentations. I don't use them just for local files but also those stored in OneDrive and Google Drive. I notice a considerable lag in every operation (typing, saving) if a sheet file is opened from Google Drive compared with One Drive. No remedy found, just patience needed...
I haven't noticed system-wide lagging but I need to monitor if that also occurs.