Live reacts slowly if Display Zoom is active

  • Live Versions: 9.2
  • Operating System: OS X

Phenomenon

When Live's Display Zoom (to be adjusted via Preferences → Look/Feel) is set to anything else than 100%, Live 9.2 32-bit can react slowly when editing, selecting or resizing GUI elements.

Solution

Using Live 9.2 64-bit is recommended and has benefits in memory handling as well.

If the 32-bit version of Live 9.2 needs to be used, and you don't want to reset the Display Zoom to 100%, it is possible to run Live in low resolution on some computers, depending on their graphics specifications. 

  • Close Live and open a Finder window.
  • In Finder, press [Cmd+Shift+A] to display your Applications folder, and locate the Ableton Live application.
  • [Cltr + click] the Ableton Live application and choose "Get Info" from the context menu.
  • If "Open in Low Resolution" is shown here, just tick it.
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Note that this last option is not universally available on Mac, and it will only appear in conjunction with certain Mac configurations.