Live 9: Ableton Indexer "Not Responding" in Activity Monitor (Mac)

  • Live Versions: 9
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 and higher

The Ableton Indexer may show as "Not Responding" in the system's Activity Monitor.

With Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" Apple introduced a new feature called "App Nap". This feature tries to reduce the resources consumption of idling applications (or processes).
This feature also affects the Ableton Indexer and causes the Indexer to be shown as "Not Responding" in the system's activity monitor. In fact, this has no influence on the functionality of the Indexer.

If you experience this problem please check if it's still possible to add a new folder to Places in Live's browser. If the content of the folder appears in Live's browser then the Indexer is still working fine.

Additional Information

If the content of a folder added to Places doesn't appear in Live's browser then the Indexer has stopped working, which means the problem is most likely not connected to App Nap. In this case please contact Ableton support.

Further reading

Disabling App Nap